Bondage Rescue by Morticia Knight
Series: Kiss of Leather Book Three
Kiss of Leather should be read in order for maximum enjoyment
Release Date: February 16, 2016
Pages or Words: 53,600 words/156 pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Categories: BDSM, Contemporary, M/M Romance, Suspense/Thriller
Kyle’s best friend Marshall resurfaces and he’s in a lot of trouble. Can the men at Kiss of Leather convince a former Dom to take on the mouthy sub?
Master Derek and his new sub Corey have signed a contract and enjoy their first scene together. The love between them is strong and Derek is as protective of his boy as ever. The only thing left that would make their world perfect would be to bring Corey’s ex-Dom and abuser to justice.
The legal firm that represents Kiss of Leather is charged with hiring a private investigator to flush out the man who orchestrated Corey’s gang rape. Stone Manning is hesitant to take the job, though. He was once wrongly accused in the death of a sub and swore never to enter a BDSM club again. But he owes attorney Glen Sharp his life after the lawyer got him acquitted.
Their meeting is disrupted when Kyle’s missing friend Marshall calls for help. Master Josh promises to help the mouthy Marshall get back on his feet under one condition: Marshall must sign a six month D/s contract as a fulltime sub and prove he can fully submit to a man as well as learn to respect those around him.
Stone Manning suddenly finds himself charged with taming the brattiest sub ever. In truth, the bigger the brat, the more his heart races with excitement. Marshall promises to be just the type of challenge to inspire Stone to be a Master again. As Stone learns more about him, he sees the pain that Marshall has always tried to numb with drugs and alcohol. Stone also sees a man he could love – if he can ever reach him.
In the meantime, Stone and his investigative partner, Chuck, continue to search for Corey’s attacker. The abusive Dom appears to have gone underground. But what they don’t realize is that the closer they get to their prey, the more dangerous he becomes.
Stone considered Marshall. He was smart. But he was also in so much emotional pain, viewed his life through a lens of fear, loss and regret. Stone wondered if six months would be long enough to address all of Marshall’s demons. He’d have to do his damnedest to be everything that Marshall needed.
“Sit down, please.” Stone indicated to the chair across from him.
Marshall blinked at him in confusion as if Stone had announced to him that he was an iguana. “Okaaaay…” He lowered himself gingerly on the seat as he continued to stare at Stone as though he were insane.
Obviously not the reaction he’d expected after his little rant. Good.
Marshall made a small strangled sound, dropping his chin to his chest. He lifted it again with a sigh. “Okay, Sir.”
Stone rose then circled around the table until he reached Marshall. “Good boy.” He placed his palm on the top of his head, Marshall jerking away the second they made contact.
“What are you doing?”
Marshall’s tone had held an edge of fear to it that Stone didn’t like. He kept his words soft.
“I was praising you because you did that perfectly. Thank you.”
The expression on Marshall’s face held confusion. His brow furrowed as he averted his gaze. “Oh. Uh, you’re welcome, Sir.”
Marshall fiddled with the towel as if repositioning it. There was a noticeable tremble to his hands. Stone wondered if it was from being upset or more related to Marshall’s blood sugar or a lack of alcohol. There was so much to handle in regards to Marshall and Stone didn’t want to overwhelm him. The desire to understand why Marshall had reacted negatively to a gentle touch nagged at him. But it wasn’t about what he wanted. It was about what Marshall needed. The first priority was his sub’s physical health.
“Would you like some coffee, boy?”
Marshall jerked his head up. “Coffee?”
“Yes, boy. Is that something you like to have in the morning?”
“Yes, Sir. But…I mean, isn’t that a part of my whole submission thingy? Josh used to make me do that every morning for him.” Marshall snickered. “Oh my God. He knew better than to have me cook, though.”
“Hmm. That’s good information to have. We’ll have to get you some simple recipes to begin with, perhaps a basic cooking course.” Stone glanced over his shoulder as he approached the Keurig machine. “Do you take anything in your coffee?”
“Hold up. Cooking course? I don’t think so.” He placed a hand delicately across his chest. “I’m not really into that whole Gordon Ramsey scene.” Marshall favored him with a sly smirk. “Although, I wouldn’t mind doing him.”
“You never answered my question.”
“Huh? What question? You were talking about me cooking.” He grunted, speaking as if to himself. “As if that would ever happen.”
“It’s going to happen and I wanted to know how you take your coffee.”
Marshall narrowed his eyes. “You can’t make me do something I don’t know how to do.”
“Once you finish a cooking course, then yes, I can make you do it.”
Marshall crossed his arms and Stone noted the wince he made that was undoubtedly from pulling on the wound on his elbow. “I’m not cooking and no, you can’t make me.”
Stone leaned with his back against the tiled counter, his stance relaxed, almost as if he was bored. “Are you aware of what they’ll make you do in prison, Marshall? And how do you suppose they might make you do something you don’t want to do? Josh explained to me that the amount of Ecstasy and cocaine they found on the ground near you when you were thrown from the car would be enough to put you away for a very long time. How confident are you that a public defender would be your best bet as opposed to the type of legal counsel Josh can provide? All he wants in return is my assurances that you’re submitting to me completely and showing me, as well as those you interact with, proper respect. I’m to report to him on a weekly basis.”
The distress on Marshall’s face was clear. “But…Josh said I had six months. I can’t be perfect right away! What if I make a mistake, and I didn’t mean to, but you tell Josh I’m a fuck-up? This isn’t fair!” Marshall’s breathing elevated. “This is a fucking nightmare. I’ll never be able to handle this. I can’t cook. I’m not good at anything except shaking my ass and sucking cock.” Marshall buried his face in his hands before tearing them away. “Fuck it. I’m leaving.” Marshall started to rise.
Marshall jumped, but stayed seated, his eyes widened as he stared at Stone. He made sure to keep his voice calm and soothing as he spoke. “You’re not a fuck-up and once we get to the point of discussing consequences to actions, calling yourself that, or any other derogatory reference, will be cause for punishment.”
“Like telling Josh you’re done with me.”
It hadn’t been a question and had been said with a veneer of sadness. Marshall felt the tug in his chest he’d first experienced when he’d seen Marshall at the club.
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Meet the author:
Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn’t begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little heart’s desire. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she’d like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011. Once upon a time she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the northern Oregon coast and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.
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Sigh. I truly believe I am addicted to Morticia Knight’s books, but I especially love the BDSM series, Kiss of Leather. I like how each story features the main two protagonists but also reflects back to the previous couple. Each book, so far, has opened with a continuation from the couple prior. It’s usually an intensely intimate, groundbreaking scene for that couple.
All of these men have such close ties through Kiss of Leather and long formed friendships that their stories are bound to be interwoven. Knight does a fantastic job keeping the bonds strong and the storylines moving without leaving anyone behind. We all know how much readers have a hard time letting go of previous protagonists! With the Kiss of Leather series, we don’t have to let go!
Bondage Rescue begins with Corey and Derek. Where they’re at with their relationship and dealing with Corey’s past abuse and it’s effects. Derek is ever the protector and Corey is thriving under his new dominant. Corey’s abuser must be brought to justice and that’s how we meet Stone, a former Dom who’s been out of the scene for awhile. He’s now focusing his time on his investigative work and he’s on the case to find Tony, Corey’s abuser.
Stone has some skeletons in his past and he’s very defensive but his worries are quickly put to rest. That’s good because when Marshall is finally found, someone needs to get him the help he desperately needs and push him to be the best he can be. That someone is Stone.
Marshall isn’t hurting from abuse or anything like that. He’s hurting from self-loathing, substance abuse and loneliness. His spirit is totally broken and bruised. With Stone’s patience and firm rules, Marshall just might be able to break the cycle of abuse and see how special he truly is.
I loved how sassy Marshall is with Stone. Stone’s patience and understanding are saintly. When it really counts, Marshall steps up and has the control he needs. There’s so much progress and growth with Marshall, by far the biggest turn around of all the submissives so far in this series.
Read this book for the sassy sub, scared sub, suspenseful return of the bad guy, and the bad ass Doms who come to the rescue.
RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!!!
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