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Master Thomas sees a submissive man aching for surrender if only Linus can be convinced not to fear The Hampton Road Club.Linus never wants to return to Hampton Road after being attacked by a Master there. Even though he aches for the attention of Master Thomas—the one who he’d originally wanted—he isn’t sure he can ever trust another Master not to abuse him again.Thomas iMaster Thomas sees a submissive man aching for surrender if only Linus can be convinced not to fear The Hampton Road Club.Linus never wants to return to Hampton Road after being attacked by a Master there. Even though he aches for the attention of Master Thomas—the one who he’d originally wanted—he isn’t sure he can ever trust another Master not to abuse him again.Thomas is furious with himself for not protecting the beautiful young submissive whose company he’d enjoyed on a few occasions. He’s relieved that there have been some recent changes to help protect the men who offer themselves at the sadomasochism club. It’s about time to bring Hampton Road into the progressive age of the 1920’s. Now that the new rules are in place, perhaps he can woo Linus into giving him a chance.As Thomas goes out of his way to be kind to him, Linus wonders if he’s misjudged the Master. He’s still not sure if there’s a future for them. What if he never wants to surrender to another man? When he allows Thomas to teach him the joys of Dominance and submission, Linus discovers that he not only wants to surrender, he wants to be claimed permanently. If only Thomas’ old life doesn’t come back to haunt them and destroy their chance of being together forever.Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of figging and piercing.Publisher's Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series but can be read as a standalone....

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The Fear of Surrender Reviews

  • Debra
    2018-10-07 23:03

    This was another fast paced story that has a lot of sweetness alongside a good dose of kink. This book is best read after The Rules of Love as the events affecting Linus occur there and the timelines do overlap.Linus has been scared away from Hampton Road by the abuse of Master Preston and even his previous enjoyment of his scenes with Master Thomas aren't enough to bring him back. Master Thomas feels guilty over what happened to Linus and will do what he can to help the boy recover, if only Linus will allow it. Thomas sets out to court Linus with friendship and some good old fashioned romance. As much as he wants Linus' submission and love, he was burned once before by the sub he loved.I'm really enjoying this series. I can't pinpoint exactly what it is, but there is something about the combination of mostly naive, young men wanting to be subs, not really sure what they are getting into but willing to try and the experienced men who want to be their masters, ever mindful of the risks under the oppressive anti-homosexuality laws in the 1920s. Things I wouldn't even look twice at today could ruin someone at that time, adding an underlying tension to everything from a comforting touch in public to trying to make a private commitment to the one you love. I'm looking forward to continuing on with these stories.

  • Breann
    2018-09-23 23:59

    3.5 heartsThe Fear of Surrender offers the same type of loving master with his sweet, subby boy as we've been seeing in this series. I love it and you really can't go wrong with such a well-matched couple like Thomas and Linus, but I'd really like something different from The Hampton Road Club.Thomas has had his eye on Linus, but was too late to protect him from a harsher master. But now that he's free, Thomas is going to keep Linus for himself.Linus was really hurt by Master Preston in the past. (This can be read as a standalone, but I'd really recommend at least reading book 2 first, to get some background on what Linus suffered.) Because of this, Linus is unsure about going to the club and the masters there. But Thomas woos him, shows him what he wants and what they could have.Linus' insecurities really came through in the writing. He was naive, but at the same time, knew what he wanted. He was needy, but still independent. I enjoyed seeing him get all he deserved with Thomas.Perfect Master + needy, bottom boy = perfection.It really does, every time. I think if this weren't the third in the series with that combo, I'd have rated it higher. I love the atmosphere and the feel of these books, this series is a must-read for me. I'd love to see something a bit different in the future though.

  • Pansy
    2018-10-01 00:59

    I have fallen in love with this author and this series. I adore them. This latest installment of The Hampton Road Club did not disappoint me. It was just as sweet and wonderful as the first two books. As I mentioned in my review of book two – The Rules of Love – I was hoping for a story about Linus and Thomas. The Fear of Surrender is that story. Before I go much further, let me warn you, you will want to read the first two books before this one. They are definitely linked and you will be lost. This book starts out about two thirds of the way through The Rules of Love, branching off into Thomas’ point of view of the activities that are happening. So, if you haven’t read The Rules of Love, you won’t know why Thomas is by his 1925 Buick Convertible waiting outside of the Club. I adore the historical aspects of this story. The author has done a good job of researching terminology, etc. to give this a real twenties flavor. Other warnings aren’t as needed with this book as with the others. Except, it is m/m BDSM. Thomas isn’t as much of a sadist as Saul and Aaron are. He likes to give a good spanking, but only with his hand. He isn’t into giving a lot of pain. He is more into the dominance aspect of it all. However, he does like the dreaded ginger root. *grin* I have really enjoyed how the author has looked at the different aspects of the BDSM world with this historical flavor. We have seen the hardships of finding same sex love of the kinky variety, and the problems of no rules and bullies in that world. In this book, some rules are being devised to protect submissives at the club. While Thomas is involved in that, he is also trying to gain Linus’ trust again, and teach him that it is okay. Linus is such a sweet, if lost, soul. Until The Hampton Road Club, he had never experienced real abuse, unlike some of the others. But, neither has he experienced acceptance. He doesn’t really know who, or what he is or what he might like sexually. He was eager to learn, but . . .The romance between Thomas and Linus was sweet. Thomas was so patient with Linus. I was just as thrilled as Thomas when Linus realized what it was all about. It was a rather beautiful moment. *sigh*I would still like to see more stories in this world. I love it here. The people are interesting. I like them. The Hampton Road club is just as fun and entertaining as Shadowlands or the Masters at Arms Club, if a little rough around the edges. There are still a few here that could use a story, like Bruce and George. They smell like a ménage. Ned is mentioned more than once. Does Barry have his own sub? Then there is Evan. *sigh* Can I have more please?Yes, I do like this world. If you are into the sometimes darker side of the BDSM scene, and like a little historical flavor with your stories, I think you will like this series too. I really think you need to give it try.I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jennifer Lavoie
    2018-09-22 02:03

    Reviewed for The Novel Approach. Disclaimer: I still have not read the first book in this series, though I did read and review book two for The Novel Approach. That said, even though this is a series, you can read this as a standalone, though knowledge of book two will help you understand more of book three, even if the events of book two are covered adequately.I was correct in my prediction for Thomas and Linus! Hurray! I love these two so much, and even though I haven’t read the first book, I will admit these two are my favorite. My heart broke so many times during this story, watching Linus suffer with his insecurities after suffering at the hands of Preston. He’s such a lovable, awkward character. He has difficulty expressing himself, and his speech pattern is unique, which might drive some readers crazy with how many times he says “um” during a conversation. But I loved him. And Thomas. The two just work so beautifully together. And while this story is on the BDSM spectrum, it’s rather light compared to others, given Linus’s hesitation.The plot itself is a bit predictable, but you know what? I didn’t care about that because I cared about the characters so much. They drove the story. Seeing Linus begin to blossom while interacting with Thomas felt so good. I cheered for the two of them the entire book.I do wish there had been more of them at the club, Hampton Road. I mean, granted, given Linus’s aversion to the place it didn’t seem likely, but I did enjoy reading about him with the other submissives, and those times aren’t too often in this book. Most of those interactions are with Sam, and it’s at the plant nursery.Okay, so book four. I’m hoping there will be a book four, and my prediction is Ned and Evan. I hope so, at least! Although, I really, REALLY want to read more about Francesco and Theodore. Francesco is just so different from the other subs. He loves being disobedient and every time he’s on the page, I end up laughing.In this series, there really is a different type of character for everyone’s tastes, and I’m finding that’s part of what I love about the series so much. Not one character is too much like another, despite there being quite a few so far. Each one has his idiosyncrasies, and his partner complements him to make the book balanced. It takes skill to maintain that level of consistency throughout a series, and so far there’s not a slip in sight.

  • Elaine White
    2018-09-27 22:59

    Book – The Fear of Surrender (The Hampton Road Club #3)Author – Morticia KnightStar rating - ★★★★★No. of Pages – 163Cover – Nice!POV – 3rd person, dual POVWould I read it again – Yes!Genre – LGBT, BDSM, Romance, 1920's** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK, BY TOTALLY BOUND, IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW **Reviewed for Divine MagazineWarnings: BDSM elements (spanking, obedience, club, pain play), Rent BoyYesssss! Thomas and Linus. The pair that, since the previous book, have been stuck in my head and refuse to leave until they're all snuggled up in a Dom/sub love nest.As for the story...*sigh*So good. Linus is the most innocent and naive, most tentative and afraid sub that's been featured so far. He doesn't have Kenneth's inner strength or even the little knowledge Sam had of relationships between men. There was just pure innocence in every breath.I loved how the story picked up right before the end of book 2, because the situations it showed from Linus' and Thomas' POV were so important for us to read.As for the relationship and chemistry between Linus and Thomas, that was clear from before the end of book 2. The way Linus was so innocently tongue-tied, but Thomas took his time to help him beat that. Along with that thoughtfulness came the really brilliant way that Thomas and the other Doms gathered together to support Kenneth by reinventing the club's rules for submissives. The way they considering out of the box ideas, the safety of the subs and see past their own need to dominate the submissives is kind of beautiful.There was only one problem – I kept reading about other characters that I want to read about. I can't decide if I need a threesome so that Bruce and George can have a sub to share or if I want them to have the choice of Ned and Eric.Oh, and let's just mention that interesting use of ginger root. ;)~Favourite Quote“Sam ached to please everyone around him whereas Francesco ached to see how much he could get away with before getting caught by Master Theodore.”“Linus had agreed to have dinner with him, hadn't thought the gift of the dates was the slightest bit silly, and had even freely held his hand. It wasn't quite the same as consenting to a flogging or a branding, but it was a start.”

  • Cathy Brockman
    2018-10-07 00:02

    Dominance, Surrender. Fear. Heartache. Love.Tomas has recently been hurt by the man he loved. His last sub left him for another. He has had his eye on Linus but realizing too late his feelings, Linus gets hurt. Hurt enough to make him afraid of dominate men, and the Hampton Road Club.Linus was wary of the Hampton Road Club when his date brought him there and still not sure why Ned thought this would be the place for Linus. When he was under the control of master Thomas, Linus felt things he never thought he would…or should. Then things went to hell in a handbasket for Linus. (you need to read book two to see what happened.)Both men need something the other could give. Both men are afraid to reach out and take what is right in front of them. Will Linus ever be able to submit again? Will Thomas ever be able to love again?The Fear of Surrender is book three of the Hampton Road Club, and you do need to read this series in order as there are recurring characters and the story lines. This book you especially need to read book two. I like how each Dominate in this series is so different. Each has his needs, and it shows. Thomas doesn’t want a 24/7 sub like Saul and Aaron. I also liked that this book stepped out of the club a lot and showed more about the feelings of these two men. I loved Thomas before now I am even more in love!This book did have more of the 1920’s feel I missed in the last book with the houses and cars and other nuances. I absolutely love this series and am ready to dive into the next book.Warning this is BDSM. There are some fetishes in each book. This one has figging and piercing. Both scenes were tastefully written and scorching hot.* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through *

  • Crystal Marie
    2018-09-21 23:54

    While most of the books that Ms. Knight writes can be read as a standalone, I don’t really feel that that is the case with this book because there is so much that happens to Linus in book 2, The Rules of Love, that I feel it would be better if you read that one first, and then started this book.Now that that is out of the way, onto my review! I have enjoyed this series since I started it, and this book was one that I was really looking forward to because of what Linus went through in The Rules of Love. I do have to say that I had my own ideas of who Linus should end up with because of what had happened, and while in the beginning I wasn’t completely sure of how Thomas was going to work through everything with Linus. To be honest, I really didn’t like him because of what a jerk he was. But as the story progressed, I ended up liking him a bit more and more.There was a fair amount of drama that took place in this book, and to me who doesn’t usually enjoy a lot of drama, it actually worked out very well in the long run. I really enjoyed the strength that Linus discovered he had, and when he realized the friends that he had as well. It was such an enjoyment following along in the whole process, and being able to “see” when he realized what it was that he wanted. And how he was willing to take the steps to achieve that.Overall, I did love this book and I really can’t wait to read the next book in the series!Reviewed by Crystal Marie for Crystal’s Many Reviewers**Copy provided for review**

  • Andrea Goodell
    2018-09-15 23:02

    I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I was nervous about reading these. 1920’s America is not my favorite era, but Ms. Knight does such an amazing job keeping us involved in the story of the lives of these charaters the surroundings and slang words and other props she uses to keep us in the 1920 just flow so perfectly I forget I really don’t like reading it.Poor Linus, so far he’s the one I’ve felt the most sorry for. He’s had a tough time of it since he jumped on that train from his farmland to the big city. He’s wanted to believe and be what the others have suggested he is, a sub. But then that happened.Thomas has been watching Linus and is kicking himself and we are kicking him as well, that how much emotion is rolling off these pages. When we get these encounters between these two the gentle way Thomas guides Linus, helps heal him, shows him not all Dom’s are bad. It’s just heart warming. And makes me realize that even though the submissive men in these books are young and have had tragic things happen to them. We don’t get all that whining that really turns me off. They buck up and show the men that love them they are worthy of that love.I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by Crystals Many reviews

  • Cookie Moretti
    2018-09-24 23:05

    The Fear of Surrender (Hampton Road Club #3) MM/Romance by Morticia KnightA copy of this book was provided to me by Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.**** 4 STARS****Book 3 of the Hampton Road Club series is about Linus. He's the sub abused by Preston in book 2. Kenneth and Saul saved him. He's scared to become a sub again cause he doesn't want to get hurt. How can he trusts Doms, when one hurt him?Thomas, a Dom at the club has had an eye on Linus for a long while and he blames himself for not acting sooner and making Linus his. This is the usual formula of the delicate sub and the Dommy, but sweet Dom. They were cute, sweet and great together. Thomas didn't give up and showed Linus that all Dom's are not like Preston, that jerk. Linus really needed a break and I'm glad Thomas was there for him.This serious is too cute and too sickly sweet, lol, but sometimes you just wanna read about stories like this. ^_^

  • Inked Reads
    2018-10-04 21:50

    ThreeandHalfStarsThis book was not one of my favorites from her. Linus is a young sub who had a terrible experience by the abusive "Master" that we saw last book. He is incredible timid and shy, not a strong sub like we've seen in the other characters throughout this series.Thomas is a Dom, but he is so careful when it comes to Linus that it almost seems like he is willing to put his Dom side away, just so he doesn't scare Linus.These two characters danced around each other so much. What could have been a really great relationship turned out to be less than spectacular. It was more of a courtship and the substance was just not there for me.Despite that, I enjoyed reading this continuation of the series.I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.Avid Reader

  • Kara
    2018-10-01 23:50

    This book was a good addition to this series! Linus was hurt by Kenneth's former Master and is now understandable afraid to go to the club. Thomas sees Linus as a man aching for surrender and wants to help him. So to start of this review I will admit this book did take me awhile to get into at first and I am not really sure why. I did really like these two men together and I did like their characters too. I also loved how you got to see more of previous characters too. So I can not really explain why but this one just did not grab me like the previous books in this series did. So I will leave this review with... I did like this book, there were just parts of this that did drag for me. I would recommend this series! I received this book free in exchange for an honest review from Inked Rainbow Reads.

  • Angie
    2018-09-23 21:58

    ~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Inked Rainbow Reads Review Team~4 stars for this M/MYou can read this as a standalone but if you read the series in order it gives you backstory and gives you the full picture. I liked this book, Linus just tugged at my heart for some reason. As with the previous books the story at times was too wordy for me but this book did move at a faster pace. I loved the fact that Thomas was so patient with Linus but at times even I thought he was moving too slow for Linus, LOL. The feelings seemed more intense in this book, more real and I think that is why I enjoyed it a little more than the previous books. I am looking forward to the next book in the series, I really hope Evan gets his story and happily ever after.

  • Sunny
    2018-10-11 18:56

    3.5 rounded upLinus was adorable, his thoughts, his reactions...sweet, needy sub.He still didn’t understand all about submissive and Dominant men, but he understood what he liked. He liked having his ass spanked. Yes, he did :)There were moments, though, when I was uncomfortable with how child-like he seemed. Other than that, I enjoyed seeing him with Thomas, finding his place.

  • Sherry Bohrmueller
    2018-09-29 23:48

    M/M BDSM4 starsI received this book from Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.Book 3 started with a small repeat of the ending with book 2. Linus who was abused in book 2 is actually quite shy. I just loved how Linus was so sweet and eager to get to know Thomas. Thomas was very caring. I liked how Linus matured while being with Thomas. Their story was actually very sweet. So far I liked Aaron and Sam the best but Thomas and Linus are a very close second.

  • Riina Y.T.
    2018-10-09 21:47

    Loved Linus and Thomas's story! :) Wonderfully done.