Safe Limits

Kiss of Leather 2

by Morticia Knight

Safe Limits - Morticia Knight - Kiss of Leather
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The men from Kiss of Leather gather together to rescue a terrified young sub. But it’s Master Derek who wants to keep him for good.

Master Gavin and his boy, Kyle are celebrating their newly established bond when Master Josh calls requesting their help. Josh’s sub, David, needs the men to help his best friend from childhood while they’re away at a BDSM convention in San Francisco.

Corey ran away from his Master after a horrible scene, but he blames himself for everything that happened. No Master would ever want him if they were to find out what he did. Corey’s not sure if he’ll ever feel safe enough to give himself to a Master again anyway, even if all he’s ever wanted was to belong to somebody.

Master Derek agrees to watch over Corey until Josh and David return from the convention. All he needs is another pretty twink messing with his head and his heart, so the older, growly bear of a man determines to keep his distance. But when Corey wakes up screaming after a devastating nightmare, Derek is more drawn than ever to the young sub - the need to keep Corey safe from whatever or whoever has hurt him becoming his main priority.

Kyle and Corey develop a friendship when Corey assists Kyle in the dungeon furniture workshop. Kyle has his own fears – the ones that make him feel he’s broken because of the things he desires to do with Gavin. Through helping Kyle, and receiving his own help through Derek, Corey decides he’s ready to let go of the demons from his past and move forward into a new life.

Now if Corey can only get Derek to believe that he’s ready – and to finally do something about it.

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Corey opened one of the windows in his temporary room. He had a brief flash of how awesome it would be to always have a view of the ocean. Derek was super lucky. With the window raised, he could hear the far-off sound of the crashing waves. There was even the slightest hint of salt on the cool air wafting in. A soft knock sounded at his door and he assumed Kyle had come back to check on him.

He turned and called out, “Come in.”

Corey gasped, stumbling backwards until his legs hit the hard sill. His breathing accelerated and he flushed, sweat beginning to bead on his forehead. Derek regarded him with a puzzled expression, but made no attempt to move his impressive bulk through the doorway.


“Uh, sorry to bother you.” Derek pursed his lips, frowning, his confusion still obvious. “Look, kid. I don’t want you to be uncomfortable, least of all because of me. So, here’s the deal. See this here?” Derek indicated to the knob on the door. “You can push the button in to lock it.” He gestured to a chair next to the small dresser. “You can shove that thing under the knob. I don’t have a problem with that. I only came in here to let you know I laid out some fresh towels in the guest bath down the hall, and to help yourself to anything in the kitchen.”

Derek seemed to stop himself before continuing, letting out a snorting chuckle and shaking his head. “I was about to also tell you to make yourself at home. But that seems like a pretty ridiculous thing to say.” He sighed. “Anyway, I’m gonna go relax. It’s been a bitch of a day. Let me know if you need anything else.” He’d already turned to leave, but paused, glancing over his shoulder. “Just so you know, the bathroom has a lock too.”

Derek exited, closing the door behind him. Corey let out a relieved sigh, his heartrate slowing. After a few moments, a wave of shame passed over him. What the hell was the matter with him? Everyone had been so damn nice and he was acting like an ungrateful little shit. Derek was allowing him full access to his incredible home, feeding and housing him, and he haven’t even said so much as a ‘thanks’.

God, the guy’s so fucking hot too.

Corey moved away from the window to perch himself on the edge of the bed. He didn’t know all that much about mattress sizes, but it was large. It must be at least a king, yet it seemed bigger than the one he’d shared with Tony. He wondered if it might be custom made or something. Derek was huge. Not in a super tall way—although he was pretty tall—but in a burly, muscled bear way.

Corey bit his lower lip and ran his palm across the soft cotton of the solid black comforter. Derek had sandy blond hair, the frizzy curled ends pulled back into a ponytail with a leather tie. His face was tanned, lines at the corner of his blue eyes, framing his mouth and decorating his forehead. Derek sported a fair amount of stubble on his masculine features, and Corey guessed he had to be in his mid to late thirties. Older men did it for him, bears even more so.

In his mind he could easily picture Derek on a Harley, his strong thighs squeezing the bike as he took control of it on the winding canyon road, or maybe even down the Pacific Coast Highway. Corey imagined himself behind Derek, his arms wrapped around Derek’s thick waist as they enjoyed the thrill of soaring alongside the ocean. He curled his fingers in the fabric below his hand, startled by a flush of arousal.

Wrestler. Dom.

Corey sensed he was being unfair to Derek. But things were pretty mixed up in his head overall. His dad had punched him. A lot. Yet that hadn’t stopped him from getting with the forty-year-old Tony when he was only eighteen. Tony had never beaten him—not like that. It had always been consensual and Corey had been startled to discover how much he liked erotic pain. He’d never had any issues separating what he desired from what was thrust upon him.

At least as far as the pain was concerned.

He’d fucked up. It was his fault for not standing up for himself. David didn’t see it that way, but David was a sub and had been lucky to find a Dom who hadn’t coerced him in any way when he was still too inexperienced to understand the way things worked in the BDSM world.

So, now that I do understand…

Reviews:Redz on Redz World Reviews wrote:

Safe Limits by author Morticia Knight is the second book in the Kiss of Leather series. This one we meet Corey and Derek. Derek is a loner now. He lost one boy because the boy wanted to be in the city and with the night life. Derek is a homebody who likes the simple things in life, riding his motorcycle, dominating his boy, watching movies, those kinds of things. He has given up on finding someone who likes those things too.
Corey has been abused by a person claiming to be a Dom. He is ashamed of how he allowed this person to do things he cannot even speak about to him. He is scared but wants to put his life back together. I admired his bravery and willingness to love again despite all he has been through.
These two have a lot of soul searching and have a lot of issues to work through, but watching them become closer is sensual and erotic in itself. I love the emotional angst and pull this book has. Ms. Knight brings the right amount of BDSM to bring a great book to another level. You really do have to read these books in order, Kyle's story is also sprinkled into this story, and if you do not know his story you will be lost. There are scenes or flash backs more likely of past events that some readers might find too much. For me I loved knowing and understand Corey, he is stronger than even he knows. When you want a sensual, fiery story this is the one to pick up.

Kara, Angie & Avid Reader on Inked Rainbow Reads wrote:

This book was a good addition to this series!

With this book you get a little more of Gavin and Kyle from the previous book along with Gavin’s business partner Derek and a new character Corey who has run away from his master after a very horrible scene. I want to say what this man Corey’s previous master did to him was so horrible I felt so bad for him. He is skittish when he is around Derek and Gavin because they both are DOM’s so you can’t really blame him after what happened to him before.

This book was a slow burn while Corey and works through what happened to him. I honestly not sure what I feel about Derek and Corey together because it was such a slow burn to me I did not really see much of them together at all. So I loved the way this author wrote these characters and this story. I am just unsure on how I feel about Derek and Corey together right now.

So all together I really liked this book!
I would recommend this book!



This story picks right up where Building Bonds left off. The blurb tells you the basics of the story but what it doesn’t tell you is how wonderful to Corey Derek is. Derek sees something right away in Corey and knows he has to be very careful in aspect, speech, touch, and reactions. Just as with Kyle in the first book, Corey has innocence to him that you can’t help but love. Another great book and I can’t wait to see what is next in this series.



This book follows the previous story, so I would recommend reading the first book before reading this. While it’s not entirely necessary, the characters are building on each other and it helps the reader track.

Corey is slightly skittish when it comes to meeting new people, especially Doms. However, because of a previous relationship, he reaches out to his best friend/brother when he finds himself living on the streets with nowhere to go. I really wish that we would have seen more of Corey with David, but I do realize that this was Corey and Derek’s story.

I like how Corey’s evolution from mistrust to trust is not instantaneous, however, I do wish that even though we are given a glimpse of what happened to him, we knew more about the back story.

You then have Master Derek. He seems intimidating, but recognizes his soul’s other half in this frightened sub, Corey. I like how we were able to see him change in order to make Corey more comfortable, we were able to see that he was willing to do what it took in order to earn Corey’s trust.

I really enjoyed watching the friendship between Kyle and Corey build and despite Corey’s past, his willingness to help his new friend.

While this book is great at building the trust and relationship, is only has very limited BDSM and it is not really between the main characters.

Overall, this was a great way to introduce people to the world of BDSM – it’s not heavy, but it does show that a responsible relationship has give and take, rules that are talked about and a deep respect for each other.


About the Author

Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn’t begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little hearts desire. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she’d like to share—her adventures as a published author began in 2011. Since then, she’s been fortunate enough to have several books on bestseller lists along with titles receiving recognition in the Rainbow Book Awards, Divine Magazine and Love Romance Café.

Once upon a time she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the North Oregon coast and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men, she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.

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