Marshall is a brat. In an epic fit of bratty-ness he leaves his job, his friends and falls into to a deep hole of partying, drinking and some drug use. When he is arrested he calls the only person he can think might care, his old Master, Josh. Master Josh as part of bailing Marshall out set the ground rule that Marshall needs to learn to submit. Master Stone has been out of the lifestyle for years, ever since he was accused of a horrible crime. He’s innocent, but doesn’t want to deal with the looks, the whispers or the questions. He’s been asked to investigate the Dom who broke and abused Corey from the previous book. Master Stone thought he was over the need to have a sub of his own until he sees the real Marshall, the one hiding behind the brat behavior.
This book has everything that I expect from a Morticia Knight story. There are great characters, who engage your emotions. I love watching Marshall realize his worth and gain his confidence. Master Stone needs to reconnect with the life he’d thought was over. There is the journey that Marshall takes as he grows as a person, with Master Stone’s help. There is the suspense, as all of the Masters and Subs work together to find the man who abused Corey. This is book three; you do need to have read the other stories first. Each one sets up the relationships found in next book as well as sets up the story line that moves from story to story.
I love this series and I can’t wait to read the next one.
This book does come with a warning; there is flashback to a rape scene with multiple aggressors.
Corey is a small, young man with a tortured past. Escaping an abusive Dom he runs to his best friend in the world, David. David is the submissive of Josh, one of the owners of Kiss of Leather along with his partners Gavin and Derek. While David and Josh are at a conference, Corey is left in the care of Derek. Derek is a non 24/7 Master Dom, currently without a submissive. He’s ready to give up on having a permanent sub...
This book is well written, as all of this authors stories are. I get a great sense of who the characters are. She writes characters that I relate to emotionally. I feel for both Corey and Derek as they work through their pasts to get to what they both want. The start of this book opened with the couple from book one, which confused me. While Corey and Derek got their happy ever after, the story itself has questions that weren’t answered. Since this is a series, hopeful the next book will answer these questions.
You meet Scott, a swat officer, smoking hot. Scott has this thing about billionaire Allistair. Who has a policy of one and done, because of his fears and the lovers who have tried to take advantage of his money. And yet there is something about Scott. Scott is only going to Allistair’s club because he can find someone to take care of his kink. Can two people who are so different find a way to make a relationship work? Can Scott protect Allistair?
This story really has it all. There is suspense, romance, the building of a relationship between two extremely different class of people. You can feel the chemistry between Scott and Allistair. This is hot and full of kinky fetish sex. The sex is kinkier than other stories written by this author but it totally fit this story and the characters involved. If you are a fan of Morticia or this series, you have to read this book. Then like me, wait for the next one.
Negotiating Love is a must read!
Sam is an eighteen year old survivor of his father’s abusive upbringing. As such he had to live in secret when it came to his preferences and sexuality. This comes to a head when his father demands his future be one Sam finds distasteful, he runs away from home to seek out a new life in Hollywood. He mets Aaron in the local bathhouse and nearly faints after the equally abusive owner mistreats him. Aaron is immediately taken with him and together they discover in each other precisely what they were looking for, and the healing that can come with being precisely who you were born to be. The Hampton Road Club and his friend Saul’s organization allow for them to blossom their love from what started as fiery lust.
This is the first book in the series and my third book from this author. Once again I give this series 5 stars! I loved Sam immediately, while he knows to ask for what he needs he doesn’t top from the bottom as obviously as some of the other submissive characters I’ve read in this series. He is subtle and it’s an endearing character trait. The same can be said of Aaron. As a Dominant, he grapples with whether his feelings and preferences are deviant or just a natural part of his personality. Same helps him come to terms with this and together they both come out stronger than when they are first introduced. I love this series and the setting, as well as the attention to detail and the overall flow of the series. Another masterpiece of gay BDSM goodness!
Saul is a founding member of a BDSM club known as the Hampton Road Club in 1926. He is searching for not only a willing submissive but also one who is as enamored of receiving pain as he is of giving it. He discovers Kenneth however he has a Master already, and one who pushes Kenneth past the bounds of his pain tolerance or even consent. While investigating Kenneth’s Master, Saul discovers Kenneth may be physically in danger with this man and he sets about trying to save him. Will Kenneth turn to Saul for freedom from an overbearing and dangerous Master who has gone to far or will Saul be forced to stand by and watch Kenneth be injured or possibly worse by Master Preston.
This is the second book in the series and my second book from this author. Once again I give this series 5 stars! The characters are either loveable or loathable, with Saul making my heart pitter patter in every scene. The difference between true D/s relationships is identified and described well in contrast to abusive relationships like the one Preston initiates and attempts to continue with Kenneth. The realistic yet flowing story make for an excellent addition to this series an these are so far my favorite couple! The conflict is real and gritty, and the sex is hot!! If you read M/M, BDSM, or want to try either my suggestion is to start with this series. Ms. Knight does not disappoint!
Ned is visiting a favorite BDSM club known as the Hampton Road Club in order to determine if he wishes to become a permanent member now that some new policies are in place. He also wishes to check on a submissive he introduced to the club at one point. What Ned finds is more than he bargained for. He meets Evan, a spirited if somewhat top from the bottom submissive that has been discarded by his previous Master for a young virginal submissive. Evan is in a predicament of his own, as he cannot return to the Master he had before that as he has also found a new submissive that he is committed to. Evan meets Ned and is dominated by him in one intense evening that ultimately leads to his heart-break as Ned doesn’t believe Evan is the one for him to settle down with initially because he is not a virgin. Will Ned come to his senses? If so will it be too late to win Evan as his permanent submissive?
I received an ARC of this novel for an honest review. I really enjoyed this novel! I have not read the first 3 books of the series but really enjoyed the supportive characters and was able to read this as a standalone and grasp the connections to previous stories. The writing was wonderful and I liked the original take on a historical 1920’s perspective especially for a M/M BDSM story. The use of terminology and brands familiar to that time was well done, there were no gaps or confusing pieces of the story, and I felt connected to the main and supporting characters. The empathy that everyone had for the submissives and their treatment was a palpable thing, which I also found refreshing. They were not objectified and instead were very well cared for. This is something that often is missing. The sex was exciting, well written, and not clichéd. If you are looking for an entertaining and engaging M/M BDSM book I would highly suggest this author!