Monday, September 14, 2015

Scorched Edges by L.M. Somerton

Love forged in fire is unassailable.

Fireman Salter Beauman, Beau to his friends, has had his eye on cute Marty Standish ever since he helped rescue Marty and his boss from the bombed out rubble of Temple Church. An analyst for the security services, Marty is cute, geeky and submissive through and through—even if he doesn’t know it yet.

With a serial fire starter making inroads into Beau’s life expectancy, he decides that there is no time to waste and introduces Marty to the D/s lifestyle. Marty responds with wide eyes, an insatiable desire to learn and the ability to turn Beau on with nothing more than a wiggle of his slim hips.

But Beau has a second, far more malevolent admirer. ‘See me dance’ is the message left at a series of increasingly dangerous fires. Beau and Marty must work together to catch a psychotic arsonist before their love goes up in flames. Literally.

Reader Advisory: This book contains a scene that includes sexual abuse.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Scorched Edges is my first read within the Tales from The Edge series. It is book 6 but I had no issues reading it as a standalone.

Salter Beauman. Beau, is a fireman. He's in control in all things in his life, including his sex life. He's a dominant. When he meets Marty, a geeky analyst for security services, he knows he wants to get to know him better. Beau has hopes that Marty will make the perfect submissive. While the two work on a relationship a fire starter is lurking.

Suspicious fires seem to keep popping up on Beau's shift. There has to be some connection. Can they find it in time before someone gets hurt?

Scorched Edges is a quick read. I enjoyed the fire fighter/BDSM combo. I didn't feel a full connection between the characters something was just missing for me but I did enjoy the suspense action.

The premise of this book is sound – a seriously hot firefighter Dom, Beau chasing down his newly discovered possible sub, Marty. Throw in an arsonist who's chasing down Beau and some of the dynamics have to change. I had some difficulty with some of the scenes, but chose to give Beau the benefit of the doubt in the heat of the moment. It definitely warmed the cheeks (on my face, not just Marty's!) and I'll continue reading more. Some of the language is very non-British, which as a Brit grated a little, but otherwise, a quick easy and entertaining read.

Lucinda lives in a small village in the English countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, cows and sheep. She started writing to fill time between jobs and is now firmly and unashamedly addicted.

She loves the English weather, especially the rain, and adores a thunderstorm. She loves good food, warm company and a crackling fire. She's fascinated by the psychology of relationships, especially between men, and her stories contain some subtle (and some not so subtle) leanings towards BDSM.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Scorched Edges (Tales from the Edge #6) by L.M. Somerton to read and review.

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