Turning His Life Around by Grace Duncan ~ Book Review by Caroline

25735550Title: Turning His Life Around

Author: Grace Duncan

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist:

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 07/06/2015

Length:

Genre: BDSM, M/M Romance

Blurb:

When Kane Harris’s world turns upside down, his lifelong best friend is the only one to catch him.

Years ago, Ian Kelly accepted Kane would never return his love, since he knows Kane believes he’s incapable of it. Ian is willing to settle for what he can get—a best friend, sometimes casual lover, and occasional submissive. He’s learned he can’t live without Kane, but he can’t let Kane know. Because when, not if, Kane confirms that Ian’s love will never be returned, Ian won’t be able to take it. But when Kane loses his job and asks Ian to step up their play to help him deal, Ian’s ability to hide his feelings falters. Then Kane starts his own computer security firm and asks Ian to join him, and Ian struggles further.

It’s not until they visit the exclusive BDSM club the Iron Door that things come to a head. Kane screws up big time, and he’s afraid he can’t fix it. He’s sure he’ll lose his best friend, his Dom, his everything… forever.

My View:

I loved everything about this book! From the cover to the words to the emotions to the denial to the realisation….I just loved it all.

Kane and Ian have a complicated relationship. It starts in their childhood when they become best friends and great allies. It continues on to the present day where they are still best friends and also occasional lovers which drifts into a D/s relationship when required.

When Kane loses his job the D/s side of their relationship grows tenfold. Kane is untethered and finds himself needing to submit to Ian on a more regular basis. This causes both men problems but fear and lack of communication means that neither is willing to address them or be honest.

Ian has been in love with Kane for years and he lives for the few snatched moments they have together as occasional lovers. Keeping his emotions and feelings hidden becomes increasingly difficult when Kane needs him more and more but he could never deny his best friend anything.

Kane eludes himself that love is not for him. He has built so many walls around his heart over the years that he is the very last person to see how he truly feels about Ian. He hides, he panics but he is never honest with himself. The more time he spends submitting to Ian the harder it becomes to rationalise his feelings or explains how he adores the tender moments, the random touches and why he feels overwhelming jealousy at the thought of Ian finding anyone else.

Through a series of good fortune Kane lands on his feet where work is concerned but sorting out this side of his life means putting even more stress on his personal life when he asks Ian to come and work alongside him. The more time they spend together the more difficult Ian finds it.

Love is blind…and so is Kane but when they attend a high class BDSM club the night doesn’t go as planned. It is an evening of realisation and revelations but Kane has to hope he hasn’t left it too late and gone too far.

Links

Turning His Life Around on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

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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