Blaze. St. Louis’s elusive superhero. In the dark of night, he wages war against the city’s criminal masterminds. Once the sun rises, he’s Jordan Wells, quiet custom body shop owner. Jordan has accepted that it’s his destiny to walk alone in the shadows… until the night he meets Daniel. The sweet, untrained submissive seeks a Dom, and Jordan would love to take on the role.
Jordan dreams of dominating the young man, of finding respite from his harsh life as a lone vigilante by losing himself in Danny’s softness. Unfortunately, past trauma has taught the superhero that letting others into his world leads to tragedy. Jordan knows he should let Danny go, but he can’t seem to tear himself away from the submissive’s gentle smiles and soft kisses. Can Jordan risk a relationship with Danny when his life as Blaze is rife with danger?
BLAZE is Book One in a steamy D/s superhero romance series. It has dramatic rescues, hot D/s sex, and evil villains. If you love shipping your favorite superheroes you’ll want to give the Heartthrob Heroes series a try!
I am a total Marvel girl. But I grew up watching Superman (the Christopher Reeves years) with my father. They are just so fun to watch. And now- fun to read.
Much like in the movies, Superheroes are known to exist. But their identities are still secret. And in this story, Danny is mugged while walking to a BDSM club for the first time. But he is rescued by Blaze- a known superhero in St Louis.
Blaze is immediately attracted to Danny and facilitates them meeting “by chance” at a more exclusive BDSM club where Danny suddenly got a year long membership for free. And so Jordan (aka Blaze) takes Danny under his proverbial wing to teach him the ropes of a D/s relationship.
Even though sparks fly between them (heh heh- you’ll see), Jordan holds himself back. Partially because the old “I don’t deserve love” but also because of the whole secret superhero thing.
There’s D/s’ing and superheroing and falling for each other. But also danger in two forms. Beyond all of that are two guys who are kind of normal with each other. Even though they met with the D/s dynamic, Danny is no simpering princess waiting to be rescued or looking for Jordan to take care of him. And as alpha as Jordan is in both of his personas, he never tries to control Danny.
I also LOVED that both main characters are men of color. LOVED IT
The D/s element petered out a bit. It started strong with Jordan giving Danny lessons. But it seems that they got to a certain point and that was kind of it. Jordan never really pushed Danny further. I definitely would have liked seeing more of that.
Overall, a really fun, exciting and sexy read. Can’t wait for the next book.
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Christa Tomlinson is giving away an ebook copy of BLAZE to 3 people who comment on this post. If you have BLAZE already, anything from her backlist. Check out that amazing cover!