Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cutting Cords by Morticia Knight

Liam yearns for Master Neal’s harsh touch, but Neal fears that a part-time Master can’t give a full-time sub everything he needs.

Liam’s world crumbled after the unexpected death of his Master. Prone to panic attacks and other social anxiety, Liam doesn’t believe he’ll ever find another Master who would be willing to take on such a challenged sub fulltime. Too distraught to go back to Club Consequence where he met the man he thought he’d be with forever, he decides to give Kiss of Leather a try.

After doing a piercing gig at Kiss of Leather, Master Neal signs up to become a member. On the night he performs a demo as the final step to being accepted, he meets a sub who brings out his protective urge and makes his heart come alive. Neal isn’t scared off by Liam’s anxiety or social awkwardness. On the contrary, he finds the sub to be refreshingly honest and endearing.

They try out a scene to see if they’ll click, and their connection is everything they’d both hoped it could be. However, the road to love and a Total Power Exchange isn’t an easy one. Neal still hasn’t discovered all there is to know about Liam’s traumatic upbringing, and he’s not sure if he’d ultimately be the right Master for Liam.

Both men are forced to face the truth about love, life and what it means to share it with another person. But before Liam can start over with Neal, he’ll have to cut the cords to his past and trust that Neal will be there to catch him when he does.

Reader Advisory: This book contains references to a traumatic and abusive upbringing.

Publisher's Note: This book is best read in sequence, as part of a series.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This was a super sweet story between Liam and Neal. Liam lost his master and is barely surviving the day to day basics. When he goes out with a trusted friend, he sees Neal at the club and is instantly intrigued. Neal seemed a little flaky to me at times and spoke like a young kid instead of a grown man, when he called Liam "cutie" it just seemed odd and childish to me. It didn't seem to fit his alpha master persona. Liam was timid and skittish, but was better with Neal around. I loved it when Neal just dropped his pants and showed Liam all of his piercings, LOL. These two were super sweet together and I enjoyed their story. There were some jumps in time and apparently, a tongue piercing happened; I would have liked to have read that scene and I would also like to know about what happens after Neal said he would buy the tattoo shop. Hopefully, some of this will be addressed in the next installment.

Liam struggles with panic attacks and social anxiety and is left alone after the passing of his much older master. He agrees to go with Chuck to Kiss of Leather and on his first night there, he sees Dom Neal. When Liam sees Neal for the first time, he is instantly attracted to Neal's uniqueness and his obvious joy at performing a scene. Neal is happy, laid back and understanding, and a perfect fit for Liam.

The author did a great job portraying Liam's anxiety. It was easy to understand how Liam was feeling, and seeing him face is fears and being so honest about his issues shows how brave he is.

Neal and Liam’s story is beautiful, but I wish the story was longer because I wanted so much more of them.

This is the sixth book in the series, and gives us both more insight into another couple and moves the underlying story forward. Do read them in order as the experience will be richer for it.

Both Liam and Neal are interesting characters, and we get a wonderful insight into their hearts and minds in this story of their meeting, and coming together (pun intended ;-) ). Liam is still grieving for his master, Mark, who died suddenly. He is completely lost until Neal catches his eye at Kiss of Leather. The dynamic between them is fascinating as Neal contemplates whether he can fulfil Liam's previous experience of TPE (total power exchange). The way they resolve the issue is very romantic and satisfying.

Thank you, Ms. Knight, for a lovely read.

Avid Reader☆☆☆
M/M BDSM Romance
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Neal and Liam are a strange couple. I have read all of these book in the series and this one is by far, my least favorite so far.

Liam is struggling after his master died unexpectedly. However, almost the whole book is about his defects (from his point of view) and how hard he is to manage. I felt like this whole story was a large whine-fest about him. Why he needed a Master, how someone had to take the time to understand him, etc.

Then you have Neal. He's a new member to the club, but not necessarily to the lifestyle. Then you have the relationship aspect and it just seemed that he didn't really know how to react to Liam, only that he found him cute and that Liam pulled him toward Neal... I never really felt that they connected on a deeper level like the other couples.

Overall, I was sad about this story. However, with the hint at the next story and what's coming up, that has me intrigued to keep going with the series.

Also Available in the Kiss of Leather Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Building Bonds post.

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our Safe Limits post.

Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our Bondage Rescue post.

Book 4
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For reviews & more info, check out our Grand Opening post.

Book 5
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For reviews & more info, check out our Gaining Trust post.

M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers - but they're all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.

When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on more installments of Sin City Uniforms, The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey's story from Rockin' the Alternative and Dylan and Zero from Biking Bad.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Cutting Cords (Kiss of Leather #6) by Morticia Knight to read and review.

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