Title: Rough Around the Edges
Series: Tales from the Edge, # 5
Author: L.M. Somerton
Length: Novella (132 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (February 20th, 2015) Available for early download January 23rd, 2015
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥4 1/2Hearts
Blurb: Can a new beginning be found in leather and chains?
Kai Smithson’s life changes dramatically with his first glimpse into the world of BDSM. Completely innocent, Kai can hardly believe his eyes, but he knows what he likes and apparently that’s hot, dominant men in leather. He isn’t sure if he’s a submissive because he doesn’t really know what that means, but the feelings he is experiencing are exciting and new.
Harry Croft, bar manager at The Underground BDSM Club, believes in insta-lust rather than love at first sight. And when he agrees to train Kai, the contract between them has one condition—no sex. But Kai has some very definite plans about losing his virginity and a piece of paper is not going to stand in his way. In his new friends at the club and at The Edge, Kai has a ready-made support group of subs that show him that the only rules in a D/s relationship are those he wants to make for himself.
The old saying that you can choose your friends but not your family is proved horribly true for Kai, as the mysteries of his past are revealed. As he and Harry start out on their journey together, they must contend with bullets as well as bondage, danger alongside domination, and it’s not easy to establish trust when the whole world is going to hell.
Reader Advisory: This book contains characters who have extremely prejudiced views and scenes referencing physical abuse.
Publisher’s Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.
Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/rough-around-the-edges
Review: Kai is intrigued by the BDSM world upon his first glimpse. He’s also very much attracted to sexy bar manager Harry. Kai seemed liked a very sweet and innocent young man with a mischievous streak in him once he gained some confidence under Harry’s guidance along with help of the other subs. Harry was caring and loving of Kai as the story progressed.
There were a few intense scenes concerning Kai’s uncle who seemed to hate him with a passion. Not to mention trying to get Kai’s inheritance but fails when he’s killed by some men who want the money and try to Harry hostage to get it.
Very interesting scenes of Harry training Kai in BDSM. Hot sex between the two added spice to this book. Great addition to the Tales from the Edge series.
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