Without a Net by Lyn Gala ~ Book Review by Caroline

26166806Title: Without a Net

Author: Lyn Gala

Publisher: Loose Id

Cover Artist: Syneca Featherstone

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 08/24/2015

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: BDSM, M/M Romance


Oliver Robertson has been assigned to go undercover in one of the shade clubs that litter the seedier parts of town. He has never engaged in the sort of edge play found in those places, preferring the BDSM in the more mainstream control clubs. However, to find the criminals behind a series of kidnappings, he must go in undercover as a shade sub. The mission becomes more complicated when his captain asks him to collect evidence against a lieutenant who might be a dirty cop.

The case quickly gets out of hand, and Ollie finds himself caught between wanting to do his job and not knowing who to trust. That confusion grows worse when a number of sexy and dominant men challenge his assumption that he prefers safe, contractually negotiated sex. It turns out he has more of a wild side than he expected, and given that he’s surrounded by dangerous men, and he can’t distinguish the good guys from the bad, that’s terrifying.

When Ollie gives his trust to Travis Goode, a dominant who appears to be a federal agent, he might be making the connection of a lifetime or dooming himself forever.

My View:

If you are looking for something dark that will mess up your mind then this may be just the book for you.

In this futuristic story BDSM is part of the norm but there are different levels of Dominance and Submission. For those just looking to play you can go to one of the control clubs. For those looking for something with more risk, something darker you can to a Shade club and give up everything including your safe word.

Ollie is a cop who believes in the letter of the law which is why he is feeling uncomfortable at work when he believes someone higher up is dirty. He makes a complaint in a report he writes up, still unsure whether it is paranoia or if he is being targeted for being gay, but he no longer feels safe when requiring back up.

It all seems a little too easy when his boss offers him a dangerous undercover assignment to flush out the ‘dirty cops’ at the station. His new job will be as a server at a Shade club and after a quite a bit of humiliation he has his cover in place and prepares to get to work. The job doesn’t last too long when he meets Milan and is kidnapped right from under the noses of two teams that are supposed to be protecting him.

This is where your head will get messed up! Who is Milan? He intrigued me from the start and even though he looks to be a bad guy I found myself strangely attracted to him and his deviousness. He is strict, in fact that is putting it mildly, he whisks Ollie away and puts him through hell but still there is something about him that can’t make me hate him.

Ollie’s life can’t get any worse or so he thought! Then in walks Travis, his sexy neighbour who he has a crush on and your mind has to bend again to follow the story. Travis is a very dominant man, a Shade Dom, and a living wet dream as far as Ollie is concerned but Ollie is having trouble even thinking what that might mean about his own kinks and what it might mean for his future. Ollie isn’t a Shade sub is he?

If you want a story that twists and turns constantly then Without a Net is surely that. If you want a story that you cannot be sure of who is who and whether they are good and bad then Without a Net is surely that. Prepare for some mindfuckery!!


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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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