RELEASE DATE: October 6th, 2013
BLURB: Christmas is a time for goodwill to all, but Collars and Cuffs co-owner Thomas Williams receives an unexpected gift that chills him to the bone. A Dom from another Manchester club asks Thomas for his help rescuing an abused submissive, Peter Nicholson. Thomas takes in the young man as a favor to a friend, offering space and time to heal, but he makes it clear he’s never had a sub and doesn’t want one.
Peter finds Thomas’s home calm and peaceful, but his past has left him unwilling to trust another Dom. When Thomas doesn’t behave as Peter expects, Peter’s nightmares begin to fade, and he decides he’d like to learn more about D/s life. A well-known trainer of submissives, Thomas begins to teach Peter, but as the new submissive opens up to him, Thomas finds he cares more for Peter than he should. Just as he decides it’s time to find a permanent Dom for Peter, they discover Peter’s tormentor is still very much a threat. With their lives in danger, Thomas can’t deny his feelings for Peter any longer. The question now becomes, can Peter make it out of the lions’ den alive, so that Thomas can tell his boy that he loves him?
This is the second in the wonderful Collars & Cuffs series. I think this book created more feelings for me than any I have read, it is very powerful and although the Dom, Thomas, is part owner of a BDSM club there is very little what you may call “standard” BDSM in this book. At the end of the first book we knew Thomas was up to something and in this book we find out he has been involved in rescuing an abused “sub”. Peter had a very bad introduction to the BDSM world and has found himself, not in a safe, sane and consensual relationship, but just being used and abused. Thomas takes in this broken boy to let him heal and learn what BDSM should be like, but just by teaching him rules and using chores, no physical contact whatsoever. Peter just leaps of the page and grabs your heart, the way he has suffered and more the way he finds out how it SHOULD have been is just heart wrenching. A scene where Thomas shaves off all of Peter’s hair as a symbolic re-birth is just amazing and the love the two begin to share is beautiful. This is a book I love and have read over and again and each time I am touched.
I have to give this book 5*
Although this review is from my personal copy of the book I would like to thank KC Wells for writing it, Thomas and Peter are just wonderful.