Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
If superheroes, romance, BDSM, and suspense are your cup of tea, then drink up! This is the book that will give it all to you.
Daniel (Danny) Griffin is a freelance graphic artist who craves being a sub and has finally gotten up the nerve to visit a BDSM club to fulfill his desire. However, the club is in a bad neighborhood and all he got was mugged. When the gang decided that taking his belongings wasn’t enough and they wanted more, Danny’s hero Blaze came to his rescue.
Blaze is a superhero who tries to keep his St. Louis neighborhood safe but that is his night work. His day work is that he is the owner of a custom body shop and he goes by Jordan Wells. When Blaze rescues Danny and recommends he go to a different club, he can’t help but feel an attraction to this 5’5″ inch man. However, long ago he decided that putting himself in danger nightly was not conducive to a relationship. He wants to keep Danny safe and sends him a one year membership to a very top club, a club Danny could never have afforded on his own.
In spite of Blaze’s determination to stay away from Danny, he finds himself at the club and going against everything he swore to himself he wouldn’t do. He approaches Danny and offers to be his Dom for training only. Unfortunately, we once again prove the saying “the best laid plans of mice and men” is still alive and well. Blaze just can’t stay away from this small man who has crept into his heart.
Of course, everything Blaze feared comes true and danger threatens Danny, danger that comes from Blaze’s past. Destroying drug shipments and leaving criminals for the police to find does not endear you to the criminal element of St. Louis and Danny is his weakness. The romance between Blaze and Danny was beautifully done, the BDSM was not hardcore and actually interesting since it was done as a learning experience. Danny is totally obsessed with both Blaze and Jordan. When he discovers he is dating both men and that Blaze has a history, that realization could bring an end to any chance of a long lasting relationship.
I really enjoyed this book, loved the characters, both the main ones and the secondary ones. The only reason I did not give this book five stars was because I felt it was just a little too long and drawn out. Saying that I still can’t wait for more heroes.