At last! A BDSM book where the Dom is younger than the sub, working class, and doesn't belong to some secret swanky BDSM club where everyone falls in True Love and gets collared happily ever after. And the wealthy immaculate captain of industry in this book? Yeah, that's the masochistic wanna-be sub. And about time too!
No safe words and rituals here.
Rase wants to be hurt, and Gabe hurts him.
And they both get what they need out of that.
I am so, so tired of books where good little subs try their hardest to be perfect, and win the ornery master's True Love by submitting. No thanks. More of this please: two people both trying to negotiate a relationship that's based on need, on lust, and on a shifting balance of power.
For what it matters, there's a HEA. But so what? I would have followed this book wherever it took me, because the ride was so much fun.