Saving Sebastian

Saving Sebastian Gideon McCade weighed down by memories of his previous life as a Navy SEAL and a CIA agent has blood on his hands He turns to his BDSM club Catharsis and Dominating submissives to get him through th

  • Title: Saving Sebastian
  • Author: Luna David
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  • Page: 295
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  • Gideon McCade weighed down by memories of his previous life as a Navy SEAL and a CIA agent has blood on his hands He turns to his BDSM club, Catharsis, and Dominating submissives to get him through the daily grind of civilian life Knowing his past is too much to inflict on a life partner, he keeps his connections brief and superficial When his former life comes back toGideon McCade weighed down by memories of his previous life as a Navy SEAL and a CIA agent has blood on his hands He turns to his BDSM club, Catharsis, and Dominating submissives to get him through the daily grind of civilian life Knowing his past is too much to inflict on a life partner, he keeps his connections brief and superficial When his former life comes back to haunt him, his desire for revenge pulls him back into the shadows, darkening his hopes for a future in the light.Temporarily sidelining his career as a tattoo artist, Sebastian Phillips works as a composite artist for the local police department To alleviate the inescapable burden of a congenital medical condition, he immerses himself in his art and seeks the catharsis of submission But with life weighing heavily on his shoulders and darkness encroaching, he yearns for a contract with a Dominant that sees past the protective barriers he s erected to the vulnerable submissive within.When happenstance brings Gideon and Sebastian together, their connection is undeniable The knowledge that they are both too damaged to form permanent bonds of love causes them to rely on an impersonal contract to fulfil their physical needs But staying emotionally detached becomes impossible, and breaking their contract seems the only option Will Gideon s need for vengeance and Sebastian s declining health destroy what s grown between them, or will they help each other find their way back into the light

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    1. 5 AMAZING STARS!!!I was very excited when I read that this was not only Sebastian's book, but Gideon's. I for some reason thought it was going to be Cooper and Sebastian. WRONG! And happily so. We meet both of these men in the first book. I was curious about Sebastian and intrigued by Gideon so I was very happy to see that these two men would be coupling.Sebastian is a heartbreaker in the sense that his story is heartbreaking and will pull all the heart strings. But what really broke my heart fo [...]

    2. Available on Kindle Unlimited****4 Stars****Saving Sebastian is the third book in the Custos Securities series and the first one I read. With 525 pages, I almost let it pass as I usually avoid long stories like the plague. The dragging feel I’m scared of didn’t show its face though. In fact, I was completely hooked. However, at around 50% mark, the story took I direction I wish I could erase. Sebastian's health issues were a turn off for me and I don't think there was need for that. The stor [...]

    3. “I lived in darkness before you, and I have such darkness within me, and while that will never change, you brought with you the light I needed to see the path to guide us. I will forever endeavor to keep your light shining bright for us both so that I may one day deserve ownership of you. I love you, boy.”The expressiveness of the book cover one appreciates only when the book is already read. One can see one of the last scenes in this story. I liked 'Saving Sebastian' very much, even though [...]

    4. The toughest reviews to write are 3 star books. I don’t want to spend too much time writing a review, but I do want to explain what I liked and what bothered me. I’m going to try to keep this short.What I liked:- Sebastian. I just loved reading about him. He was so strong, despite him being so sick. And he tried to do everything himself. A bit stupid, but also admirable in some way. I did want him to accept help a little sooner, but I guess he needed to hit rock bottom for him to see this.- [...]

    5. DNF @ 30%.Gideon was pushy, bossy, and rough. Without any prior interaction or watching each other scene at the club, Gideon rushed Sebastian into a 6 month D/s contract with only a 48 hour trial run. Gideon was like a bull in a china shop. Sebastian acted like a star struck fan girl and went right along with it.

    6. Luna David has been on my authors-to-watch list from her first release, and in Saving Sebastian she doesn’t just nail it, her writing truly soars. The characters of Sebastian and Gideon are complicated, each strong in their own way, but also vulnerable and closed off. The thing is, once you put the two of them together, they each become what the other needs—not just physically, but mentally and emotionally.Sebastian’s character is simply astounding. Even given his health and personal issue [...]

    7. In Saving Sebastian, we get a long, complicated, and amazing tale of two men haunted by life, circumstances, and past choices.Sebastian is one fo the strongest and most endearing characters I have ever come across. He is so strong, and he is going through so damn much in his life that if I were in his place, I might have broken long ago. His needs as a submissive are what keeps him going. There's trouble there, though, and my heart breaks for Sebastian as he tries to find someone to meet his nee [...]

    8. Each of the books in this series are standalones, but David’s characters do overlap. Books one and two were about Braden and Zavier, and since Gideon is Zavier’s brother, he had cameo appearances in those books. Sebastian also, as a member of a mutual club, was introduced in a previous book. That being said, you do not have to read books one and two, but doing so will give you a greater sense of time and place, and will enhance your reading experience of Saving Sebastian.Sebastian is a submi [...]

    9. “You don’t have to prove yourself worthy of me. You are worthy of me, just as I’m worthy of you."For me this was not simply about the acts of a BDSM relationship but was the complete development of a true D/s relationship and one that was done so with such depth, attention and patience. The character development, including their doubts, hesitancy and questions revolving around their worth to their partner was beautifully captured.While I have read several BDSM books, I have not always been [...]

    10. I loved the first two of this series and this one is even better. The time and attention the author takes to assure you really feel invested with the characters. Here there are a lot of issues - not angst necessarily, just issues to be worked through. Past and present - from medical to coming to terms with what and who you were and who you want to be. The kink is delicious - though if pain is your game this is not real descriptive from the sub's side. The family and friends are main pieces - and [...]

    11. A lot of high ratings for this book but I'm afraid it didn't really work for me. It was a long story and it seemed there was a new element added to it every few pages. The book started off with a rather grisly revenge murder scene and then we had D/s, medical problems (fairly severe ones that I had a hard time accepting wouldn't be noticeable at times), commitment phobia, self esteem issues, and a lot more. Good premise for the story but it just had too much going on to be a smooth read for me.

    12. I’ve been anticipating Gideon’s story for a while only getting small pieces of him throughout the first two books and—no matter how small—they left me intrigued with the mysterious, brooding, dominating male.We see, now, why those moments make sense and to be exposed inside his world was not only heartbreaking but gut-wrenching as we witness the destructing years that make up Gideon. We witness his soul being decimated—piece by piece—after losing team members that he vows to make ame [...]

    13. I want to start off by saying I have read all the books in this series. This is book three in Luna David’s Custos Security Series. Book one and two were about Braden and Zavier and this one deals with Zavier’s brother Gideon and Sebastian. You saw Sebastian in the previous book briefly and Gideon you have also seen. More of him because he’s Z’s brother. That being said I can say that this can be read as a standalone but I’d recommend reading one and two first. Why? Because you’ll get [...]

    14. Saving Sebastian is an extremely well-written book – style and detail, plot strength and development, intimate characterization, vibrancy of storytelling, you name it. The cusps and chasms of vulnerability, and the raw, clawing edges of emotion, were almost too much to grasp and bear at some points – rarely am I brought to tears, but Sebastian’s wounds and scars could force ice to thaw. Gideon was a powerfully intoxicating figure, a protector, in so many ways. To explain and convey the rom [...]

    15. ¸.•*¨)☆♡¸.•*´¨)☆♡¸.•*´¨)☆♡♡☆(¸.•´Sit back cus this is gonna be 5 stars long.Cathartic.Despite the angst and the hard limits and the deep, sometimes dark theme of this book, I feel relieved. Like I ran a marathon, but despite not placing first, or even in the top ten, it is as if I am floating down from a high.Few authors hold my attention with long books; these are in a class of their own: Tal Bauer, Ann Lister, Sloane Kennedy, Luna David. Are you getting a them [...]

    16. I love this series. Gideon and Sebastian are perfect for each other. They are exactly what each needed. What makes this book and the series so great is how Luna David shows the different types of relationships in the BDSM community. She has a wide variety of complex characters with vastly different life experiences. I won this book in an event and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review. Now all I need to know is are we going to be getting stories for Sawyer, Jackson, Killian, and Khaleo? I'm [...]

    17. I'm still surprised by how much I loved this book. It is a bdsm book, and I really don't care for those. I think it's the connection and chemistry I feel between Gideon and Sebastian. They really sell how special and necessary it is for their personalities. Gideon really wants and needs to care for someone to heal his wounds. Sebastian has never has anyone to rely on in his life EVER. His parents considered him a burden, and he felt that way his whole life. My heart broke for him, and his abilit [...]

    18. I have to say that, before this book, I never understood the phrase “Book Drunk”. After having to give myself a full 24 hours to recover from this incredible and amazing book, I totally get it!We have seen a bit of each of these characters in the previous books. Gideon is Zavier “Cade” McCade’s brother and Sebastian is the police sketch artist that helped Braden, Zavier’s husband, with the sketch of his assailant. Gideon is a former Navy seal and CIA agent. He has a very dark soul an [...]

    19. This was a good book with a story that compelled me to stay up way too late to read. It's long and involved which is good and at the same time unnecessary. The reader is given a lot of time to get to know the characters which makes the length worth it. However, it could have used some judicious editing, the medical stuff in the middle was unnecessarily involved and informative and dragged the book when it should have been really keeping more momentum. (The author seemed to really know these issu [...]

    20. The Blogger GirlsThis story was all I was hoping it would be, plus a whole lot more. It was even better than the first two books. As a matter of fact, it was so close to a full 6 star book that I was left wondering when I fell for the whole BDSM theme. I rarely pick those books up, yet there was just something about the dynamic between Gideon and Sebastian that I just could not put it down. And this book is very long, so yeah, many late nights spent reading and many long days at work with droopy [...]

    21. I love a good damaged character story, and Sebastian sure fits that bill. The poor guy is just trying to live his life the best way he can, on his own, not that he's had much choice. He's a submissive but he has scars and doesn't believe he is very worthy, and unfortunately, he's been told that a few too many times. When a bad session with a dom happens in Gideon's club, he takes a personal interest in setting things straight. He quickly sees past Sebastian's outer shell, though he misses quite [...]

    22. CALHaving read the first two books in the Custos series I fell in love with Luna David's work. I repeatedly checked to see when there would hopefully be a third book. Saving Sebastian far exceeded my expectation it was wonderful. I have read other stories that had bdsm as a base for their story but I never fully understood what was the personal need for that type of lifestyle. This story took the subject and lifted it up and away from just being a sexual kink but explained the emotional need tha [...]

    23. Saving Sebastian I have been looking forward to Sebastian and Gideon's story and what a story it is! It's not happiness and light though. I can tell you that I was wishing horrific futures on Gideon at one point and a life of misery. Lucky for him, he redeemed himself and proved he was worthy of the beautiful Sebastian. Sebastian broke my heart, I even had to pause my reading at one point because of my crying. I loved everything about Sebastian and am so happy he's gotten the life he deserves. A [...]

    24. In this one we have Gideon who is Zavier's brother and Sebastian who is the police sketch artist, both whom we met in the last book. There was something about this installment that I enjoyed more than the last two. Gideon was such a cold hard ass except when he was with Sebastian. And Sebastian, god, the kid broke my freaking heart. Talk about being completely alone and kind of broken. Between his medical condition and his craptastic childhood, I just can't. Being in his head was so painful. You [...]

    25. so i reread books 1 and 2 to refresh my memory and i'm so glad i did because this one was superb. I teared up in so many spots omg she was trying to kill me. this was amazing so emotional so amazing i felt all their emotions i felt their sadness and confusion and sorrow but i also felt their love and life and laughter it was all wonderful and the guys oh man there were so many misunderstandings and fear and sadness and yet i knew they had so much hope and love in them to overcome everything thro [...]

    26. Worth waiting for!I have to admit that I'm not a huge fan of BDSM, nothing against it is just that it's so overrated. But in this case it was very well done and tasteful, that I truly enjoy it. Gideon it's Zander's older brother, former Navy seal and ex alphabet operative. Sebastian it's a police sketch artist and a tattoo artist. Thanks to miscommunication, misunderstandings and secrets their relationship would suffer from the beginning. At the end secrets would be reveal and everything will be [...]

    27. Saving Sebastian is the third book in the Custos Security series. Sebastian and Gideon are both very complex characters. Each character has their own quite strength. They both have issues inside them that are raw and heartbreaking. Gideon is thee perfect Dom. He’s totally alpha. I loved the growth and development between the boys. Their chemistry was spot on. What I enjoyed most about the story was I went in expecting another typical D/s story but what this author delivered was so much more - [...]

    28. Fantastic storyMaster G and Sebastian are an unlikely match but Gabriel can't stay away from the beaten and broken sub who he helps save from a nasty man posing as a Dom in his club. Sebastian doesn't feel worthy of a relationship and accepts a purely D/s contract with Master G because of it. He hides his medical issues because he doesn't want to burden Master G.These two men go through everything from major illness to misunderstandings to an ugly breakup to make their way back into each other's [...]

    29. OK so. I ended up REALLY liking this one after the first 50%. I admit that I was very frustrated with most of the first 1/2 of the book. I liked the story line very much but was kinda pissed at both characters with the whole "I'm not deserving" stuff. I will also admit that I was cussing at the author in my head in the middle of the book. But, I will also say that she wrote it beautifully since I FELT it down to my bones.Sebastian and Gideon are perfect for each other. The epilogue was STELLAR! [...]

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