There are a series of gruesome murders happening in Detective Cassidy Ryan’s city of Los Angeles, and he and his partner are tasked with finding and capturing the killer to stop the horror. Gay men are being murdered. Each murder is a bit worse than the last. And the trail that he follows leads to one place.
Zachary Teak is the wealthy owner of DOMZ.com, an online BDSM experience with live feeds for members who like to be seen participating in the scene, and the privacy of viewing online for those who want to remain anonymous and just watch.
These two men do not hit it off well at all in the beginning, but Zachary sees something in the gorgeous detective that he thinks he can use to his own advantage. Both men are alone, and craving a long-term relationship, but have yet to find the man they want. As the story moves along, the dynamic between the detective and the businessman changes, and Zachary takes Cassidy on a voyage of self-discovery. Cassidy discovers a side to him that he never knew was there, all while discovering the identity of, and capturing the murderer of the victims.
Now, I admit I know nothing of the BDSM scene, but this book sure has the sex and philosophy of what I see as the scene, and Patricia Logan’s Silver Ties is a great fantasy read for someone like me. I can see the controlled pain delivery, the need for the pain by the receiver, and the desire to be dominated by some.
The characters are interesting and developed. You can feel the confusion and surrender of Cassidy to Zachary, and his realization that Zachary is the man he has been looking for. And Zachary goes from an arrogant jerk to the love of Cassidy’s life. This is a great read that brought out the fantasy of BDSM, and left me wanting to read more of Ms. Logan.