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Out of the Dungeon (Dungeon #2)

3.64  ·  Rating Details  ·  245 Ratings  ·  56 Reviews
When reality interferes with fantasy...

Club owner Roman has the perfect Master/slave relationship with his life-partner Jeff, and when they increase the eroticism of their play by bringing Dare into their bed, Roman has everything a man in his position could ever want.

But when Jeff is injured in an accident, there's no time for dungeon play. Traction is like non-consensual
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 238 pages
Published October 24th 2011
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Emma Sea
While I give this four stars, I don't recommend it for most people, because it's the opposite of a romance book. It's a difficult read emotionally. (view spoiler) ...more
Awilk -never sleeps-
I don't know what to say. This was so very different from the first book Above the Dungeon.

This time we seemed to be spending much more time with Roman, the dungeon master, and I loved it. The turns this book took left me with my mouth hanging open. I devoured it in one sitting.

Only complaint was I got to the end, to find the words; want more Roman. Then it tells me I have to wait for another book. Not a problem, but book three isn't out yet, and I don't want to wait. I want my more Roman now!
Sep 04, 2012 Beck rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, bdsm, mm, menage
Oh no...this ends on an upward swing to HEA. Argh. Hopefully there will be a book 3 because these characters are now firmly entrenched in my life & I NEED to know what happens next.

This book is quite different to the first in that it explores the problems with BDSM when the real world tries to interfere. I'm not saying that it wasn't a good book, merely that it felt more like a transition book rather than a complete, independent story. I'll forgive Johnson for this when book 3 happens. I ded
I read this book a couple months ago and still cannot figure out how to rate and review it. I enjoyed the first book but Roman made decisions in this one that had me stunned at times and not in a good way. I guess the author was trying to show the realism of life's funny changes but I did not like reading the further destruction of a long term relationship. I did not believe this couple would stay together if all had happened in real life.The book left me very frustrated.
Mar 19, 2015 Tabatha rated it liked it
Wow...we get thrown for a tailspin right away with Out of the Dungeon, and I will admit to shedding more than a few tears as these guys struggle with the aftermath. It was done from the point of view of all the different main characters, and it was interesting to get into each of their heads to see what was going on with them. It was a deeply emotional read, but I did find myself quite annoyed with Vanessa, Roman, and even Dare too. Poor Van is hung up on Suede to the point where I just started ...more
Sep 19, 2012 Vivian rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotica-contemp, own
2.5 stars

The sequel to "Above the Dungeon" deals more with the intrusions of regular life than play. And while I enjoy the more reality embracing point of view and not just the fantasy aspect of fetish, the choice of character POVs and changes was disturbing. There wasn't continuity, as a reader I felt off balance and abandoned at times as characters who were so important came and went. While I appreciate that this is relevant to the actual plot--life has changes and one's priorities do change d
Dee Wy
Nov 23, 2014 Dee Wy rated it really liked it
As many reviewers had warned me, this book is much different from book one Above the Dungeon. But "different" worked just fine for me in this sequel that follows our three heroes, Dom Roman and his two subs, Jeff and Dare. All three find their lives in upheaval when Jeff is seriously injured in a traffic accident, and will see their relationships change drastically.

This felt like a somewhat slow read to me, which is exactly what I was in the mood for. I can understand that some readers may have
Danny Tyran
Nov 07, 2012 Danny Tyran rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm, gay, d-s
This is the sequel of "Above the Dungeon".
I actually read this one back to back with "Above the Dungeon" (book 1 in the series), which made for an interesting contrast. Book 1 is mainly about Roman's seduction of Dare, so I guess I expected book 2 to be more about the relationship between Dare-Jeff-Roman, but it actually ended up having a very different arc, which I found fascinating. Whereas book 1 very much seems to be a growth story for Dare, book 2 was definitely Roman's story in most respe
Elisa Rolle
Hard-core BDSM stories are not really my cup of tea, and so I was a little “scared” to read this novel about the ménages a trois between a 14 years old couple, Roman and Jeff, who are living in a 24/7 Master/slave relationship, and the third “odd man” out, i.e. Dare, the new addition, an addition that was strongly wanted by Roman (from what I understood) and barely accepted by Jeff.

But already from the beginning I realized this novel was analyzing the issues I have with these types of story, wit
Feb 26, 2012 Kerry rated it liked it
Shelves: bdsm, m-m, e-book-own, free, m-m-m, ipad
Boy, did this book take a 180 degree turn from the last book! Now, that's not to say that I didn't like was just really different. Gone was the kinky fun of Above the Dungeon. This book is more serious, less fun. It started with Roman's partner, Jeff, getting in a serious accident and needing months to recover. Jeff, in fact, is in the book very little.

This book is really about Roman, and how his life has changed since Jeff's accident. Vanessa, Jeff's best friend, is in this a lot. Altho
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Nov 01, 2012 ♆ BookAddict ✒ La Crimson Femme rated it liked it
Recommends it for: BDSM m/m readers
This title is aptly named. Out of the Dungeon is essentially out of the BDSM! When things go wrong for Roman, they really go wrong. The author and a couple of people warned me this book was a bit different than the last. In the last book, we gleefully followed Roman's seduction of Dare. It was hawt! The BDSM D/s was tasty! The beginning of this book continued this trend a bit with some dress up and a smexy anal punishment scene. Oh boy was that one hot! From there on out, it was a freaking train ...more
I enjoyed this one even more than the first book...but Suede sucks the big one.

It focused less on BDSM scenes and more on the changing dynamics in Roman's life. His fascination with Dare has created some problems for Jeff. Then tragedy strikes and Jeff is badly injured. He no longer wants to stay with Roman as he can't perform his duties so goes to recover with his parents. Dare also jumps ship as he wants to pursue a more vanilla lifestyle.

Roman is left rudderless, without his lovers and withou
Jul 19, 2014 piranha rated it it was ok
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J.C. Andrijeski
Dec 26, 2011 J.C. Andrijeski rated it it was amazing
I actually read this one back to back with "Above the Dungeon" (book 1 in the series), which made for an interesting contrast. Book 1 is mainly about Roman's seduction of Dare, so I guess I expected book 2 to be more about the relationship between Dare-Jeff-Roman, but it actually ended up having a very different arc, which I found fascinating. Whereas book 1 very much seems to be a growth story for Dare, book 2 was definitely Roman's story in most respects, and showed sides of his character that ...more
Nov 03, 2013 Adara rated it it was amazing
You really need to read the previous book in the series before you start on this one. Preferably back to back, or if it's been a while, I suspect a reread may be helpful. (As I read them back to back myself, I don't know how well this story works if you don't remember well what happened in the first story.)

I know some other reviewers don't like this book because of the lack of escapism romance in this story (which never even occurred to me until I read other reviews), but the realistic relations
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
May 23, 2012 JustJen "Miss Conduct" rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, kindle-lendable
This was not at all what I was expecting. I was up and down throughout this part of the dungeon story. I liked that there was trouble in the threesome relationship and that changes had to be made. They all seemed to be losing something at one point or another. Everyone is unhapy with things but Roman. Then, Jeff's accident changes things for everyone, and their lives spin out of control. Roman deals with his various losses in different ways, but submitting to Thomas was one of the hottest scenes ...more
Jan 17, 2013 Pati rated it really liked it
Updated review after reading the revised edition.....

Ms. Johnson has done a wonderful job revising "Out of the Dungeon". She's managed to stay true to the original storyline and characters and yet at the same time she's given us more insight into Roman.

I highly recommend that anyone who loved "Above the Dungeon" but wasn't too enamored with the original "Out of the Dungeon" read this new revised edition. It is fabulous! Roman no longer comes across as such an ass. I can't wait until Book thre
Katy Beth Mckee
Sep 07, 2012 Katy Beth Mckee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'll start out by saying the Out of the Dungeon is really very different from the first book in the series. Usually, when a series seems to really deviate from the first book I'm disappointed BUT NOT THIS TIME. This story is focused much more on the emotions and feelings of the characters. This book focus more on Roman but we do get some insight into the other characters as well. There are also lots of twists and turns in this story but you really get to see the process of deciding what is impor ...more
Nov 06, 2013 Lisa rated it it was ok
Shelves: bdsm, 24-7-contract
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Jan 22, 2015 J rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished
I will sometimes catch myself in an argument (with myself, no less) on what is or is not 'fair' to expect from a novel. Sometimes it's simply a questioning of "Well if nothing's wrong, then why hold back on the rating?"

This was solid writing and Johnson stayed true to the characters from the first novel in the series, while placing them in new situations to experience and grow from changes. Although the synopsis and premise are accurate, I felt just a tad of the initial sizzle was missing, but a
Dec 28, 2012 Cindy rated it really liked it
Well who would have guessed that life throws you lemons even in the world of kink - well a little more like hand grenades than lemons. I thought this was such a new twist that I hadn't really read previously about how life tragedies can be thrown at you and how it changes you and molds you into someone different.

I don't know what's going to happen to these men and this women after this story ends but I'm confident that it will be good.

Caroline Brand
Dec 06, 2014 Caroline Brand rated it really liked it

3.75 Stars

The story of Roman, Jeff and Dare continues and straight away there is a different feel to the story. Roman is oblivious to how Jeff is really feeling and is also choosing to ignore the fact that Dare is slowly pulling back. Romans behaviour felt a bit off to me as he had been so caring and intuitive in the first book.

With his head in the clouds and thoughts of his contract distracting him Jeff is involved in an accident that leaves him fighting for his
Mar 22, 2013 Syfy rated it really liked it

Growing pains.
Dare manned up, followed at a glacial pace by Rowan. I may just live through this after all... LoL! These guy's are paying the cost.

Life, death, the continued pursuit of happiness and BDSM? Yeah.

(view spoiler)
Vfields Don't touch my happy!
Okay its all on me. I read and love M/M romance but this story just had too many female characters in the mix for me. Plus with Jeff missing most of the time I was not engaged at all.
Mar 12, 2012 Anke marked it as dnf
Uff - m/f way more than I expected :(. Well, I'm taking a break for now.
Skye Blue
I really wish I had read these closer together. I don't remember all the details from book one. I do remember that it took me quite a wile to click with it fully. Dare was jumping in head first, without even dipping his toe in first to see if he could handle it. It was a little fast, but a whole lot HOT!

This time around...Roman world was crashing down around him. (view spoiler)
~ Lei ~ Reading Is An Adventure ~
This was a transition book and I'm glad I had Three in the Dungeon (Dungeon #3) by SM Johnson in line to read because I would have been depressed.
3.5 stars

Jeff's been injured and broken his neck and is in bondage he can't safeword out of and Roman is reaping the damage to his relationship to Jeff because of Dare. Jeff wants out of the relationship and has gone to his family's home to recover and leaving Roman. They didn't have health insurance and Roman ends up selling everything off, including the club that was his lifeblood, to pay the bi
Jul 04, 2013 Julia rated it liked it
Shelves: bdsm, cliffhanger
3.5 stars. Man, was this book a struggle. It was just so incredibly different than the first book. The characters didn't feel right. Even considering the accident and how trauma impacts people, they (Roman especially) still felt like completely different characters. And, of course, where the first book had more BDSM elements, this book seemed to be more about the emotional side of things. Although I enjoyed the introspection and emotion, I would've liked more of a balance between the two. For th ...more
Mar 20, 2014 Suze rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the first book of this series, and this second one hasn't disappointed me! I stayed up way to late to finish it.
The story again focuses on the relationship between Roman, Jeff and Dare though this is really the story of Roman's rocky road! We take up about 3 months after the end of the first book, and all is not well.
Jeff is unhappy with the change in dynamics after Dare has joined him and Roman. And whilst a central character, we don't hear much from him due to his accident.
Dare is un
Maggie Simms
2.5 tops

The first one was ok, this one was a miss for me. SPOILERS AHEAD…

So in this book we read more about Roman and he further proves that he only cares about two things: himself and his dick. Jeff was missing for most of the book which made it further hard to relate to the story for me. After Jeff suffers the accident, Roman proves his deep love to him by sleeping with Jeff’s best friend and getting another sub. I know, right? Roman is all heart. No romantic ‘I’ll take care of you’ for this p
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SM Johnson hibernates in a conservative community of northern Wisconsin, where she writes characters who aren't exactly mainstream. Her stories are erotic, romantic and often somewhat unexpected. Visit her on blogspot to feed your hunger for darkly erotic fiction, messy lives, and things that go "naughty" in the night.

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Other Books in the Series

Dungeon (5 books)
  • Above the Dungeon (Dungeon #1)
  • Three in the Dungeon (Dungeon #3)
  • Dare in the Dungeon (Dungeon #4)
  • The Story of Hawk and boy

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