Author: KC Wells
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Story Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 2.75 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 05/08/2015
Length: 07 hours 12 minutes
Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, M/M Romance
Recently returned to the UK after living in the States since he was eleven, Andrew Barrett is determined to keep busy and make a new life for himself. He works full time as a copywriter and strips at a club on Canal Street on weekends. But it still leaves him too much time to think. Then he finds the BDSM club, Collars & Cuffs, where at twenty-nine, he is their youngest Dom. Young doesn’t mean inexperienced, however. All this activity keeps him focused with no time to dwell on the past. But the past has a way of intruding on the present.
It’s been four long years since Gareth Michaels last set foot inside Collars & Cuffs. But when he finally summons his courage and steps back into his former world, he finds the man who drove him away is still a member, and what’s more, he wants Gareth back. Two men in pain need the freedom they find in each other, but it takes another man’s horrific plans to make them see it.
There were parts of A Dance with Domination that I really liked, and others that didn’t work so well for me. While it is not my favourite of the series, I still enjoyed it overall.
I really liked the stripper aspect and how well that was woven in. Having a Dom in this role seemed unique. The scenes in Bliss were really hot and I liked seeing the other dancers. I also enjoyed seeing more from familiar faces at Collars and Cuffs and liked getting caught up with the other couples.
I liked Andrew; he was easy going – if sad – and I believed him in his roles. I didn’t have as much of a grasp on Gareth, even though we do see things from his perspective eventually, I didn’t really get a sense of him as a person.
What didn’t work for me was how long it took to put Gareth in the role as our other MC. Plus, there were a few things mentioned about how gay men played at BDSM as opposed to het couples that didn’t sit well with me. The drama with Gareth’s former master also seemed farfetched and melodramatic.
As I said, I did enjoy it overall and fans of this series will probably like it too!
Part of my struggle with getting into this book was the appalling accents used. The narrator is American doing English accents and they weren’t consistent or true to region. Andrew sounded more Australian than anything and several of the men still sounded American.
His voice, itself, was easy to listen to and he tried his best to differentiate the speakers but sometimes I got confused. I would listen to him again doing a book set in America or Canada, but think twice about one set in the UK.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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