Even within the context of the Underground BDSM Club, Joshua’s desires are dark and extreme. Hopelessly addicted to pain and the high it gives him, he has no limits. Joshua would quite literally rather die than use a safeword, and he accepts that might be his fate. As much as he depends on others, he has yet to find a man who can gain his trust, and he has little hope that he ever will.
For Nash, acquiring Joshua from another Dom at the club is only the first step in what will be a long and arduous road to lure the young man back from the brink of self-destruction. He must do the impossible and win Joshua’s trust, and he must be the one to set limits in their exploration—something he’s unaccustomed to as a Dom. But Nash knows dominance doesn’t always mean pushing a submissive’s boundaries. It’s about establishing a bond and fulfilling another man’s needs. In Joshua’s case, he’ll have to strike a balance between meeting the young man’s expectations and drawing firm lines that will save Joshua from himself.
Limitless is the second book in The Underground Club series. Nash was briefly introduced in Override, and Joshua mentioned. Though this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. The only time we see the MC's from book 1 is when the scene where Nash is introduced is replayed from Nash's POV. So, even if you have not read Override, feel free to read this one first.
I recall thinking as I was starting Limitless that the author was probably saving all the angst for this book. I wasn't wrong, there. Joshua is one messed up young man. He grew up in the foster system and went straight into an abusive D/s relationship when he barely even knew what the lifestyle was. He used pain as an escape and, unfortunately, his low self-worth also left him ripe for abuse. He was brought to Flint, Michigan by a Dom who then abandoned him, so it's really no wonder he has trust issues now.
Nash has been enamored of Joshua since he first laid eyes on him. Master Troy had been bringing Joshua to The Underground Club for a couple months, but their interactions set Nash's teeth on edge. He wants to rescue Joshua but from everything he can find out, Joshua is pretty messed up. He pushes his Doms into harsher and harsher punishments and refuses to safeword. He's a Dom's nightmare. But Nash wants to try where the others have failed, so he agrees to take Joshua if Troy will let him out of their contract.