Peterson, S.J.D. “Tag Team” (Guards of Folsom #2), Dreampinner Press, 2013.
Picking Up the Pieces
Robert “Bobby” Alcott and Rig Beckworth are the former owners of the Guards of Folsom. They had a boy, a sub, who died and they tried to get on with their lives without him but it was not easy. Now they are trying to find someone to take his place. They meet Mason Howard who is also floundering—his Doms were recently killed in an automobile accident. Mason is filled with grief and he also has a severe anxiety disorder. He is so distraught he barely leaves home. He is at rock bottom and no longer believes that life is worth living and this is how he was when Bobby and Rig find him. They are determined to prove him wrong yet all three are facing terrible times. They have to deal with their losses before they can live again.
Mason is indeed lost without the two most important men in his life and he is totally in despair. Bobby and Rig are likewise despondent over the loss of their sub and even though they are on vacation, they are not enjoying it. They see Mason and he sees them but he immediately runs away. For some reason, Mason’s image is lodged in Bobby’s mind and when he goes to check on him, he discovers that Mason needs him and Rig. Anyone with feelings would reach out to try to save not just Mason but Bobby and Rig. Death is very hard on the young.
I suppose it is fairly easy to think you know where this is going but let me tell you that you do not know. Even though this is not the kind of book that I usually read—leather, dom and sub and three way relationship, I was pulled right into the story and as Peterson usually does, she delivers a good story, one that is filled with emotion and power. I think what sold me on this was the two older men working so hard to help Mason and not for sexual gratification. Each man needed the other because together they completed themselves. It is never easy to read about people in pain but the rewards for doing so are great. Even if this is not your kind of fiction, have a look. I think you will be surprised.