- Dreamspinner Press
- Release Date
- October 2013
- Book 2 of Guards of Folsom
BDSM, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ
Following the death of their sub, the former owners of the Guards of Folsom, Robert "Bobby" Alcott and Rig Beckworth, were left to pick up the pieces as best they could. After seven years, these two Doms are ready to move on and find the boy who will complete them. Their painful past comes crashing back when they meet Mason Howard, a submissive who just weeks ago lost his Doms in a car accident.
Reeling from overwhelming grief that's complicated by a severe social anxiety disorder, Mason can barely leave his home. When Rig and Bobby find him, he's hit rock bottom, believing life is no longer worth living. Bobby and Rig set out to prove the younger man wrong. Fate has brought the three men together, but they'll have to face the pain of fear and loss head-on before they can all truly live again.
Oct 23, 2013 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
132 people found the following review helpful
A story on finding the strength to love again after losing the love of your life.
Mason Howard just lost his two Doms in a horrible car accident. They were everything in the world to him, and he isn't sure how to move on. Bobby Alcott and Rig Beckworth lost their sub 7 years ago and are finally ready to consider bringing somebody else into their lives on a permanent basis. Fate is on their side when the three of them meet, but now they must see if they can all move forward together.
Although the story starts out heart wrenching, it doesn't stay that way, and instead we are given an almost angst-free romance. Mason is a really sweet person in his early thirties, but his character comes across as much younger. I think it might be because he was so coddled by his former Doms. Bobby and Rig are a really nice couple who have been together for over 20 years. You could certainly tell that they loved and completed each other. However, they had more love in their heart to share and needed a sub to bring them full-circle.
It was a little hard to get to know the characters, since there were three different points of view along with a few flashbacks to Mason's life. However, Mason's voice was the most prevalent since we see him go through the process of losing his lovers, and then working with a psychologist to move forward. The steam level was actually pretty light and the only BDSM element present is a spanking. On a separate point, the author writes a note at the beginning of the story related to suicide which was absolutely devastating to read, and it made my heart go out to her.
Sweet romance focused on recovering from a tragedy and finding the strength to move on with the power of love in a new relationship.
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