Friday, December 02, 2016

Release Day Review: Limitless (The Underground Club #2) by SJD Peterson

limitlessTitle ~ Limitless (The Underground Club #2)

Author ~ SJD Peterson

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 2nd December 2016

Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, BDSM

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Synopsis

An Underground Club Tale
Even within the context of the Underground BDSM Club, Joshua’s desires are dark and extreme. Hopelessly addicted to pain and the high it gives him, he has no limits. Joshua would quite literally rather die than use a safeword, and he accepts that might be his fate. As much as he depends on others, he has yet to find a man who can gain his trust, and he has little hope that he ever will.
For Nash, acquiring Joshua from another Dom at the club is only the first step in what will be a long and arduous road to lure the young man back from the brink of self-destruction. He must do the impossible and win Joshua’s trust, and he must be the one to set limits in their exploration—something he’s unaccustomed to as a Dom. But Nash knows dominance doesn’t always mean pushing a submissive’s boundaries. It’s about establishing a bond and fulfilling another man’s needs. In Joshua’s case, he’ll have to strike a balance between meeting the young man’s expectations and drawing firm lines that will save Joshua from himself.

 

Debra’s Review

Joshua has had a lifetime of abuse and abandonment. SJD Peterson doesn’t delve too deeply into the details, but gives us enough to know where his mindset comes from. He believes he has nothing much to offer anyone and will do just about anything, take any pain, as evidenced by the prior dangerous and disastrous D/s relationship he barely got out of with his life, to find oblivion for a little while. Abandoned by that Dom, Joshua is lost and is looking for a Dom as a way to stay off the streets, not the best way to go about things.

Nash has had his eye on Joshua since he first saw him and he’s not too happy with the way he believes Master Troy is treating him. He’s heard from others at the club that Joshua has no limits and is a pain junkie. He wants nothing more than to take Joshua as his boy, but he thinks he might be in over his head, especially once the truth of Joshua’s situation comes out.

It may sound strange, but despite the BDSM, the many sex scenes and the short time they are together, the relationship progresses in a quiet, tender manner. Nash is insistent on letting Joshua know he is desired, not just for the pain he can take or the submission he offers, but for the kind man he is as well. The line blurring between Dom/sub and lovers, definitely has Joshua off-kilter, but it seems Nash knows just how to balance the two to give Joshua what he needs on all fronts.

There is no magic BDSM cure and I was glad to see Nash encourage Joshua to get professional help. Nash does use scenes to help Joshua see that he doesn’t need endless pain, but can satisfy his needs through his submission as well and learning to trust in Nash. Joshua’s past is heartbreaking, but the story didn’t feel overwhelmed by angst. It does color the present though and as much as Joshua has trouble believing he can find happiness he also feels the need to run when he starts to get a little taste of it. Nash, on the other hand, fears that Joshua will heal and leave him behind.

After all the time that is spent getting Joshua and Nash to agree to continue to work together, the ending was quite abrupt and left with a HFN; in fact I expected to find another chapter or Epilogue when I swiped the page and that disappointment did drop this from 4 to 3.5 stars for me. They have reached common ground as far as their contract goes, but still have a long road ahead of them in the relationship, especially when it comes to Joshua’s problems.

For anyone going into this story, know that it’s really about the start of a new relationship and the building of trust enough for Nash and Joshua to go forward. Joshua now wants and believes that he deserves what Nash offers and the two are happy to work towards their ultimate goal. I don’t know whether we will get more of these two in the future, but I would like to see what they could build as Joshua really begins to put his past to bed.

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Synopsis

An Underground Club Tale
Don’t judge a book by its cover….
At over six feet, with a body honed in the gym, auto worker Donavan Gregory is used to people assuming he’s a dominant top. Unfortunately, they’re wrong, and Donavan’s desire to explore his submissive side goes unfulfilled.
Smaller and older than Donavan, Dr. Seth Manning might not look like a typical Dominant, but when the two men meet at Pride, Donavan realizes Seth might be his perfect counterpart. The trouble is, Donavan doesn’t have as much experience with the BDSM world as he’d like. What could an educated, handsome, and confident man like Seth possibly see in someone like him? Seth must convince him that despite the differences on the surface, when it comes to kinky fun and discovery, they’ll fit together just fine.

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Meet SJD Peterson

SJD Peterson, better known as Jo, hails from Michigan. Not the best place to live for someone who hates the cold and snow. When not reading or writing, Jo can be found close to the heater checking out NHL stats and watching the Red Wings kick a little butt. Can't cook, misses the clothes hamper nine out of ten tries, but is handy with power tools.

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24 comments:

  1. If the story sounds good, I read BDSM. I liked "Make Me Soar" from K.C. Wells a lot. What I dislike is when a dom "gifts" his sub with another dom's services without asking first.

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  2. I do read BDSM, my first was Duck! By kim Dare and I've continued reading them. I like the relationship between subs and doms, and the fact that the sub is normally the really powerful one in the relationship.

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    1. I've heard a lot about Duck! (it may even be on my kindle) but haven't read it yet. Thanks for the reminder on that one.

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  3. Not very often but i do :) but i have to admit i don't read the hardcore BDSM.
    Laura05

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  4. I read some books with BDSM, but it's not really my favorite genre. I'm not too comfortable with an all out heavy duty BDSM scenes, but I could take the light tone in small portion.

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  5. I do read them. I like them best when they introduce me to something new which is pretty hard given all the reading I do. What I don't like is that so many spend time on the details of what is occurring sexually that chemistry between the characters gets lost. I really need to feel the chemistry/connection to enjoy a romance of any kind.

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  6. I don't usually pick them up but that's more because I don't want to take the chance that I run across one that has humiliation as something that happens. No judgement for those who enjoy it but it is something that will stop me from reading a book quick and maybe even a author so I try to stay away.
    Samantharozyczko@gmail.com

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  7. Not much and only if it's fairly mild , not really my thing.

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  8. I do read it. I like when the author is knowledgeable and it's realistic.

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  9. It is not my favorite genre and I don't actively looking for it BUT I don't completely reject it. I like some of the BDSM books I read, but usually I will pick it up if it is recommended by my friends or if I have known the author's previous work.

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  10. Nice review and like how you characterized their relationship. That's one of the things I like seeing in a bdsm story, along with the kinkiness of the sex that a dom and sub can have. I like the edginess, but also a problem I sometimes have with it is the psychological unstableness that is sometimes depicted and not addressed, and sometimes making noncom seem alright.
    Purple Reader - TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

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  11. I do read it, as long as it's not too hard-core. I enjoy the idea presented in this book of power and perception. Thanks for introducing us to this book and for the giveaway!

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  12. I don't think I've read a full book in that genre. I've read short stories and fan fiction. I have a couple BDSM books in my TBR pile but i haven't pulled the trigger on buying them.

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  13. I will read them but will DNF if the BDSM is used as therapy or if the characters are sceneing in ways I feel are horribly unsafe. Like using restraints while one leaves the other unattended, not stopping when safewording or not discussing limits, etc.

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  14. Not usually but if the blurb is interesting or something catches my attention then I do.

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  15. BDSM books are not ones I usually go specifically looking for, but I do not mind reading them. Too hard-core or some rare kinks may cause me to dislike the book.

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  16. BDSM is not my favorite thing to read, but I did enjoy the Upending Tad series.

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  17. I like BDSM if it's nothing darkish or with practices out of my comfort zone.

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  18. BDSM is not what I am usually looking for, but I have read some books that I liked.

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  19. Angela:
    Not my favorite genre but i do read some BDSM books. I've read the first book in this serie Override (The Underground Club #1) and i really liked it but it.

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  20. I've read lots of books with a BDSM theme...Sean Michael's Hammer series, Chris Owen's Deviations series, Fyn Alexander's Angel and the Assassin series, the Blue Ruin series by Katrina Strauss, and Jo's Guards of Folsom series to name a few. ;)

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  21. I do read BDSM stories. The ones I enjoy the most are when we get really into the headspace of the submissive partner. If it is all about the dominant partner I'm not so keen. Also, dont like humiliation

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  22. I read and love BDSM stories, I'm really interesting in the power exchange and how it can be fulfilling for both partners...

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  23. I've read a few BDSM books, but they're not my favorite kind of book.

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