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REVIEW: BLAZE, by Christa Tomlinson

Title: Blaze

Series: Heartthrob Heroes Book One

Author: Christa Tomlinson

Genre: Superheros

LGBTQ+ Category: Gay

Publisher: Self

Pages: 400

Reviewer: Linda, Paranormal Romance Guild

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About The Book

Fighting villains is easy. Falling in love is hard.

Blaze. St. Louis’s elusive superhero. In the dark of night, he wages war against the city’s criminal masterminds. Once the sun rises, he’s Jordan Wells, quiet custom body shop owner. Jordan has accepted that it’s his destiny to walk alone in the shadows… until the night he meets Daniel. The sweet, untrained submissive seeks a Dom, and Jordan would love to take on the role.

Jordan dreams of dominating the young man, of finding respite from his harsh life as a lone vigilante by losing himself in Danny’s softness. Unfortunately, past trauma has taught the superhero that letting others into his world leads to tragedy. Jordan knows he should let Danny go, but he can’t seem to tear himself away from the submissive’s gentle smiles and soft kisses. Can Jordan risk a relationship with Danny when his life as Blaze is rife with danger? 

BLAZE is Book One in a steamy D/s superhero romance series. It has dramatic rescues, hot D/s sex, and evil villains. If you love shipping your favorite superheroes you’ll want to give the Heartthrob Heroes series a try! 

The Review

If superheroes, romance, BDSM and suspense is your cup of tea than drink up because this is the book that will give it all to you.

Daniel (Danny) Griffin is a freelance graphic artist who craves being a sub and has finally gotten up the nerve to visit a BDSM club to fulfill his desire only the club is in a bad neighborhood and all he got was mugged. When the gang decided that taking his belongings wasn’t enough and they wanted more it was Danny’s hero Blaze that came to his rescue. 

Blaze is a superhero that tries to keep his St. Louis neighborhood safe but that is his night work, his day work is the owner of a custom body shop and he goes by Jordan Wells. When Blaze rescues Danny and recommends he go to a different club he can’t help but feel an attraction to this 5’5″ inch man but he long ago decided that putting himself in danger nightly was not condusive to a relationship but he wants to keep Danny safe and sends him a one year membership to a very top club, a club Danny could never have afforded on his own.

In spite of Blaze’s determination to stay away from Danny he finds himself at the club and going against everything he swore to himself he wouldn’t do he approaches Danny and offers to be his Dom for training only. Unfortunately, we once again prove the saying “the best laid plans of mice and men” is still alive and well and Blaze just can’t stay away from this small man who has crept into his heart. 

Of course everything Blaze feared comes true and danger threatens Danny, danger that comes from Blaze’s past. Destroying drug shipments and leaving criminals for the police to find does not endear you to the criminal section of St. Louis and Danny is his weakness. The romance between Blaze and Danny was beautifully done, the BDSM was not hardcore and actually interesting since it was done as a learning experience. Danny is totally obsessed with both Blaze and Jordan but what happens when he discovers that he is dating both men and that Blaze has a history that could bring an end to any chance of a long lasting relationship.

I really enjoyed this book, loved the characters both the main ones and the secondary ones and the only reason I did not give this book five stars was because I felt it was just a little too long and drawn out. Saying that I still can’t wait for more heroes.

Four stars.

The Reviewer

I am an avid reader the mother of 3 sons and grandmother to seven grandchildren. Since retiring I have been doing more reading while volunteering as a CASA worker. CASA is an organization that works with the family court system to ensure that children are in the best living situation. There are way too many children that get overlooked in the foster care system and I visit homes and make visits to the parents. I was born and raised in New York and my husband of 50 years and I live in Upstate New York.

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