Two months after Mitch Jenkins had the rug pulled out from under him when his two-year relationship came to an abrupt end, he is still hurting. A colleague’s attempt to cheer him up brings Mitch to a secret “club.” Mitch isn’t remotely interested in the twinks parading like peacocks, until he spies the young man at the back of the room, nose firmly in a book and oblivious to his surroundings. Now Mitch is interested.
Nikko Kurokawa wants to pay his debt and get the hell out of the Black Lounge—where he is forced to not only have sex, but sometimes suffer abuse to please clients. Earning his freedom isn’t proving easy, especially when he starts attracting interest. Life becomes that little bit easier to bear when he meets Mitch, who is nothing like the other men who frequent the club. And when Mitch crawls under his skin and into his heart, Nikko figures he can put up with anything. Before long he’ll be out of there, and he and Mitch can figure out if they have a future together.
Neither of them counted on those who don’t want Nikko to leave….
The club, the night, the music…and Nikko. It’s a great combination.
Mitch is instantly attracted to him and vice versa, but this is where the plot thickens. Mitch sees there is something bad happening in the club and it’ll take him some time to figure it out. What he does know is the bad is hurting Nikko a lot. Once these two souls find their connection, a journey of trust, love and patience begins. I have to note this story has some hardcore scenes with blood and violence. It might not be for the faint hearted reader.
Once Mitch saves Nikko from the club, he realizes that it may take Nikko some to come to terms with what has happened. The poor man needs to heal now that he is free. There are a lot of plot twists to this story involving Nikko and his freedom. The story is as much about the their relationship as it is about how Nikko ended up working in the club. The author did a wonderful job with eliciting every kind of emotion that could be from me. The first half of the book was fast and violent unlike the second half. The second half, in my opinion has a slow love story feel to it that I really enjoyed.
Debt was a mix of love, erotic, pain, violence and healing. This is the first time I’ve ever read a plot or a love story like this, but worth the read.