Release Day Review ~ Limitless by SJD Peterson
Series: An Underground Club Tale: Book Two
Author: SJD Peterson
Category: Contemporary, BDSM
Even within the context of the Underground BDSM Club, Joshua’s desires are dark and extreme. Hopelessly addicted to pain and the high it gives him, he has no limits. Joshua would quite literally rather die than use a safeword, and he accepts that might be his fate. As much as he depends on others, he has yet to find a man who can gain his trust, and he has little hope that he ever will.
For Nash, acquiring Joshua from another Dom at the club is only the first step in what will be a long and arduous road to lure the young man back from the brink of self-destruction. He must do the impossible and win Joshua’s trust, and he must be the one to set limits in their exploration—something he’s unaccustomed to as a Dom. But Nash knows dominance doesn’t always mean pushing a submissive’s boundaries. It’s about establishing a bond and fulfilling another man’s needs. In Joshua’s case, he’ll have to strike a balance between meeting the young man’s expectations and drawing firm lines that will save Joshua from himself.
Not really a love story, but a tale of a Dom who's feeling restless and unfulfilled, and a damaged sub.
Book 1 in this series was pretty decent and I enjoyed it and had the same expectations for this one. Like book 1, this had a Dom who was smaller in stature than the sub, but the similarity ends there.
I wasn't entirely sure that Nash could be called a Dom, as he didn't seem to have much self-control and didn't seem very certain of himself at all. Yes, I got that he was searching for someone/something and that he had an attraction to Joshua, but he went about things like a bull in a china shop, jumping to conclusions and being very judgmental.
Joshua was damaged—there's no other word for it. A sub without safe words, without limits, and into pain, pain, and more pain. We didn't entirely get an explanation of why he felt so unworthy, though there was mention that he'd been on the streets since his early teens. I'm glad that towards the end of the book he was getting help, but I'm not convinced that he'd stick with it or that the guys had anything beyond a D/s relationship.
I couldn't picture these guys together, sorry, and other than D/s scenes, there wasn't even one that was entirely reciprocal. The tale ended with the leads trying to pursue a relationship, but it's not one that I'd call love or romance.
ARC courtesy of DSP and Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure.