Building Bonds by Morticia Knight ~ Book Review by Caroline

25829779Title: Building Bonds

Author: Morticia Knight

Publisher: *Not Listed

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Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

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Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: BDSM, M/M Romance

Blurb:

Kyle’s a natural sub who builds dungeon furniture, yet has no interest in BDSM. It takes a hunky Dom to show him just what he’s been missing.

After Kyle’s partner of five years leaves him for another man on the night of their housewarming party, the shy, early-thirties carpenter needs to do a major reassessment of his life in addition to raising some serious cash. With no one to help him pay the lease on his Los Angeles condo, he worries how he’ll survive. His best friend sets up a meeting with one of the Doms and partners at Kiss of Leather, a gay BDSM club being built as a premier destination for those who want the best of the best.

Master Gavin not only wants the best—he demands it. When he meets Kyle, he assumes that part of the builder’s reticence to share anything personal with him must be due to his experiences with an abusive former Master. Not one to back down from a challenge, Gavin determines to break through the walls surrounding the beautiful man he can’t get out of his mind. He’s hopeful that once he convinces Kyle to sign an initial contract, Kyle might be the first sub to open up his heart.

Misunderstandings and accusations almost destroy everything between them before they have a real chance to begin. However, the true obstacle becomes not only whether Kyle will embrace BDSM as a lifestyle, but also whether he can handle a full-time D/s relationship with a big, bad, scary Dom who’s as sexy as hell.

My View:

A good start to a new series which is set around three friends, all Doms in the BDSM lifestyle, opening an exclusive BDSM club called Kiss of Leather. The club will want for nothing regardless of expense and they are desperate to hire a young carpenter who makes beautiful equipment to fit out all the private and public areas.

I guess through the series we will get to see all three Doms stories but this first book concentrates on Gavin. Gavin is a firm master but always fair and he is meticulous in everything he does. When he meets Kyle to discuss the clubs requirements he is immediately smitten and makes an assumption about Kyle’s previous lifestyle experience.

Kyle is a very gentle character who you can’t help like. He is nervous in new situations, hates crowds and spends a lot of time on his own berating his life and where he has ended up. His ex was an ass who walked out on him after five years leaving him with an overpriced condo and even less confidence than he started out with, which wasn’t much.

There are misunderstandings galore as these two men get together but Gavin seems perfect for Kyle as he offers patience, understanding and support. Kyle blossoms under Gavin’s gentle guidance and although he will be forever shy and slightly awkward he realises he deserves happiness and he is most definitely worth it!

The BDSM is light and the story is fluffy and easy. I hope we get to see more of Marshall in future books and maybe learn a little more of the men’s backgrounds. Looking forward to the next book.

Links

Building Bonds on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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