In all his relationships, Darren Fielding never found the level of intimacy he witnessed between Thomas Williams and his sub, Peter, the day of Peter’s “rebirth.” Not only that, he never realized such intimacy was possible. For two years, Thomas’s business card has been burning a hole in his wallet. When Darren’s lover moves on, maybe it’s finally time to see where that card takes him.
Collars & Cuffs’s new barman, JJ Taylor, is really conflicted right now. He went to the club with a very specific purpose, already convinced of what he’d find there. Except it’s not what he expected at all. He certainly didn’t anticipate finding himself drawn to the new wannabe Dom. Nor could he have guessed the direction that attraction would lead him.
Old love, new love, vows, pain, rage, moving in, moving on…. The members of Collars & Cuffs face an event that touches some of them deeply, but it will only reinforce what they already know: together they are stronger, and some bonds cannot be broken.
This story is bittersweet for me because I love the series and don’t want it to end. At the same time, seeing how everyone is completely happy with all the questions answered, and that last little bit of character growth is absolutely beautiful. Mr. Williams and Ms. Wells come together again and I absolutely adored every page. These two write such wonderful stories when writing alone. Yet together it’s always going to be a favorite. Their distinct voices blend so well together. We get to see all of the couples from the previous books in the series, including ones that may not have gotten their own individual story but played a part in the series. We also get one last couple that winds up being the perfect final addition to the Collars and Cuffs family.
Darren and JJ are fabulous together. They have wonderful chemistry and you can see the bond between them grow as they get to know each other and start a tentative D/s relationship. Their brand of kink is uniquely theirs and the trust they have with each other is such a pleasure to watch. The love these two feel for each other was so well written, you could feel it along with them.
Darren was so sweet with how he immediately connected with JJ and wanted the best for him. He truly wanted to protect JJ and did everything in his power to make that happen. Even when they were doing a scene you could tell JJ’s safety always came first. He also had a fabulously kinky mind. I loved some of the things he came up with to try.
My heart broke for JJ. He struggled to overcome so many obstacles in this story. Most of them were his own fears and I just wanted to hug him. I was shocked how he reacted to the reporter. However it made sense once he explained himself to Darren. I loved how he found a group of people to be his support system. He fit in so well with the other subs at C&C.
I enjoyed how the overall story arc of the series with the linked past of many of the submissives came full circle; how they all realized they can’t hold on to the anger anymore. Everything is tied up and you realize all these men are going to be alright and they will live and love happily. It is a beautiful thing to see. Ending a series is hard but this book does a fabulous job of closing out one of my favorite series.
I’m beyond honored to have Peter stop by today. He is here to talk about what he values most in a friend. His answer is wonderful, but also heartbreaking. I hope you take a moment to check out what he has to say because it’s worth it. Read and enjoy!
Wow, that’s kind of an intense question. What do I value most in my friends? Can I say the answer has changed over the years? It used to be that I didn’t want friends. After Curtis took me in, he constantly told me that he was my world now, and that no one else could be in it. And I believed him.
When Curtis brought Christian into the household, I tried to reach out to him, but he rebuffed me. I grew angry at that. Of course at the time, I didn’t know that Curtis had told him he wasn’t allowed to speak to me.
After I got taken to Master Thomas, I met a young man—Alex—who somehow wormed his way into my life. He didn’t do anything big or showy, but he became a solid presence that I found I needed. He gave me some stability in my life, a sounding board.
Then on my birthday he brought Scott over. I was shy, because I didn’t know him. He seemed genuine, though. And completely irrepressible. He brought over some peanut butter cookies that he’d made because, he said, he didn’t want to be empty handed. We talked for a bit, then Alex gave me a lovely gift of a shirt. I went to try it on and everything went wrong. Scott became the first person to see my back.
See, my back has more lines on it than a road map. A gift from Curtis. I never allowed anyone to see it, and then this little redheaded imp happened to see it, and I discovered that he wasn’t terrified of me. He didn’t think of me as some sort of monster. I was still just Peter to him.
Over the years I’ve grown more comfortable in my skin. If you saw us dance, you’d understand what a triumph that was for me. But you’d also realize what I value most in my friends. Their love and acceptance of me, scars and all.
And isn’t that what friendship is really all about?
“Honey, I’m home.”
Alex laughed and came out of the kitchen to greet his husband. “We’ve talked about this, right? You do not walk into this apartment and talk to me like I’m the little wife.”
Leo kissed him soundly on the cheek. “Aw, but you’d look great in an apron, holding a glass of beer out for your weary, hard-working hubby.” He smirked. “And besides, no one in their right mind would call you little.”
Alex quirked his eyebrows. “One, you don’t drink beer, which is why there’s a glass of chilled chardonnay on the living room table, waiting for you. Two, excuse me—weary? Hard-working? You’ve been standing around in leather chaps and a harness, watching while guys do all manner of things to each other, which probably included a lot of fucking, because, hey, it’s Saturday night, right?”
Leo sighed happily. “What can I say? I love my job.”
About The Authors:
Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. WELLS always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way. K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, when the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings—writing about men in love was even hotter….
K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career. The laptop still has no idea of what hit it… it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.
And as for those men in love that she writes about? The list of stories just waiting to be written is getting longer… and longer….
Good day! We are the voices that live inside Will’s head. The ones who whisper to him constantly, beckoning him to speak of our adventures, to tell of our love, and perhaps, if we’re in a mood, kill a person or two.
We guide his hand as he tells our tales where love is the most powerful force, but must be worked for, molded, and finally, embraced. There can be no shortcuts or substitutions on the path to a happily ever after.
We hope you will join with us as Will fulfills his obligation to ensure our stories are told and, we hope, enjoyed.
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/KCWells/223608907761521
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