The ride of your life could be your last.
Garth’s summer job running the ghost train at the local amusement park is supposed to be a stress-free way to earn some much-needed cash. His Goth looks are a bonus as far as his boss is concerned. The sunshine is a stark contrast to the macabre, spooky scenes inside the ride, but when one of the corpses proves to be more realistic than it should be, shadows are cast on the summer.
Clem sees potential in the moody fairground assistant with spiky hair and pretty blue eyes. He can’t wait to explore Garth’s submissive nature. But Clem isn’t quite what he seems and he might be all that stands between Garth and a violent death. Earning Garth’s trust won’t be easy in a world where secrets can mean survival.
General Release Date: 13th November 2018
Imprint: Pride Publishing
Book Length: Novella
Genre: BONDAGE AND BDSM; CONTEMPORARY; EROTIC ROMANCE; GAY
I liked the premise of this new series, as well as loving this author’s previous work (grab Serving Him, if you love BDSM), so I grabbed this one to see what L.M. Somerton has up her sleeve for this series. It’s a promising start on this series.
Although it’s a novella, it does contain some very strong BDSM scenes. There is some points of Dub Con (dubious consent) that I thought should have been more strongly emphasized as there having been consent at the beginning. This did perturb me throughout the novella. However, it did become apparent quickly that Garth was consenting to Clem, and it was Dub Con. I would have just rather have it spelled out a little more clearly.
There is a mystery included here, which I enjoyed, and since it’s a novella there really wasn’t much time to have a romance, bdsm scenes as well as a mystery solved completely. My guess is the mystery will continue throughout some, if not all, the series.
One thing that was very pleasantly surprising was Garth’s character. Having a Goth MC is something you just don’t see in romance novels, especially m/m romance. And he was a sweetheart, clearly someone who adored his friends, and was willing to acknowledge not only his submissive side, but his relative inexperience with BDSM. It was very refreshing to see a very different MC than you normally would.
I’m looking forward to seeing where this series goes.
3.5 pieces of eye candy