Sometimes it takes willpower to resist temptation but courage to give in.
Aiden Keller is a brilliant and intriguing young man. When he’s convicted of hacking, his sentence takes him to The Edge, a high-end corporate training company with a mysterious sideline. There he is given into the custody of its owner, the enigmatic and demanding Heath Anders, and his business partner Joe Dexter.
From the moment Heath takes charge of Aiden he recognises the boy’s submissive nature, even though it is well hidden beneath a veneer of snarky attitude. But for twelve months, Aiden will be his responsibility and Heath cannot allow himself to get involved whilst the boy is obliged to obey him.
Aiden settles into his new life with the help of Olly, Joe’s pretty, submissive boyfriend, who is very perceptive when it comes to noticing the sparks of attraction flying between Aiden and Heath. Slowly and gently, he teaches Aiden that submission is not a weakness and to accept his desire to be dominated.
Unable to resist, Heath starts to test Aiden’s willingness to be obedient, and against all the odds, love (and lust) start to bloom. Aiden, however, is not quite what he seems and his past is about to endanger all their lives.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of BDSM, including D/s, bondage, chastity play, masturbation and voyeurism. It is best read as part of a series.
I’m so happy Heath got a story. He was such a sweetheart in the first book I wanted to see him happy. This story was so good. I adored Aiden and Heath together. They had a fascinating journey that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. My only issue was how quickly things went for Aiden and Heath. They went from an employer/employee relationship to deeply in love immediately after. Granted their feelings were growing while they were denying them over the weeks they got to know each other. But it was such a fast switch it was jarring. I enjoyed getting to see more Olly in this book. He’s such a fun character and you can tell he’s going to be great friends with Aiden.
Aiden is scared of his own desires but was so lovely in his submission. He struggled to submit and accept Heath’s orders. However he also was cheeky in his resistance. He’s going to be a joy for Heath to train and fun to discipline from his purposeful disobeying. Aiden was fascinating with his background and how he came to The Edge. That storyline was interesting and I had hoped it would have been more prominent. I loved how Aiden’s internal battle with submission, and accepting his wants and needs was portrayed in the book. His emotions came through so clearly in the story.
Heath is someone that was very dynamic. He felt very real. He was strong and dominant and knew what he wanted. But he also had bouts of self doubt and got nervous as well. He wasn’t a perfect cut out character. He cared for Aiden and truly wanted the best for him. Heath deserved to be happy and he definitely is with Aiden. He’s craft and comes up with totally kinky and sensual punishments for Aiden. They were so good to see how Aiden reacts.
Aiden and Heath are lovely together. They are so in love by the end of the book and well matched for each other. They are going to happily be together for many years to come. I’m eager to see how they settle into their life now things are calmer with Aiden’s past. I also can’t wait to see more of them in the next book in the series.
Four and a half
Lucinda lives in a small village in the English countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, cows and sheep. She started writing to fill time between jobs and is now firmly and unashamedly addicted.
She loves the English weather, especially the rain, and adores a thunderstorm. She loves good food, warm company and a crackling fire. She’s fascinated by the psychology of relationships, especially between men, and her stories contain some subtle (and some not so subtle) leanings towards BDSM.