Author: KC Wells & Parker Williams
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 06/24/2015
Length: 07 hours 14 minutes
Genre: BDSM, M/M Romance
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.
We first see Jeff in Someone to Keep Me, Collar and Cuffs book 3. It was good to finally get his story and I adored Damian. Jeff himself is heartbreaking. So damaged and unwilling to trust; I ached for him.
The story itself is fairly vanilla, and due to circumstances, we don’t even see them as a couple until very near the end, but the care-taking relationship established is great. We get to see many familiar faces and revisit and catch-up on what is happening in previous book’s relationships. The events in this book take place parallel to those in Someone to Keep Me and A Dance With Domination so it interweaves with those stories but adds some things too.
I was happy with how it all played out.
I had hoped that this book would be an improvement on the previous in terms of narration but it wasn’t. The overall tone was good, but the accents were terrible. The book takes place in the UK. The characters should all have UK accents, except for Scott who is American. They didn’t. There was a New York sounding accent, various American ones, barely British ones and some vague Irish or Australian type accents. They were all over the place. Plus Jeff sounded like he was wining. All. The. Time. His words themselves weren’t particularly wining (I grabbed a copy of the ebook and read a few passages to see) but the narration made it so. It made it difficult to see past it to the story.
I will restrict my listening of this narrator to books set in America.
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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