Title: On His Knees (Hunt & Cam 4Ever: Book One)
Author: Adira August
Publisher: Self-Published/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 76 Pages
Category: Contemporary, BDSM
At a Glance: The addition of the investigations that Hunter goes on, the who-dun-it mixed with the BDSM, keeps you on the edge with this one and makes it a page turner. There is a depth here brought about by great writing, and it hooks you from the first paragraph.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: Sometimes it’s the cop who needs to hit the floor… As a homicide cop, every blood-soaked crime scene settled in my bones and snaked around my spine. There was only one way to exorcise the images from my soul …
Inside the club, I stopped to scan the room. He was here, Camden Snow. A Norse sex god in the guise of unpretentious youth. Only his ice-blue eyes gave evidence of the Dom who took whomever he wished, whatever way he wanted, with a look and a nod. Merciless.
Cam found me watching him and fixed me with his arctic gaze. This time, I didn’t walk away. He cocked an eyebrow. Well?
The last thing I needed was mercy.
I dropped to my knees.
Review: I am going out on a limb here and telling you I read the first three books in this series one after another. Why? Because the story is just. That. Good. Also, these are not really standalones; there is an overarching storyline, a thread which runs between them all, and the progression of Hunter and Cam’s relationship can only be truly understood by reading these books in order. We first see Hunter in the Desire for Bliss series—an m/f trilogy from this author—which is set at Scene and Not Heard, a BDSM club. These are stories about two very alpha men, each in his own way. On His Knees is the foundation for their story.
Hunter Dane is a cop. A good cop. Some would say, a great cop. He lives the mantra “be in the crime scene, not of the crime scene”. In other words, disassociate yourself from the humane reactions you may have, and learn to look at the world with a clinical eye. But believing you have a dissociative disorder, and actually having one, is the dichotomy that is Hunter Dane. Sometimes, it just all gets to be too much, and Hunter is forced to seek another kind of release. All the Doms at his BDSM club would give their right arm to control him, but Hunter never gives them the chance. Hunter’s limits are exact and inviolable. It is Hunter using the Dom, the Dom bending to his will, not the other way around. Control in everything; even his supposed submission is paramount for Hunt. Until he finally runs into a crime scene he just can’t shake, and it forces him to go looking for the one thing he swore he would never do. Submit to Camden Snow.
Camden Snow is a golden boy. An Olympic skier with the body and coloring of a Norse god. Camden also is about complete control. He demands it of his subs and play partners. There is no safe word. No other law but Cam’s. He demands no negotiations, no compliance on the part of his subs, just complete and utter surrender. It is the way he is made, and he makes no apologies for it. It is up to the sub to decide if that level of submission is what they need, because once the lock is clicked, they are Cam’s and Cam’s only till he says otherwise. Now, ordinarily the lack of a safe word with a Dom would be an issue with me, but in this case, Cam’s play partners know right up front how he controls things. They do not go into things blind. But because we know that Hunt has never been able to give over that level of trust before, and the two men have chemistry that is freaking off the charts, we innately trust Cam right from the get-go because we know that deep down, Hunt does also.
Hunter Dane went to his knees for me. Camden Snow stopped breathing for a moment. Everything else receded – the club, the music, the people. Only Hunter remained, bright in a nimbus of light, a single player in the stage of the world, waiting for his cue.
Hunter was the one he watched for. Dark. Damaged. Sculpted. Haunting and haunted.
Cam longed to shatter him, so all his fiery molten interior exploded outward. He’d wanted it from that very first night, stunned by the depth of the dark man’s raw need for his own obliteration. Cam knew instinctively how to get him there.
When Hunter drops to his knees for Cam, the relationship between these two explodes. They have danced around each other for years. This isn’t an easy road, but it is charged with so much feeling. Hunter needs Cam for more than just submission, and Cam is out to show him just how much. The addition of the investigations that Hunter goes on, the who-dun-it mixed with the BDSM, keeps you on the edge with this one and makes it a page turner. There is a depth here brought about by great writing, and it hooks you from the first paragraph. I’m a sucker for well developed, character driven stories, and this is one of those, hands down. You will finish this book with a WTF look on your face, and go immediately to book two, Matchstick Men, because the storyline pushes you forward into needing to know the whole story between these two MCs. You just need this story to continue, and thank god it does. I highly recommend this story, but I warn you, you will want to buy them all.
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