Title: Scorched Edges (Tales from The Edge #6)
Author: L.M. Somerton
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: August 11, 2015
Page Count: 127
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Love forged in fire is unassailable.
Fireman Salter Beauman, Beau to his friends, has had his eye on cute Marty Standish ever since he helped rescue Marty and his boss from the bombed out rubble of Temple Church. An analyst for the security services, Marty is cute, geeky and submissive through and through—even if he doesn’t know it yet.
With a serial fire starter making inroads into Beau’s life expectancy, he decides that there is no time to waste and introduces Marty to the D/s lifestyle. Marty responds with wide eyes, an insatiable desire to learn and the ability to turn Beau on with nothing more than a wiggle of his slim hips.
But Beau has a second, far more malevolent admirer. ‘See me dance’ is the message left at a series of increasingly dangerous fires. Beau and Marty must work together to catch a psychotic arsonist before their love goes up in flames. Literally.
Reader Advisory: This book contains a scene that includes sexual abuse.
Scorched Edges is the sixth book in the Tales from The Edge series by L.M. Somerton. I haven’t had a lot of luck with L.M. Somerton is the past, but this is firefighters and BDSM, so I had to give it a try. Unfortunately the book fell short and didn’t deliver what I was looking for. I wanted hurt/healing/comfort intermixed with mind-blowing, passionate sex, while the MCs fell in lust and then in love. With a firefighter! What I got instead was a creepy firefighter stalking a vulnerable man and then treating that man like a child. I didn’t feel any passion between the two men and the way firefighter-slash-Dom Beau and his Dom friends spoke of wallflower-slash-sub Marty was incredibly degrading. It left a bad taste in my mouth.