Life is a dance. Whether you lead or follow, the passion of it should sweep you away.
Carey and Alistair have the kind of relationship that is the envy of their friends. Carey is an old-fashioned Dom who appreciates quiet obedience. Alistair is a sub who is comfortable in his skin and finds peace in his submission. Needless to say, their happiness is too good to last.
When Alistair’s powerful father chooses his reputation over his son, all hell is let loose. Forcibly committed to a clinic for reversion therapy, Alistair can only hope that his lover will save him.
Carey calls on his friends from The Edge and they band together not just to rescue Alistair but also to protect his future. They’ve all flirted with danger in the past – but friendship is worth any risk. As the tension mounts and the stakes get higher, new bonds are forged but will Carey and Alistair’s love survive?
Reader Advisory: This book contains the use of restraints, the pushing of boundaries and edging, kidnap, forceful imprisonment and forms of visual torture along with scenes of prolonged physical torture. It also contains characters with extreme prejudiced views. This book is best read in sequence as part of the series.
Alistair and Carey are lovely together. Their story had me on the edge of my seat the whole I was reading. Ms. Somerton writes wonderful suspense and she had you wondering the whole time if everyone was going to come out safely and if Alistair and Carey would be able to be together by the end of the story. But you also can’t put the book down because you have to find out what happens next. I would love to see Alan get a story. I want him to have a happily ever after. He’s fascinating and deserves some happiness as well.
Alistair is completely secure in himself and his desires. He endures much in this book and it hurts watching him deal with it. He’s strong in the face of everything thrown his way and I admired how he handled himself. Alistair is happy in his submission to Carey and loves Carey deeply. His emotions come through clearly in the story when it came to Carey. He’s got a bit of a cheeky streak but nowhere near Olly or Aiden’s level. You can tell he’s content with his life exactly the way it is.
Carey relies on Alistair but he doesn’t realize it as readily as he should until the quiet submission and companionship isn’t there. Carey loves Alistair more than words can express and he’s lost while Alistair is done. However you can see his conviction to make things perfect for Alistair and ensure nothing happens ever again with each moment Alistair is gone. Carey feels deeply and cares for his friends. By the end of the story you can see how happy he is to be able to express his feelings for Alistair and his gratitude towards his friends.
In this story there are scenes that could cause some issues. Alistair undergoes trauma when he’s kidnapped. The scenes are very realistic and I suggest anyone that can’t handle those kinds of events to not read them. Alistair’s mental state is well described during these scenes and you get a clear sense of how he’s affected by what’s happening to him. Ms. Somerton does a wonderful job treating the topics with care and respect. Alistair recovers from his ordeal but he does suffer at the hands of others.
Carey and Alistair are perfect for each other. They love each other so much and complete the other in the best of ways. They were still missing a few pieces at the beginning of the story. The forced time apart showed them what they had and made each of them appreciate it more. Though those epiphanies would have happened without the events in the story, it sped them up. Carey and Alistair love each other more openly and deeply by the end of the story and they are going to be together for as long as they live.
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.