Saturday, October 12, 2013
Review: Tag Team (Guards of Folsom #2) by S.J.D. Peterson
by S.J.D. Peterson
Published October 4th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press
Formats Available: .epub, .mobi, html, pdf, Paperback
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Following the death of their sub, the former owners of the Guards of Folsom, Robert “Bobby” Alcott and Rig Beckworth, were left to pick up the pieces as best they could. After seven years, these two Doms are ready to move on and find the boy who will complete them. Their painful past comes crashing back when they meet Mason Howard, a submissive who just weeks ago lost his Doms in a car accident.
Reeling from overwhelming grief that’s complicated by a severe social anxiety disorder, Mason can barely leave his home. When Rig and Bobby find him, he’s hit rock bottom, believing life is no longer worth living. Bobby and Rig set out to prove the younger man wrong. Fate has brought the three men together, but they’ll have to face fear and loss head on before they can all truly live again.
Oh. My. Sweet. Lord!
Never in my dreams did I ever think to say that I have read a really, really, SWEET BDSM! These two words are complete opposites and yet, nothing else comes to mind.
After reading Pup, I just had to know what was up with Bobby and Rig. Nowhere in that book hint of a Mason coming into their lives. Nowhere was there a hint that this was such a sweet story to read. Honestly, after reading some clues about these two DOMs in that first book, I really hesitated for there were mentions of fetishes and the like which are a NO NO NO! heck NO! for me. When I got this book, I did not immediately read it. Instead, I went on a search mode and entered in all of the freakish words I could think of, even googled some of them and was quite surprised that nary a word registered positive on search except for: water. (Yeah, I guess I was reaching there.) Happily, I opened and read.
And freaking cried my heart out.
I won't spoil it for the others, but the story did not yet start and I was already in tears. Thing is, this is a story of survival. It is also a story of moving on in life. It is a story of strength.
Frankly, I could not be quite sure when the romance really started for the story unfolded so gradually that I totally missed the exact text and page when the romance between these three men really began. One moment it was a story of two Doms helping a man survive his grief, the next moment I found myself hoping that Mason would just open up and admit to himself and Bobby and Rig that there was now a true love blooming between them.
Fast forward to the very end, Ty said something that caught my attention: "I didn't replace Eli in Blake's heart. He simply made a little extra room to invite me in." I think this line sums up the whole story and romance that is between Mason, Bobby and Rig. After this line? I just about broke.
Mind you this was not a full-on tear-jerker-book. There were a lot of funny moments that lightened up the heaviness and just added on to the sweetness. I even found a new word which I have added on to my list: scatterbraineditis.
Overall, this was a beautiful and sweet BDSM I never thought to read. I did, I enjoyed and I loved. ***goofiestsmileever***
Note: And yes! that New York cheesecake just about capped it for me. So straight I go down from my perch here in the mountains and straight to the city to my favorite baker who does an awesome Blueberry New York cheesecake.