Title: Before You Break
Series: Secrets 01
Author: K.C. Wells & Parker Williams
Genre: BDSM, Contemporary
Length: Novel (340 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 26, 2017)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: 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.
Review: Jarod and Eli move to London and open a club called secrets. Wayne is a Dom who has never had a full time Sub due to his feelings for his friend Ellis. Not wanting to ruin the friendship he has never said anything to Ellis.
Ellis starts acting out of character at work almost with no control until Wayne takes matters into his own hands and introduces Ellis to Secrets, the club he frequents. From there it’s freak outs, running, to learning about Ellis’ dysfunctional family to someone manipulating him.
I loved how Wayne was patient. Ellis for his part learns to control his own life and not let family mess with him. There was no shortage of drama and hot sex in this book.