Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Trusting Thomas (Collars and Cuffs #2) by K.C. Wells
by K.C. Wells
Published October 7th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press
Formats Available: .epub, .mobi, html, pdf, Paperback
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Collars and Cuffs: Book Two
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?
One of the most romantic BDSM novels I had ever read was An Unlocked Heart (Collars and Cuffs #1) and since then have read one other of the genre that I fell in love with. I had been hoping to get to read Trusting Thomas since then, hoping hoping hoping this would not disappoint.
I am soooo happy! I LOVE this book, it is just as romantic, it is just as sweet, and I just fell deeper in love with Thomas whom I first got introduced to in that first book.
Mind you, it took me some time to finish this, thanks to the distraction of an earthquake of all things. I was not deterred! So here I am now, writing this review, great, big smile on my face and loving every thought that is Thomas.
I know, I know. I should be talking about Peter, too, I KNOW. But, the but is Thomas! His character is just simply awesome. He is so stable, very open, very Domish and yet very cuddly like a Teddy Bear. I just love the way KC Wells wrote him that I wish I know of someone who is just like him. If the author based this character on someone real? OMG! I love him!
Now, let's get back to the BDSM thingy. Yes, this is a BDSM themed novel, as Collars and Cuffs is. And just like the first installment, those who are new to this genre are not going to run scared or be offended with some of the practices and scenes. We have here a step higher than that first book. That first one I called BDSM 101. This one, I would say BDSM 102. A great introductory course for those who want to take a peek into the lifestyle.
There are rules here that were eye openers for me, even if I had read them before from which these rules were based. What opened my eyes were Peter's essays on his reactions to each rule he was introduced to. The mind boggling ideas an innocent submissive has regarding things which the educated and trained take for granted. Peter's plight was so tragic and yet, unfortunately, is quite common.
This book was especially special as the point of view of Peter was written in a diary and dreamt of or recalled. Although this may not be a comfortable style for others, I thought it was the best approach. A diary opens a lot of doors usually unopened when it is just a point of view being written. This approach was more intimate, and it made dealing or reading about Peter and his experiences much more special.
For those who have not yet touched Collars and Cuffs the series, now is the best time to get these books. Especially for those who are curious as to why books written by KC Wells are getting the attention from reviewers who fall in love each time with everyone of her characters.