Scorched Edges by LM Somerton ~ Book Review by Caroline

26001919Title: Scorched Edges

Author: LM Somerton

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 09/08/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: BDSM, M/M Romance

Blurb:

Fireman Salter Beauman, Beau to his friends, has had his eye on cute Marty Standish ever since he helped rescue Marty and his boss from the bombed out rubble of Temple Church. An analyst for the security services, Marty is cute, geeky and submissive through and through—even if he doesn’t know it yet.

With a serial fire starter making inroads into Beau’s life expectancy, he decides that there is no time to waste and introduces Marty to the D/s lifestyle. Marty responds with wide eyes, an insatiable desire to learn and the ability to turn Beau on with nothing more than a wiggle of his slim hips.

But Beau has a second, far more malevolent admirer. ‘See me dance’ is the message left at a series of increasingly dangerous fires. Beau and Marty must work together to catch a psychotic arsonist before their love goes up in flames. Literally.

Reader Advisory: This book contains a scene that includes sexual abuse.

My View:

Book 6 in Tales from the Edge sees us back visiting the BDSM club known as The Underground.

Marty a mere civil servant who is actually a spy and Beau who works for the fire department met a few months ago after a bombing but neither man has reached out to the other until now. Beau is an experienced Dom determined to introduce Marty to the lifestyle in the hope that they will be compatible in all areas. For a man with little sexual experience Marty seems to jump at the chance and tackles each challenge he faces. He is also not adverse to some kinky sex even if it makes him blush.

As much as Beau wants to put all his time and effort into a new relationship his work life takes a sinister turn when they realise they have a firebug on their hands that seems to be targeting particular shifts. When it becomes clear it is Beau being targeted it becomes much more personal and a lot more dangerous.

I liked Marty a lot. I liked that he was a nerd with an insatiable appetite for knowledge. He often speaks out loud when he merely wants to think which causes some funny situations. I think his journey into becoming a sub felt rushed given his previous experience in relationships and maybe it felt too easy. Beau didn’t go easy on him and I would have expected more questions and analysis from him given the way his mind works.

The firebug is a blast from the past and has his mind set on one thing. Marty is in the way which means he is in danger and Beau will have to pull out all the stops to make sure he is kept safe. There are short appearances from a lot of the previous characters as we get a sneak into where they are up to in their lives and it was great to see Aiden hasn’t changed a bit!

Links

Scorched Edges on Goodreads
Pride Publishing
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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