Author ~ L.M. Somerton
Publisher ~ Pride Publishing
Published ~ 10th January 2017
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, BDSM
Never let go of the one you love.
After recent traumatic events, Olly is finding it hard to get his head around what happened. While he tries to deal with a maelstrom of emotions, renovations at The Edge are in full flow, alongside preparations for tenth anniversary celebrations. Joe, his Dom, recognizes Olly’s delicate state of mind and does his best to reassure him. A trip to the New Forest with their friends, Aiden and Heath, helps the healing process.
Returning home, Olly and Aiden focus on preparations for the party. When Aiden is called away, Olly takes a walk to clear his head, keeping his eye on a brewing storm. To his horror, he discovers Mark Vickery, an old enemy, has landed on the island by boat and is out for revenge.
With Olly missing and the storm raging, Joe, Heath and Aiden set out on a rescue mission that unfolds in a way none of them expected. Can the storm wash away the past or will Olly and Joe’s future be destroyed by a twist of fate?
Freya’s Book Brief
Binding The Edges is a BDSM story with a twist. The main story is the love between Olly and Joe. The twist is the plot surrounding Mark Vickery, a Dom jailed for his abuse of Olly.
Subs, Olly, and Aiden are best friends. Joe is Olly’s Dom. Heath is Aiden’s. The four of them go away to a BDSM retreat. It is here, the dynamic between the friends is brought to the reader. Olly is adorable with a sensitive soul, a big heart, and just that little bit of naughtiness. But, he also suffers from PTSD from his time with Mark Vickery.
This is a sexual story, containing teasing, play and more. As such the heat rating is high with plenty of scenes to satisfy. I Loved the cheeky banter throughout which made the sub’s the stars. Despite the dreaded words, “Come for me,” being used, in this story their use didn’t make me cringe, as the setting is appropriate.
As stories go, this is pretty straightforward. The characters go away, fun and frolics follow. Then the big bad gets released and goes after the one he wants. Protective mode ensues, and the angst is engaging. The love displayed between all the main characters is touching, but especially so between Olly and Joe – they are the perfect match, and I couldn’t help myself thinking awwww.
Binding The Edges isn’t a long story, so there are no drawn out scenarios, or mind boggling turns in the plot. What I read was a sweet, engaging, and dramatic (in varying ways) tale. It had the characters showing all facets of their personalities, from their sensitive sides to their “Me Tarzan you Jane,” beating chest sides.