How do you stay standing when the ground is torn from beneath your feet?
Becket and Christian are taking the first, tentative steps towards the committed D/s relationship they both crave when the world literally explodes around them. In a frightening reversal of roles, Becket has to deal with his own vulnerability and Christian must find the strength to take care of his Dom. With the help of their friends at The Edge, the two men come to realise that dominance and submission cannot be switched on and off.
Events that could have ended in tragedy provide the catalyst that affirms their trust in each other, but there are still questions to answer. Is the safe path always the right one to take? Is control simply a state of mind?
One thing’s for certain, life’s too short for compromise.
Reader Advisory: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.
I really like Becket and Christian. Their story was really fascinating and had me on the edge of my seat for much of the book. There was a tiny detail that changed from the previous book to this one. It wasn’t major but I thought it should have stayed consistent. Becket said he was bi in the previous book and this one said he’s not.
Christian is a total sweetheart. He had deep feelings for Becket right from the beginning and you could tell he wanted to belong to Becket. His kinks aligned with Becket’s quite nicely. Christian was lost while Becket was away. You could tell he was at loose ends with himself. But watching him relax and let go once he was back with Becket was lovely. He never seemed overly mischievous in previous books but he has a tiny little streak of it by the end of this book. He’s also deeply content by the end of the story as his relationship with Becket becomes more solid.
Becket is a field agent through and through. He can’t turn that part of himself off just like he can’t turn off being a Dom. He is still a little bit of an enigma but he opens up with Christian sweetly. You can feel his fears throughout the story. Becket is deviously kinky and comes up with some seriously hot ideas and scenes. His control over Christian was sexy to read. By the end of the story you can tell he’s content with how life is headed; both in his relationship with Christian and his professional life.
These two are wonderful together. They are well matched and suited for each other. Their feelings grow quickly. I enjoyed seeing the previous couples and catching up with them in this book. I liked the suspense subplot in this story and I’m hoping we get to see more in the next book. I’m eager to see more Christian and Becket and how they’re handling life together.
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.