Author: SJD Peterson
Series: The Underground Club book 2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 12/2/2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, M/M BDSM Romance, M/M Erotica
Page Count: 200
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: This is the second book in The Underground Club series. I did not read the first book and if you haven’t read it, you will not be lost. This is pretty much a standalone book in this series. I really enjoyed reading this book. I wanted to help Nash help Joshua. Joshua is addicted to pain. It is his only release. When he feels pain, he doesn’t have to feel anything else. Dom Nash wants to fix the beautiful, broken Joshua. Going outside his normal Dom/Sub thinking, Nash has to win Joshua’s trust or Joshua may fine the ultimate escape where he will never feel anything again. The chemistry between this Dom and Sub is a slow build of trust and desire. The pacing is pretty even. This story has a good story line to go with the 4 flames of kinky hotness. Great ending with really good character development.