Override (Lili’s Review)

Title: Override (The Underground Club, #1)
Author: S.J.D. Peterson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 31st 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary/BDSM
Page Count: 200 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Don’t judge a book by its cover….

At over six feet, with a body honed in the gym, auto worker Donavan Gregory is used to people assuming he’s a dominant top. Unfortunately, they’re wrong, and Donavan’s desire to explore his submissive side goes unfulfilled.

Smaller and older than Donavan, Doctor Seth Manning might not look like a typical dominant, but when the two men meet at Pride, Donavan realized Seth might be his perfect counterpart. The trouble is, Donavan doesn’t have as much experience with the BDSM world as he’d like. What could an educated, handsome, and confident man like Seth possibly see in someone like him? Seth must convince him that despite the differences on the surface, when it comes to kinky fun and discovery, they’ll fit together just fine.

This book was not what I was expecting.


I was expecting angst and heavy BDSM. Instead, it was the polar opposite. Sometimes when a book isn’t what we envisioned, it can work against it but for me, it worked out great.

*whispers* You see I admit I’m not big into BDSM.

You’re probably shaking your head asking yourself- why read it then?

For three reasons:

1. THE COVER. I freely admit to being a cover whore, and this cover is gorgeous.

2. SJD

3. The blurb. I was interested in reading about a couple that fits in a way that we don’t expect.

Why it worked for me:

-Low angst. There’s no big drama here. It’s a simple story of two men falling in love. A slice of life type book.

-BDSM. I didn’t think it was “BDSMy”- maybe a couple of things here and there. If you’re not giving this book a try because of the BDSM aspect, I don’t think you should worry about it. Don’t allow that steer you away.

-I enjoyed the characters- both the protagonists and supporting cast.

-The romance was sweet.

-The sex was hot.

-And it ends with a solid HEA.

It all just kind of fit my mood. I needed some book TLC, and that’s what I got. While reading it felt like I was engulfed in my favorite fleece blanket with some hot cocoa. It was very much a comfort read.

If you’re looking for “kick in the stomach” type angst, this is not the book for you. If you’re not in the mood to have your heart stomped on and need a sweet, steamy pick me up give this one a go! 4 Stars.


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Galley copy of Override (The Underground Club, #1) provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I’m a thirty-something Colombian who loves to get lost in a good ol’ Romance.

My favorite tropes are:

-Best friends to lovers
-Opposites attract
-Humor (as long as it’s not slapstick type comedy)

My favorites authors are:

-Lane Hayes
-Santino Hassell
-Kade Boehme
-TJ Klune
-Heidi Cullinan
-NR Walker
-Eli Easton
-Amy Lane
-Keira Andrews
-Nick Pageant
-Annabeth Albert
-Jay Northcote
-Riley Hart/Nyrae Dawn
-Melanie Hansen
-Megan Erickson

Some of my all time favorites stories are:

-The Five Boroughs Series by Santino Hassell
-Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
-BOATK Series by TJ Klune (anything he writes actually)
-Let’s Hear It For The Boy by TA Webb
-A Kind of Truth by Lane Hayes
-Cyberlove Series by Santino Hassell & Megan Erickson

**Also: HEA a must!

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