4 Stars for The Rules of Love (The Hampton Road Club #2) by Morticia Knight #MM #BDSM #Historical #Romance @MorticiaKnight @Totally_Bound

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Title: The Rules of Love (The Hampton Road Club #2)
Author Name: Morticia Knight
Publication Date & Length: February 6, 2015 – 143pgs

Synopsis

Master Saul is captivated by the beautifully submissive Kenneth and the boy’s love of pain. Unfortunately, Kenneth belongs to Master Preston.

It’s 1926 and as one of the founding members of the Hampton Road Club, Master Saul Liebowitz has enjoyed the charms of many willing submissives over the years. One of the newer submissives to the club has captured his attention more than anyone has in a long time. Kenneth is tall, muscular and also seems to have a greater love of pain than most. If only Kenneth didn’t already belong to another Master.

After Kenneth’s Master died years before, he allowed himself to be taken in by the promises of Master Preston. As time has gone by, Preston has become increasingly crueler to the point where Kenneth fears for his life. They’ve recently joined a sadomasochism club and Kenneth can’t help but yearn for the handsome Master the other boys speak so highly of—Master Saul.

Preston takes things too far one night, and when Saul and his good friend, Master Aaron, do some investigating, they realize that Kenneth might be in real danger. Amidst turmoil at the club over whether there should be rules to keep the boys safe and Preston’s play for power, Saul searches for a way to save Kenneth from what he’s sure is a deadly situation.

Both men fight for what they believe to be the right thing. When they find their way to one another, a wonderful new world opens up to them. But there’s one man out there who refuses to let go of the old ways. Kenneth is his property and Master Preston won’t give him up.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence and dubious consent.

Publisher’s Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series but can be read as a standalone.

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FourStars

Warning: This book deals with abuse and non-consensual relations.
I really enjoy Knight’s style of writing. She is great at spinning a story, but in a way that is easy to read.
Master Saul is a kind heart. He is one of many dominants living in hiding during the 1920’s. BDSM was not widely known at this time and men were forced to carry relationships on in secret.
Kenneth is a submissive to his core. He is a protector, tenderhearted man who simply wants someone to cherish him.
I wanted to do bodily harm to Preston. He doesn’t deserve the title Master. He is a horrible person with a power complex. His narcissistic personality is tough to swallow. Even his “follower” Otis is someone I wanted to punch in the balls.
The bond that formed between Kenneth and Master Saul was strong from the very beginning. The love, however, was a little too “insta-love” for me. Despite that, I did enjoy the story.
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AuthorBio

Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy M/M or M/M/F tale, whether it is contemporary, paranormal, historical, Sci-fi or BDSM – she loves it all! One of her passions is bringing people’s fantasies to life on the page, because life is too short for even one boring moment. Her stories are volcanic in heat, deep in emotion, and sprinkled with doses of humor. When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on a seven-book series called Gin & Jazz set in 1920’s Hollywood, and Uniform Encounters 4.

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