Safe Limits by Morticia Knight ~ Book Review by Caroline

27799594Title: Safe Limits

Author: Morticia Knight

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/24/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: BDSM, M/M Romance

Blurb:

The men from Kiss of Leather gather together to rescue a terrified young sub. But it’s Master Derek who wants to keep him for good.

Master Gavin and his boy, Kyle, are celebrating their newly established bond when Master Josh calls requesting their help. Josh’s sub, David, needs the men to help his best friend from childhood while they’re away at a BDSM convention in San Francisco.

Corey ran away from his Master after a horrible scene, but he blames himself for everything that happened. No Master would ever want him if they were to find out what he did. Corey’s not sure if he’ll ever feel safe enough to give himself to a Master again anyway, even if all he’s ever wanted was to belong to somebody.

Master Derek agrees to watch over Corey until Josh and David return from the convention. All he needs is another pretty twink messing with his head and his heart, so the older, growly bear of a man determines to keep his distance. But when Corey wakes up screaming after a devastating nightmare, Derek is more drawn than ever to the young sub—the need to keep Corey safe from whatever or whoever has hurt him becoming his main priority.

Kyle and Corey develop a friendship when Corey assists Kyle in the dungeon furniture workshop. Kyle has his own fears—the ones that make him feel he’s broken because of the things he desires to do with Gavin. Through helping Kyle and receiving his own help via Derek, Corey decides he’s ready to let go of the demons from his past and move forward into a new life.

Now if Corey can only get Derek to believe that he’s ready—and to finally do something about it.

Reader Advisory: This book contains a flashback scene of rape by multiple aggressors.

Publisher’s Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series.

My View:

You may remember in Building Bonds, book 1 in the Kiss of Leather series, all the hassle Derek gave Gavin for falling too hard and too fast. It looks like Derek will have to eat his words in Safe Limits but he will do it with a smile on his face.

My favourite thing when reading a series is to see everyone that makes up the stories and not just the MC’s. Safe limits starts out with Gavin and Kyle giving us a glimpse into their ever growing relationship. When they pick up a young and abused sub at the airport as a favour for Josh and David they take the skittish man to Derek who has agreed to look after him for the weekend until David is back in town. In just a few short chapters we have caught up on what all the men are doing!

Corey jumped into the BDSM lifestyle a few years ago without any knowledge, guidance or safeguards. Sadly he is now paying the price. He ran away from his Dom and survived on the streets before finally reaching out to his oldest friend David for help. He is leery of everyone especially those associated in any way to a D/s lifestyle and it seems they are everywhere he looks amongst David’s friends that are offering their help.

This is quite a gentle story with a bit of kink. The last thing Derek was looking for was a relationship but things don’t always go as planned.  Although there is insta-lust between Corey and Derek there is also the need to build trust, set boundaries and expectations and allow Corey to heal safely. Derek proved himself in every way to Corey whilst often leaving him frustrated but he was determined to show the younger man just how safe a D/s relationship could be when entered into properly.

Links

Safe Limits 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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