Author: SJD Peterson
Series: The Underground Club #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 12/02/16
Genre(s): M/M Romance, BDSM, Erotica
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
”Even within the context of the Underground BDSM Club, Joshua’s desires are dark and extreme. Hopelessly addicted to pain and the high it gives him, he has no limits. Joshua would quite literally rather die than use a safeword, and he accepts that might be his fate. As much as he depends on others, he has yet to find a man who can gain his trust, and he has little hope that he ever will.
For Nash, acquiring Joshua from another Dom at the club is only the first step in what will be a long and arduous road to lure the young man back from the brink of self-destruction. He must do the impossible and win Joshua’s trust, and he must be the one to set limits in their exploration—something he’s unaccustomed to as a Dom. But Nash knows dominance doesn’t always mean pushing a submissive’s boundaries. It’s about establishing a bond and fulfilling another man’s needs. In Joshua’s case, he’ll have to strike a balance between meeting the young man’s expectations and drawing firm lines that will save Joshua from himself.”
Review: Right off the bat, I have to say that I liked Limitless much better than Override. I think that this book was written much better and the timing of the plot flowed much smoother than it did in Override.
I really enjoyed the MC’s. Nash’s relationship with his mentor reminded me a lot of the relationship between Leo and Thomas in K.C. Well’s Collars and Cuffs series, for those of you who are familiar with it. They knew each other so well that there was an unquestionable trust and intimacy that lingered between them, despite their physical relationship being in the past.
Joshua was completely broken. His sense of self-worth and confidence was completely destroyed. Because of that, this book was a little emotionally heavy. I wouldn’t say there was particularly an HEA at the end, but the future did look bright for Nash and Joshua so it balanced out enough that I wasn’t left in a sour mood at the end of the book.
These two together worked really well. Despite Joshua’s personal issues, Nash decided to take him in and care for him anyway. He cared for Joshua immensely, as proven by how far he was willing to go to make sure that Joshua got better and remained in his life. Certain parts of this book got a little heated and the chemistry was undeniable.
I would definitely recommend this book!
Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the author or the publisher in any way.