This is a new author for me and I absolutely loved this book!
Title: Wrapped Up in Chains
Author: Cindy Sutherland
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
My Rating: 4.75 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Devon West is a professional Dom who runs his own club, doesn’t believe in romance, and has never been in a long-term relationship. All this changes when he rescues Chase Mackenzie.
Chase is a runaway who has been kept as a slave since he was sixteen. Now twenty-three, he’s still innocent and sweet despite being severely abused and left behind by his Dom.
When Devon finds out that the man who held Chase hostage is the same man who hurt him terribly when he started learning about the sub/Dom lifestyle, he knows he has to keep Chase safe.
Spoiled rich boy and sociopath James Kingston is obsessed with Devon. He’s convinced Devon would be his perfect sub and Devon only thinks he’s a Dom because he needs proper discipline. Losing Chase to Devon is like rubbing salt in the wound, and he’s determined to get them both under his thumb. This time, Chase may need to rescue Devon.
This is the story of Chase and what a heartbreaking start to adulthood he has had. At sixteen this young man is too scared to tell his god fearing parents that he is gay and leaves home with just the clothes on his back. Unfortunately he is picked up off the streets by an unscrupulous man parading as a Dom. He spends the next 7 years as a virtual prisoner and is abused and tortured regularly.
By the time he enters the BDSM club owned by Devon West he is completely broken. His Dom sets him up for failure on this rare visit outside and when Chase panics and lashes out he is dragged onto the stage for a brutal punishment. As Chase is beaten bloody Devon enters his club and is left raging at what confronts him. As he rescues this young and broken man and learns who his Dom is he is horrified to learn his past maybe coming back to haunt him.
Devon is immediately taken by the young sub and promises to help him recover. He takes him home under his protection and slowly Chases wounds start to heal. Mending him mentally though is going to be a long and hard task and as much as Devon finds himself attracted to Chase he knows the last thing he needs is another Dom in his life and vows to stay away.
Had the author tried to ‘fix’ Chase by providing him with another Dom I think this book would have failed for me. It was the compassion and care in Devon that really stuck out. Against everything he felt for Chase over the next few months he never thought about his own desires and feeling first but what was best for Chase.
Chase may have been broken by his previous Dom but underneath all the fear was a beautiful young man who could still see the good in people who tried to help him. As he spent months healing with Devon both men were aware that their past was not yet finished and that there was a man intent on getting his revenge.
As plans are put in place to ensure everyones lasting safety Devon must say goodbye to Chase…the ultimate sacrifice to keep him safe. Devon fears that Chase will realise he is grateful to his saviour but nothing more and this will mark the end. Chase is stronger than Devon thinks though and it just may be that he is Devons saviour after all.
I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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