Never let go of the one you love
After recent traumatic events, Olly is finding it hard to get his head around what happened. While he tries to deal with a maelstrom of emotions, renovations at The Edge are in full flow, alongside preparations for tenth anniversary celebrations. Joe, his Dom, recognises Olly’s delicate state of mind and does his best to reassure him. A trip to the New Forest with their friends, Aiden and Heath, helps the healing process.
Returning home, Olly and Aiden focus on preparations for the party. When Aiden is called away, Olly takes a walk to clear his head, keeping his eye on a brewing storm. To his horror, he discovers Mark Vickery, an old enemy, has landed on the island by boat and is out for revenge.
With Olly missing and the storm raging, Joe, Heath and Aiden set out on a rescue mission that unfolds in a way none of them expected. Can the storm wash away the past or will Olly and Joe’s future be destroyed by a twist of fate?
This was such a good story. Going in I wasn’t sure how I felt about a former bad guy coming back, but the set up in the previous book left me optimistic of how this one would go. While I think Olly has had enough mishaps in this series, this story wasn’t as focused on it as in previous books. It was surprisingly less than I expected. I enjoyed seeing all of the other characters from the series in this book. It’s always nice seeing previous couples and get to check in to see how they’re all doing.
Olly struggled to deal with emotions after the events of the previous book. I adored getting to see how he let go and gave up to Joe and let Joe take the burden. Olly was so content after their holiday. He reached a level of bliss that was beautiful to see. He was so in love with Joe and needed him to make the decisions. It was lovely to see him give up control like that.
Joe struggled hard in this story as well. He blamed himself for much of what happened in the last two books and needed to let those feelings go. I liked how Joe handled that self blame but I wish it wouldn’t have been cut short. There was so much emotion in that scene before it ended. I really liked how Joe kept checking in with Olly to be sure he was alright throughout the story and in their scenes. He always had Olly’s best interest at heart. He was deeply in love and was quite soppy. I loved his question to Olly at the end. It was the perfect ending to the story and showed how much Joe loved Olly.
These two are wonderful together. They complete each other in ways many couples would strive for. The byplay between Joe and Olly is so fun to see. Even when they’re deep in a scene they can still laugh and love, have fun and enjoy each other’s presence. This book ties up all of the loose strings and shows you a wonderful happily ever after for the entire gang at The Edge and The Underground. I would love for Tor to get his own story. I want to see him get a happily ever after. He deserves happiness.
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.