5, 4 and TWO 3.5 Star Reviews for The Rules of Love (The Hampton Road Club #2) by Morticia Knight #M/M #BDSM @MorticiaKnight

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Title: The Rules Of Love ( The Hampton Road Club #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Morticia Knight (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: February 6th 2015- 143 pages

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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Review

FiveStars

Kenneth has been abused badly by his master. Saul has seen Kenneth at the club and has been attracted to him for awhile. Saul tries to find away to save Kenneth from his master.

I felt so bad for Kenneth with how he was treated and hurt by that evil man. I was also so happy Saul was there for him and saved him from that horrible situation.

These two men together Saul and Kenneth were so sweet together and there was steam too which was hot between these two men. You also see a lot of the characters from the previous book in this series too which I really loved!

All together I loved how these author wrote these characters and this story and would definitely recommend this book!

~Kara

fourstars

Book two of the Hampton Road Club series focuses on Saul, the close friend of Aaron from the first book. His love interest is Kenneth, a middle aged sub who doesn’t look like your typical effeminate looking sub. He’s tall, muscular, but shy. I really liked that about this book. I like reading about a Dom/sub relationship that doesn’t follow the normal formula.
Kenneth likes pain, but he’s not into the type of abuse his current Dom is giving him. He’s too sweet for that. I wanted to kick Preston’s butt. Saul went to the rescue though and took Kenneth for himself. They balance each other out pretty well. Kenneth’s situation made Saul realize that he needed to make changes in his club, changes that made sure to protect the subs. Saul made Kenneth feel safer and more confident with himself and his body. His needs. Win/win for everyone.
~Cookie

ThreeandHalfStars

I can’t say I enjoyed this book as much as book 1.  For over the first half of the book it was non consensual sex and harm to Kenneth and Linus.  It was pretty disturbing.
I found Preston to be utterly disgusting and almost didn’t continue reading.
But it did move along to Saul and Kenneth and then there was the amount of caring between master and sub towards the end of the book.  There was a bit of a surprise as to who owned the club, it was a nice turn. I definitely will give book 3 a chance and hope that it’s a little lighter.

~Sherry

ThreeandHalfStars

You can read this as a standalone but if you read the series in order it gives you backstory and gives you the full picture. I liked this book, the phrase “old sport” was used a lot and it drove me crazy at times. As with the first book the story at times was too wordy for me but this book did move at a faster pace. I loved Kenneth, I just wanted to hug him and tell him everything was going to be ok. I loved the connection between Kenneth and Saul, it felt real and made the story more believable. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

Angie

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M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers – but they’re all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.

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 more installments of Sin City Uniforms and The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey’s story from Rockin’ the Alternative.

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