Having read the first two of the “Collars & Cuffs” stories I was very curious to see what sort of drama these lovely men would get into now. Does the name Collars & Cuffs sound like these could be books with a BDSM theme? They are, and if you like to read about big, bad doms who enjoy taking care of their subs (who definitely need some TLC) then this is a great series to consider. I have enjoyed each book more as the stories have progressed.
Author: K.C. Wells & Parker Williams
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Eighteen-year-old Scott Keating knows a whole world exists beyond his parents’ strict control, but until he gains access to the World Wide Web, he really has no idea what’s out there. In a chat room, Scott meets “JeffUK.” Jeff loves and understands him, and when he offers to bring Scott to the UK, Scott seizes his chance to escape his humdrum life and see the world. But when his plane touches down and Jeff isn’t there, panic sets in.
Collars & Cuffs favorite barman and Dom-in-training, Ben Winters, drops his sister off at the airport and finds a lost, anxious Scott. Hearing Scott’s story sets off alarm bells, along with his protective instincts. Taking pity on the naïve boy, Ben offers him a place to crash and invites him to Collars & Cuffs, hoping his bosses will know how to help. Scott dreams of belonging to someone, heart and soul. Ben longs for a sub of his own. And neither man sees what’s right under his nose.
My first glimpse behind the doors of the club Collars & Cuffs was in the story An Unlocked Heart. I enjoyed getting to know the owners and employees of the club and learn about their past heartbreaks and successes. As each story has progressed the characters have become more familiar, and even though it’s a new couple featured the past characters continue to play integral roles in the books.
Now on the third round we get to meet Scott, an American boy (barely 18) who travels to the UK to meet up with someone he met online. Sound like a bad plan? Well, Scott is amazingly innocent and rather naïve. Lucky for him fate has another plan and he is rescued by Ben Winters at the airport. The entire Collars & Cuffs crew steps in to help Scott adjust to his plight of being stranded abroad, and soon it’s clear that Scott and Ben are made for each other – even if they don’t know it yet.
One of the things I have liked about all of these stories is that they can be enjoyed by a BDSM novice or veteran reader alike. I think the author(s) do a great job of portraying the lifestyle in a fair and not over-glamorized way. If you know a romance reader who has wanted to try a BDSM story this is a great series to begin with because things are explained well and the characters are very loving and filled with emotion. I always say I love a good love story when characters do really give away their hearts, and this can be said for all of the Collars & Cuffs books.
Wide Release January 10, 2014
Dreamspinner Press (preorder now)
I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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