Saturday, January 16, 2016

Topping the Alpha by Samantha Cole

Title: Topping the Alpha
Series: Trident Security, 4
Author: Samantha Cole
Publisher: Samantha Cole
Genre and Pairing: Contemporary and M/M
Page Count: 254 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Trident Security operative, Jake Donovan, has been a member of the BDSM lifestyle since his teenage years. Starting as a submissive, he eventually became a Dom, but a brutal incident, years ago, changed Jake's life forever. Unable to shake the ghosts of his past, he's avoided giving his heart to anyone for sixteen years. Until Nick.

Navy SEAL, Nick Sawyer, knew it was probably a bad idea to get involved with his brothers' friend and employee, but there was something about Jake that drew him in. While his brothers also owned a private BDSM club, The Covenant, Nick never understood what attracted people to the lifestyle. He had nothing against it, but it just wasn't for him. Until Jake.

An old missing person's case has Jake running to rescue a teenage girl and Nick volunteers to watch his back. But when things go awry, Jake must confront his past, before he can ever think about a future...one that, hopefully, includes Nick. 







Review
Nick finds himself attracted to Jake but he has not come out to his family. Added to the fact Jake is a Dom and Nick doesn’t understand the appeal, will Jake forever be an unattainable dream? In Topping the Alpha by Samantha Cole these are just a few of the issues that pop up.
Jake is out and has no intention of being anyone’s dirty little secret. And he has found a home and family with his brother in arms and messing with baby brother is a sure fire way to lose what he has gained. But fighting himself and Nick is most likely a losing proposition or is it? I love that Ms. Cole did not make this happily ever after easy for Jake or Nick. Both had baggage that needed to see the light of day. I loved seeing these two alpha males learn to bend. Their relationship had a constant push/pull nature to it until they both accepted what they were becoming to each other. Trust did not come easily to either man but Ms. Cole made the journey well worth the land mines that cropped up within their growing relationship.
I thoroughly enjoy this series and the feeling of comradery within this world. While Ms. Cole focused on the growing relationship between Jake and Nick she also showed us what each man had supporting them even as they fought to have a future together.


                              Five Shooting Stars

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