Saturday, September 3, 2016

Someone to Keep Me by K.C. Wells & Parker Williams in Collars & Cuffs Vol. 1

Eighteen-year-old Scott Keating knows a whole world exists beyond his parents’ strict control, but until he gains access to the World Wide Web, he really has no idea what’s out there. In a chat room, Scott meets “JeffUK.” Jeff loves and understands him, and when he offers to bring Scott to the UK, Scott seizes his chance to escape his humdrum life and see the world. But when his plane touches down and Jeff isn’t there, panic sets in.

Collars & Cuffs favorite barman and Dom-in-training, Ben Winters, drops his sister off at the airport and finds a lost, anxious Scott. Hearing Scott’s story sets off alarm bells, along with his protective instincts. Taking pity on the naïve boy, Ben offers him a place to crash and invites him to Collars & Cuffs, hoping his bosses will know how to help. Scott dreams of belonging to someone, heart and soul. Ben longs for a sub of his own. And neither man sees what’s right under his nose.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

When the romance world writes BDSM, often we get the rich Dom and the poor sub who gets rescued. What I loved about Someone to Keep Me is that while Ben does rescue Scott, he isn't some rich experienced Dom. He works behind the bar at Collars & Cuffs and is struggling financially. He is also a recently trained Dom and his inexperience shows.

Scott, on the other hand, is naive and has lived a very sheltered life. He travels halfway around the world to meet someone he met online, but meets Ben instead. All Scott really wants is to be loved and taken care of. I just wanted to reach in the book and hug him.

Someone to Keep Me had a bit of angst at times. Our couple has relationship troubles before they are officially in a relationship, but the struggle is worth it in the end. This is a really beautiful story.

This is the third book in the series. Whilst each story deals with a different pairing, we do get to see previous couples, and so reading in order is probably best, but not essential.

Ben, the barman at Collars & Cuffs, was clearly ready for a sub of his own at the end of the last book, but I am sure he didn't expect to find him at the airport! Ready as he seemed, his behaviour when it happens is definitely questionable, but the authors do manage to turn it around in a convincing manner (after leaving us to seethe a little). Scott, his airport pick-up, is a young man who has been sheltered too much and gullibly came to the UK to meet a man. Thankfully, as it turns out, that man did not collect him. As Scott discovers another world that he feels suits him, we get to watch him make the first steps into adulthood. The BDSM elements of these books are generally well done, and stay fairly clearly on the light side. The heat rating though is consistently hot to scorching, and this time is no different!

I have to admit that I wasn't that sure of Ben, and at some stages that was a fair decision, but by the end my view was turned around. Having characters from previous stories to balance the events helped – and as I have mentioned in reviews before, they really do look out for each other and take their Dom/sub roles seriously.

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For reviews & more info, check out our An Unlocked Heart post.

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For reviews & more info, check out our Trusting Thomas post.

K.C. Wells

I've always written, right from an early age. I was always writing stories as a child, and as I grew up, I had the idea of writing a novel, like so many people do. 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, where 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.

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Parker Williams

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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Someone to Keep Me (Collars & Cuffs #3) by K.C. Wells & Parker Williams to read and review.

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