Reviewed by JustJen
Author: SJD Peterson
Series: Guards of Folsom #5
Heroes: Tek Cain/Jamie Ryan
Genre: MM Contemporary BDSM
Length: 304 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 14, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Tek Cain & Jamie Ryan work at the Guards of Folsom BDSM club. After two years on the run from their old motorcycle club and the Feds, Tek & Jamie are finally able to relax and enjoy their new life in New York City. But the past won’t stay buried, and when the MC resurfaces, it’s Jamie who pays the price. Tek and the rest of the members at the Guards of Folsom must work together to get back one of their own.
In this, the final installment in the Guards of Folsom series, everyone must come together, bound as one in their quest to find Jamie and bring him home once and for all.
Review: This story begins by quickly catching up with everyone from the previous books which helps bring everything back. As we are seeing what each couple is up to, they get the call about Jamie being kidnapped, where they all end up reconvening at the club to formulate a plan on getting Jamie back.
The kidnapping was definitely a factor in this story, it wasn’t nearly as big of an issue as I was expecting. It isn’t terribly involved and is taken care of pretty fast. Instead, the story focuses on Tek and Jamie’s lives together. They’ve been together and there for each other from a very early age, managed to escape the clutches of the motorcycle club Tex was supposed to take over and are now just trying to live peaceful lives.
The struggles are mainly within themselves, trying to get over their pasts and allowing themselves to accept that they do, in fact, deserve to be happy and safe. They are also learning that they have a new family now with the guys from the club, which is solidified by the way they all stepped in to help with Jamie’s rescue. They’ve only ever really had each other to rely on, so it is taking a bit of getting used to for them.
Tek and Jamie aren’t really into the BDSM scene but they have begun to explore a bit of kink with each other. When they begin to continue their exploration, Jamie’s ordeal gets in the way, and they then have to work on getting that back as well. But, it doesn’t take long for them to not want what happened to get in the way of their own happiness together.
Throughout the story, we see Tek’s journal entries giving a closer look into the feelings behind everything that’s happened in their lives. It all comes together in the end with an emotional and touching scene that ends one chapter in their lives but opens a new door as well. These guys are very sweet, very clearly in love and have been for a very long time. There is no doubt they are perfect for each other, and through everything they’ve been through and any changes in the future, there is no doubt they will persevere and come out stronger than ever.
While I wasn’t blown away by this story, it was very enjoyable and a really nice end to the series.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*