Author: KC Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Collars and Cuffs: Book Five
The man who pimped Jeff may be in prison, but Jeff is still living the nightmare, selling himself to men and relying on pills to manage. Then he meets Scott, a young American man who could easily have been where Jeff is now. Scott’s friends extend a helping hand to Jeff, and he grabs it.
Leo and Thomas bring Jeff to stay with Dom Damian Barnett until they can find him someplace more long-term. Still grieving from losing his sub to cancer two years before, Damian agrees to help. But when he glimpses the extent of the damage, Damian wants to do more than offer his guestroom. Jeff is not a submissive, but Damian can see he desperately needs structure in his life. It’s up to Damian to find an answer.
He never expects that what he discovers will change both their lives.?
Back to Collars and Cuffs we go and this time for something very different. There are no whips, restraints or even floggers in Damian and Jeff’s story; just a hearty dose of discipline but the story is just as powerful as its predecessors.
Jeff is living on the streets, relying heavily on drugs, being frequently abused and in dire need of rescuing. His photo was used in a prostitution ring scam to bring Scott over from the States and it is Scott that finds Jeff on the street and rallies the men from Collars and Cuffs to help him.
Damian is a 29 year old Dom who lives a quiet life and is still grieving the death of his last sub. He agrees to take Jeff in off the streets for a couple of weeks until something more permanent can be found. As Jeff is 10 years younger than Damian and clearly very damaged there is not even a glimpse of a sexual relationship between the two men initially.
The living arrangements leave both men tense. Jeff has lost all trust in humanity to the point he is wary of accepting a drink or food from Damian. Days are spent walking on eggshells whilst Jeff pushes Damian’s patience. He has never been given anything for free and is not used to anyone caring and his lack of self worth and previous experiences just lead to more self destructive behaviour.
As a D/s relationship is not something Jeff is remotely interested in Damian suggests they look at domestic discipline as a way of giving Jeff rules and boundaries. This seems to work well for a few days at a time but then doubt and self loathing kick in and Jeff uses defiance as a way to gain control. The pattern is a viscous circle made more difficult with the fact that both men are attracted to each other but do nothing about it.
If communication was key these two men would have had a much easier time of things. With neither man freely admitting how they feel tempers fray and feelings are hurt causing Damian to run from the house three or four nights a week and leaving Jeff alone with feelings of inadequacy.
The build up is slow, the fireworks are a long time in coming but when they both finally get to the same place it is all very much worth it.
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