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The Retreat

Series Type:
Same story universe
Number In Series:
Pride Publishing
1 March 2022
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Reviewed By: Josh Dale


First Zach is a rich kid, now usually we expect such characters to be spoilt brats. Nope he is very level headed and mature.

I really liked Zachs character, he knew he was a submissive, but lacked any experience to even know what he liked and did not like. Hence his Millionaire father who fully supports Zachs life choices enlists the help of The Retreat to allow Zach to test the water so to speak, or in this case floggers, spanking benches ad leashes to name but a few. I absolutely loved Zachs father Taylor, wow what a role model of a father he is.

Dale is a landscape Gardner as after being shot in the leg is unable to serve in the army or work as a bodyguard. But still dabbles in security. He is called in to protect Zach from possible kidnapping, which attempts have been made before.

They are instantly attracted to one another, and when Zach is between visiting Doms, that have been arranged to show him different aspects of the lifestyle. He volunteers to help Dale in the gardens.

The chemistry is sizzling below boiling point. Neither man thinks that it will be possible to take their feelings further. Dale keeps reminding himself he is there to protect and not claim Zach as his own.

I just love how the author has slowed their getting together and teases the reader as well as the poor characters, until they reach boiling point.

There are a few surprises for them both, a little scheming, and danger when a drone is spotted flying over the grounds of the retreat.

Its always good to see regular faces of the retreats staff. Luc the Daddy Dom who manages the retreat and his adorable gentle sub Skye, who we see gaining confidence little by little. Then there is Tor the chef whose food is amazing, and his hand is the perfect match for the chauffer Raynes butt. I so hope they get their own story.

As with the first two books in the series the characters and plot are well thought out, you can really relate to not only the main characters but the supporting cast and their unique personalities. As for the plot, it is exciting, with sizzling chemistry between Zach and Dale, with a little danger and a few surprises that keep you turning pages until the end.

I really love LM Somerton’s writing style and her unique take on the BDSM theme. I know when I start one of her books, I am in for a treat of a story.


L M Somerton lives in a small village in the English countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, cows and sheep. She started writing to fill time between jobs and is now firmly and unashamedly addicted.

She loves the English weather, especially the rain, and adores a thunderstorm. She loves good food, warm company and a crackling fire. She's fascinated by the psychology of relationships, especially between men, and many of her stories contain some subtle (and some not so subtle) leanings towards BDSM.

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