Six years ago Ellis walked into his first briefing as the newest member of London’s Specialist Firearms unit. He was partnered with Wayne and they became fast friends. When Wayne begins to notice changes—Ellis’s erratic temper, the effects of sleep deprivation—he knows he has to act before Ellis reaches his breaking point. He invites Ellis to the opening of the new BDSM club, Secrets, where Wayne has a membership. His purpose? He wants Ellis to glimpse the lifestyle before Wayne approaches him with a proposition. He wants to take Ellis in hand, to control his life because he wants his friend back, and he figures this is the only way to do it.
There are a few issues, however. Ellis is straight. Stubborn. And sexy. Wayne knows he has to put his own feelings aside to be what Ellis needs. What surprises the hell out of him is finding out what Ellis actually requires.
I adored this book. I loved getting to see Eli and Jarod again. They are still amazing together and have created a wonderful club that people flock to. They have a passion for what they do. I loved how they became friends with Wayne and Ellis throughout the story. I was pulled into the story and didn’t want to put the book down until I was done. I enjoyed the emotions brought out out and how the characters came alive. I truly enjoy Ms. Wells’ and Mr.s Williams’ individual books, but together they write wonderful stories. I loved the Collars and Cuffs series and I’m so excited for this new series and can’t wait for more books.
Wayne was tender and caring but also strong and dependable. He was an amazing man and wonderful Dom. His feelings are clear throughout the story and you feel them right along with Wayne. The way he cares for Ellis and takes him in hand to help him was perfect. The power exchange scenes Wayne sets up for Ellis were totally hot. He was creative and resourceful. You could tell Wayne was content being with Ellis and loved finally getting to have a relationship with him which he never thought he would.
Ellis was a total mess at first but desperately wanted someone to stand up for him. He struggled to keep everything afloat and was sinking in despair. His reactions to Wayne and his lifestyle were wonderful. I adored watching Ellis slowly let go and give himself over to Wayne. He trusted Wayne implicitly and that trust was beautiful to watch. My heart hurt for Ellis when dealing with his family. It gave him such anxiety. But by the end it was lovely seeing how all that worked out. You can tell Ellis loves being Wayne’s boy and is quite happy with his life when the book was done.
Wayne and Ellis are perfect for each other. They’ve been friends for so long and counted on each other to be there when they needed it. When Wayne took Ellis in hand, you could see them both settle slowly into their roles. Their love for each other was so beautiful. They had obstacles in their way and came across hurdles as they went along, but Wayne and Ellis are a couple you can tell is going to make it long term. Their love is deep and I hope we get to catch up with them in future books in the series. I want to see them continue to love each other and keep having the same lovely chemistry and generally just see them still happy.
Four and a half
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….
Happily Ever After Comes With A Price Tag. Parker Williams began to write as a teen, but never showed his work to anyone. As he grew older, he drifted away from writing, but his love of the written word moved him to reading. A chance encounter with an author changed the course of his life as she encouraged him to never give up on a dream. With the help of some amazing friends, he rediscovered the joy of writing, thanks to a community of writers who have become his family. Parker firmly believes in love, but is also of the opinion that anything worth having requires work and sacrifice (plus a little hurt and angst, too). The course of love is never a smooth one, and Happily Ever After always has a price tag.
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