Laurence Dalziel is worn down and washed up, and for him, the BDSM scene is all played out. Six years on from his last relationship, he's pushing 40 and tired of going through the motions of submission. Then he meets Toby Finch. Nineteen years old. Fearless, fierce, and vulnerable. Everything Laurie can't remember being.
Toby doesn't know who he wants to be or what he wants to do. But he knows, with all the certainty of youth, that he wants Laurie. He wants him on his knees. He wants to make him hurt, he wants to make him beg, he wants to make him fall in love. The problem is, while Laurie will surrender his body, he won't surrender his heart. Because Toby is too young, too intense, too easy to hurt. And what they have - no matter how right it feels - can't last. It can't mean anything. It can't be real.
Sensous and enticing
Alexis Hall is an amazing writer/author. The chapters unfold the character development with esch one building on the sheer sensuality of the previous one. Not being familiar to BDSM this might seem tame to some. For me, it was very sexy and I definitely learned a few new things. I hope there will be more audiobooks coming soono that are in this vein. Also, I must add that having 2 narrators (with sexy British voices) gave the characters distinct voiced. And, they made this perfect for listening to, and falling asleep to, in bed.