Author: Chris Owen Jodi Payne
Publisher: Torquere Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
In this sequel to Deviations: Submission, Dom Tobias and Sub Noah are back, learning more about each other and their relationship, testing the boundaries of what they can and cannot handle, both together and apart. Tobias works at becoming more comfortable and finding his balance as a full-time Master again. Meanwhile, his work brings out the true submissive in Noah, who faces some of his greatest fears, and his greatest secrets, confessing to Tobias about a terrible time in his past. He’s not the only one who has a rough time. Tobias breaks down and shows Noah he’s not all dominance, too, which sends shockwaves through their romance, leaving them to wonder if they can keep it together.
This book pretty much picks up straight away from Submission as we continue on our journey with Tobias and Noah.
There is a heartfelt scene at the farm on Christmas Eve when Tobias is brooding over the losses he has felt in life. His mood is dark and has worsened through the day and the evening finds him alone and drinking. Noah arrives earlier than planned and surprises him, then offers him comfort and support throughout the night.
This marks a new and untried area of their relationship and Tobias is left feeling raw, he feels weak in the eyes of his sub, and that he has not lived up to his own high expectations of himself. Noah’s feelings from the night are markedly different. He feels as though another aspect of their relationship has opened up, one that has given them both a deeper understanding of each other and brought them closer together.
The problem with Tobias feeling weak is that he then tries to over compensate in his perceived role as a Dom and a scene that should have been pretty straightforward goes to hell. Tobias is so far in his own head he misunderstands Noah and is sent into a panic that another sub is leaving him. Another conversation in the safe room brings a little more understanding but both men are left shaken.
That misunderstanding works in mysterious ways and something seems to click for them. In the following weeks Noah finds his head space more easily, sinking further into his submission and things run more smoothly for the pair.
There is a lot to look forward to. Bradford is holding his annual New Year’s Eve Party at the club and Phantom will join Noah and Tobias for some fun. Secretly Tobias has been organising a secret ceremony for Noah to make things more permanent and the time has come to help Phantom get past his demons.
…and another abrupt ending…..
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