Doran Callaghan doesn’t know when to fold ’em. His gambling has landed him in debt and in jail, and now it’s got him stuck in the sticks in a reintegration program. He wants to turn his life around, but old habits come knocking, and some creditors are harder to shake than others.
Xavier Wagner cares more about the National Park he works in than the people around it, until a stranger awakens desires he didn’t know he had. Doran’s natural submissiveness turns Xavier’s ideas of how to treat a lover upside down. But Doran doesn’t seem to know about boundaries—or even to have any—and Xavier’s not sure that Doran will say no if he needs to. Which means someone’s going to get hurt.
While Xavier struggles with his principles, Doran’s past comes calling. Trusting each other is suddenly a matter of life or death, but Doran has to decide whether counting on Xavier—or himself—is a gamble he’s willing to take.
Let me start with there has been a lot of great books in this series, and this meets all the requirements. The chemistry between Xavier and Doran was smoking hot, and all of Doran's "Tells" of being the perfect submissive that was there from the start. Let me emphasize this book has mild BDSM within the contents. Loved the story build up and watching the sparks fly between Xav and Doran, I especially loved how when pushed into a corner, Doran became the Attitude or the Brat. Would have loved to read a little more about TJ from Doran's new group, but overall the story build up and the climax was well written and a great addition to this series.
********4 Stars********* This book was given to me by Riptide Publishing via Netgalley for my honest opinion