Safe Limits (Kiss of Leather #2) by Morticia Knight 4*
BLURB: The men from Kiss of Leather gather together to rescue a terrified young sub. But it’s Master Derek who wants to keep him for good.
Master Gavin and his boy, Kyle, are celebrating their newly established bond when Master Josh calls requesting their help. Josh’s sub, David, needs the men to help his best friend from childhood while they’re away at a BDSM convention in San Francisco.
Corey ran away from his Master after a horrible scene, but he blames himself for everything that happened. No Master would ever want him if they were to find out what he did. Corey’s not sure if he’ll ever feel safe enough to give himself to a Master again anyway, even if all he’s ever wanted was to belong to somebody.
Master Derek agrees to watch over Corey until Josh and David return from the convention. All he needs is another pretty twink messing with his head and his heart, so the older, growly bear of a man determines to keep his distance. But when Corey wakes up screaming after a devastating nightmare, Derek is more drawn than ever to the young sub—the need to keep Corey safe from whatever or whoever has hurt him becoming his main priority.
Kyle and Corey develop a friendship when Corey assists Kyle in the dungeon furniture workshop. Kyle has his own fears—the ones that make him feel he’s broken because of the things he desires to do with Gavin. Through helping Kyle and receiving his own help via Derek, Corey decides he’s ready to let go of the demons from his past and move forward into a new life.
Now if Corey can only get Derek to believe that he’s ready—and to finally do something about it.
My Review: Received copy from Publisher in exchange for honest review. First I have to say this book is best read in sequence as part of the series, it also contains a flashback scene of rape by multiple aggressors. Now to me the flashback was necessary as it explains how come Corey is so skittish around Doms. In fact the book is very well written and both,, continues the story of Kyle and Gavin from book one, and gives us the slow and steady build up of trust and caring between Derek and Corey. There isn't a lot of actual BDSM in the book, but a lot of facts are given about what a wrong relationship is, through Derek's reactions to Corey's past. My only complaint about book two is that it left me with a few questions that I hope will be answered in a book three. Apart from that it's a good book that really does need to be read after Building Bonds.