Laurence Dalziel is worn down and washed up, and for him,
the BDSM scene is all played out. Six years on from his last
relationship, heâ€™s pushing forty and tired of going through
the motions of submission.
Then he meets Toby Finch. Nineteen years old. Fearless,
fierce, and vulnerable. Everything Laurie canâ€™t remember being.
Toby doesnâ€™t know who he wants to be or what he wants to
do. But he knows, with all the certainty of youth, that he
wants Laurie. He wants him on his knees. He wants to make
him hurt, he wants to make him beg, he wants to make him
fall in love.
The problem is, while Laurie will surrender his body, he
wonâ€™t surrender his heart. Because Toby is too young, too
intense, too easy to hurt. And what they have â€” no matter
how right it feels â€” canâ€™t last. It canâ€™t mean anything.