Summary: Jensen is an ex-con with a clean slate. Jared owns an MMA gym. They like each other, a lot.
Reasons for Reccing: I love stories that delve into personal boundaries and play with control themes without going overboard to the point where I'm offended on behalf of one of the characters. This story deals with finding your confidence, yourself, when it seems like you've lost everything. The author doesn't sugarcoat the ending, and there's no magical 'fix-it' which I appreciate. Everyone still has room for improvement. Be sure to heed the warnings because there are D/s undertones, although it's by no means purely porn or the entirety of the plot. This is another fic that I read ages ago and has stuck with me.