Roots of Evil by K.C. Wells

K.C. Wells - Roots of Evil Cover hjc78snTitle: Roots of Evil

Series: Merrychurch Mysteries 02

Author: K.C. Wells

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (210 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-64405-270-9

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (22 Oct 2019)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Many consider Naomi Teedle the village witch. Most people avoid her except when they have need of her herbs and potions. She lives alone on the outskirts of Merrychurch, and that’s fine by everyone—old Mrs. Teedle is not the most pleasant of people. But when she is found murdered, her mouth bulging with her own herbs and roots, suddenly no one has a bad word to say about her.

Jonathon de Mountford is adjusting to life up at the manor house, but it’s not a solitary life: pub landlord Mike Tattersall sees to that. Jonathon is both horrified to learn of the recent murder and confused by the sudden reversal of public opinion. Surely someone in the village had reason to want her dead? He and Mike decide it’s time for them to step in and “help” the local police with their investigation. Only problem is, their sleuthing uncovers more than one suspect—and the list is getting longer….

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Review: Roots of Evil is the second book in the Merrychurch Mysteries series by KC Wells. Since I’ve already read and loved the first book in the series, I was looking forward to this. I’ve enjoyed many books by KC Wells, but Merrychurch novels satisfies the part of me that loves to indulge in the typical British Mystery shows.

If you don’t get exactly what I mean, here are some examples. Think the line in the movie Hot Fuzz “it’s just a tragic accident”. Or the fact that villages of Midsommer has a murder every week? Or series that have nosey bakers, gardeners and priests that all insist on investigating crimes instead of just leaving it to the police. Well, that’s pretty much what you’re getting here.

This book is not a standalone book. This is the continuation of the relationship of ex-policeman turned pub owner (there was a British TV show with one of those!), Mike, and the new lord of the manor, Jonathan De Mountford.

Their romance and their overall wonderful relationship isn’t the main focus of this book. The romance and relationship aspects are really quite well written and realistic, because you can see that they are still adapting to their new relationship and Jonathan is getting used to the change in his life after taking his uncle’s position as earl. Although it’s not all roses in their personal life. Jonathan has his very traditional father on his back to get married and produce a De Mountford heir, despite knowing his son is gay and with Mike. Of course, this upsets Mike, but this leads to a very important point about trust in their relationship.

Instead, in the time since the murder of Jonathan’s uncle had been solved, where Mike and Jonathan had done a lot of their own investigation, life had settled down and the men could focus on their relationship. But when the woman who is said to be the local witch and famous for her jams and preserves is found dead, Jonathan can’t leave the newest mystery alone. And since Mike is an ex-cop who loves the new lord, the two men begin their own investigation on the side. Of course, they do help the local constabulary, passing on their information, but neither man can leave the mystery alone. Jonathan and Mike dig through more of the village’s secrets, looking at black mail, questionable identities, missing people, affairs and even a couple more members of the very traditional Merrychurch community who may not be as straight as they appear.

Truth Will Out by K.C. Wells

K.C. Wells - Truth Will Out Cover 48h4y4Title: Truth Will Out

Series: Merrychurch Mysteries 01

Author: K.C. Wells

Genre: Contemporary, Mystery

Length: Novel (192 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-64080-629-0

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (30 Oct 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Jonathon de Mountford’s visit to Merrychurch village to stay with his uncle Dominic gets off to a bad start when Dominic fails to appear at the railway station. But when Jonathon finds him dead in his study, apparently as the result of a fall, everything changes. For one thing, Jonathon is the next in line to inherit the manor house. For another, he’s not so sure it was an accident, and with the help of Mike Tattersall, the owner of the village pub, Jonathon sets out to prove his theory—if he can concentrate long enough without getting distracted by the handsome Mike.

They discover an increasingly long list of people who had reason to want Dominic dead. And when events take an unexpected turn, the amateur sleuths are left bewildered. It doesn’t help that the police inspector brought in to solve the case is the last person Mike wants to see, especially when they are told to keep their noses out of police business.

In Jonathon’s case, that’s like a red rag to a bull….

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Review: Truth Will Out is the first book in the Merrychurch Mysteries by KC Wells. Wells is an author that I’ve read a number of books in the past and have found them on the whole enjoyable and well written. I’ve actually heard the audio of this book some months ago – I don’t remember when – but at the time I wasn’t aware that it was part of the series. I remembering really getting into the story and it was great to actually read it for myself.

Overall, this was a really cool story and I think was greatly enhanced by listening to the audio. I feel that this is a book that I’ve got more out of it by listening to the audio – and the fabulous performances that brought the characters to life – than I would have reading the book.

There is a definite “British Mystery” feel to it, as in that there’s a murder in the small village but surely “it was nothing but an accident, I’m sure”. I probably have watched too many of said British Mysteries on television, and I’m not ashamed to say that Hot Fuzz is one of my favourite comedy movies. And not to mention that I figured out the plot of the story, mostly because I was thinking, “this reminds of the Doctor Who episode The Unicorn and the Wasp”. Yeah, I’m a nerd and I barely had to think to remember the name of the episode, whatever.

The story starts with Jonathon de Mountford. He goes to visit his uncle, the present Lord de Mountford at the family’s country seat/property. He has a lot of guilt for not seeing his uncle, whom he had been so close to as a kid. But the years and his career as a famous photographer sent him on a whirlwind journey that he has loved. Of course, his father, who heads the family law firm, is disappointed in Jonathon not only because he’s gay but also because he didn’t go into law and sees photography as nothing but a hobby. So clearly the guy has baggage and his life is about to get a whole lot more complicated, first when he meets local bar owner Mike Tattersall, and then goes to find his uncle and ends up finding him dead in his study.

Mike Tattersall moved to the quiet village of Merrychurch in the English countryside after losing his foot ended his career as a police officer in London. Now he owns the village pub (and oh my god! This just makes me think of watching Heartbeat with my mum when I was home sick from school). He moved to be closer to his recently divorced sister and has made something of a life for himself, even if he is lonely. Mike isn’t in the closet, though he doesn’t advertise his sexuality. He was also very much out when he was a policeman, and got his own set of baggage from that as well as dealing with his sister.

Jonathon and Mike have an instant connection. Their chemistry has been written perfectly. The sparks start to fly instantly, but they have a lot of learning to do together before anything can get too serious. On top of that, Jonathon and Mike can’t resist getting involved in the local to mystery, trying to piece together all the clues to solve what happened to Jonathon’s uncle.

I recommend this to anyone that wants a light-hearted romance with a good dose of adventure and mystery. I’m really looking forward to reading the second book in this series really soon!

Truth Will Out by K.C. Wells ~ Audio Review

K.C. Wells - Truth Will Out Audio Cover ru74cTitle: Truth Will Out

Author: K.C. Wells

Narrator: Seb Yarrick

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 6 hrs 58 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (11th April 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Jonathon de Mountford’s visit to Merrychurch village to stay with his uncle Dominic gets off to a bad start when Dominic fails to appear at the railway station. But when Jonathon finds him dead in his study, apparently as the result of a fall, everything changes. For one thing, Jonathon is the next in line to inherit the manor house. For another, he’s not so sure it was an accident, and with the help of Mike Tattersall, the owner of the village pub, Jonathon sets out to prove his theory – if he can concentrate long enough without getting distracted by the handsome Mike.

They discover an increasingly long list of people who had reason to want Dominic dead. And when events take an unexpected turn, the amateur sleuths are left bewildered. It doesn’t help that the police inspector brought in to solve the case is the last person Mike wants to see, espe-cially when they are told to keep their noses out of police business.

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Review: Truth Will Out is a standalone novel written by KC Wells – an author I am not familiar with and happy to read or listen to their work without barely reading the blurb. I connect with the writing style and for me that’s about all I need from an author – I am a tart when it comes to books. The audio of this book was performed by Seb Yarrick, a narrator that took me a bit to warm up to but now look forward to, especially when he gives a performance requiring some sort of British or European accent. In short, I looked forward to this book a lot. The fact that it involved the English country side and a Lord of the Manor type of thing and I was all set to be sucked into the story.

Overall, this was a really cool story and I think was greatly enhanced by listening to the audio. I feel that this is a book that I’ve got more out of it by listening to the audio – and the fabulous performances that brought the characters to life – than I would have reading the book.

There is a definite “British Mystery” feel to it, as in that there’s a murder in the small village but surely “it was nothing but an accident, I’m sure”. I probably have watched too many of said British Mysteries on television, and I’m not ashamed to say that Hot Fuzz is one of my favourite comedy movies. And not to mention that I figured out the plot of the story, mostly because I was thinking, “this reminds of the Doctor Who episode The Unicorn and the Wasp”. Yeah, I’m a nerd and I barely had to think to remember the name of the episode, whatever.

The story starts with Jonathon de Mountford. He goes to visit his uncle, the present Lord de Mountford at the family’s country seat/property. He has a lot of guilt for not seeing his uncle, whom he had been so close to as a kid. But the years and his career as a famous photographer sent him on a whirlwind journey that he has loved. Of course, his father, who heads the family law firm, is disappointed in Jonathon not only because he’s gay but also because he didn’t go into law and sees photography as nothing but a hobby. So clearly the guy has baggage and his life is about to get a whole lot more complicated, first when he meets local bar owner Mike Tattersall, and then goes to find his uncle and ends up finding him dead in his study.

Mike Tattersall moved to the quiet village of Merrychurch in the English countryside after losing his foot ended his career as a police officer in London. Now he owns the village pub (and oh my god! This just makes me think of watching Heartbeat with my mum when I was home sick from school). He moved to be closer to his recently divorced sister and has made something of a life for himself, even if he is lonely. Mike isn’t in the closet, though he doesn’t advertise his sexuality. He was also very much out when he was a policeman, and got his own set of baggage from that as well as dealing with his sister.

Jonathon and Mike have an instant connection. Their chemistry has been written perfectly. The sparks start to fly instantly, but they have a lot of learning to do together before anything can get too serious. On top of that, Jonathon and Mike can’t resist getting involved in the local to mystery, trying to piece together all the clues to solve what happened to Jonathon’s uncle.

I recommend this to anyone that wants a light-hearted romance with a good dose of adventure and mystery.

Bromantically Yours by K.C. Wells ~ Audio Review

K.C. Wells - Bromantically Yours Audio Cover b4n4gTitle: Bromantically Yours

Author: K.C. Wells

Narrator: Daniel Henning

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 3 hrs, 13 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (5th June 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: A friends-to-lovers novella that came from Out of the Shadows because Nate and Dylan needed a story….

Nate and Dylan have been pals for a long time. So what if their friends think they’ve got a little bromance going? Doesn’t mean there’s anything more to it than that, right? And even if there is, Nate and Dylan are totally oblivious….

Until the night they share a drunken kiss, and everything changes.

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Review: Bromantically Yours is a novella spin-off, sequel by KC Wells for her book Out of the Shadows (Dreamspun Desires #40), about lifelong friends Nate and Dylan. I listened to the audio of Out of the Shadows about a year and a half ago, so while I roughly remember the plot and the featured couple, I don’t really remember Nate or Dylan, who are best friends of Josh, who is now with Christian, who is a hermit due to disfiguring scars.

Nate and Dylan are best friends and have been close since they were kids. They’ve both thought that they were straight, although they both love and support their gay best friend, Josh. One night, when not only Josh and Christian bail on them, but also their other friend Logan, the two men end up at Nate’s place for beer, pizza and movies. It’s here when things get very personal, as secret desires come to light and a kiss (and more) happens. In the aftermath, these guys need to work out what they are going to do, but that’s a lot easier when they have a friend who is more than happy to play matchmaker.

This is a quick listen, so if you want to get through the audio in a day or on a short trip, it’s super easy. Overall, the story is very cute with some steamy sex scenes and great chemistry between the couple, good for those that are a sucker for friends to lovers type stories. It’s also got a few funny moments, because the entire world seems to realise that these two are made for each other, but Nate and Dylan haven’t got the memo yet.

The narration by Daniel Henning was great. I didn’t know what to expect as I’ve not heard any other performances by Henning, but his voice suited both men, but I especially liked his portrayal of Dylan.

My Fair Brady by K.C. Wells

Title: My Fair Brady

Series: Dreamspun Desires 74

Author: K.C. Wells

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (221 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-64405-005-7

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (19 Feb 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 4.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: A spur of the moment invitation changes two lives.

Jordan Wolf’s company runs like a well-oiled machine. At least until his PA, Brady Donovan, comes down with the flu and takes sick leave. Then Jordan discovers what a treasure Brady is and who really keeps his business—and Jordan in particular—moving like clockwork. So when Jordan needs a plus-one, Brady seems the obvious choice to accompany him. After a major shopping trip to get Brady looking the part, however…. Wow.

Brady has a whole new wardrobe, and now his boss is whisking him away for a weekend party. Something is going on, something Brady never expected: Jordan is looking at him like he’s never seen him before, electrifying Brady’s long-hidden desires.

But can the romantic magic last when the weekend is over and it’s back to reality?

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Review: My Fair Brady is a super sweet romance by KC Wells that I adore. KC Wells is not a new author to me and although I know that I’ve enjoyed Wells’ work in the past and found their writing style pleasing, I can’t really name any other novels from the top of my head. Therefore, I had no idea what to expect. All I knew was that I love a romance that is the whole trope of boss falls in love for his PA when they are making out that they are romantically involved. There is just something so sappy and romantic of the two leads falling in love that makes me sigh like a teen in love. So heads up, if you like that too, then this will be a totally enjoyable read.

A quick note on the title. I’m by no means a fan of the movie My Fair Lady, but my sister and mum are obsessed so I had kind of expected something more along the lines of that movie to happen here. It’s not like that is an uncommon plot device – a rich guy (on a bet or on a whim) decides to make over and teach someone how to be around the upper echelon of society and they two unwittingly fall in love. To be perfectly honest, Brady already knows how to dress and how to act around the rich and famous, after all, he keeps his boss’s business and life together on a daily basis. He just doesn’t have the money and hasn’t had the need to be around these people until he and Brady start their little charade.

The story takes a lot of time to really get started, but that’s a good thing because we get to know our two MCs, rich, powerful businessman, Jordan Wolf and his very efficient and almost too capable PA, Brady Donovan. Brady has been working as Jordan’s PA for three years, but it is only until recently that Jordan starts to realise just how amazing the man is at running his business life. Jordan doesn’t have much of a personal life which is a shame for a strong man who probably is over due for a good dose of love. Then after a conference trip, Brady gets a severe flu and Jordan is shocked at the extent of how much Brady makes his life better and less stressful at work. Jordan is going through a series of epiphanies here and he is determined to help Brady, which is the start of the guys starting to get to know each other on a personal level.

I found the story really charming. The thing that I most enjoyed about this novel was that not only did the reader get to take their time to see the characters develop and get to know them properly. Additionally, I liked how the romance, while not a slow burn, was not a case of “ooo, I didn’t see you for three years and didn’t realise you had a crush on me, by the way I love you”.

Threepeat by K.C. Wells and Parker Williams

Title: Threepeat

Series: Secrets 03

Author: K.C. Wells & Parker Williams

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary, Ménage

Length: Novel (340pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 21, 2018)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥  4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: Can two Doms open their hearts again for a young man desperately in need of their help?

Two years ago, Aaron Greene and Sam Thompson were devastated when their submissive broke the contract that bound the three of them together. They still wonder what happened and whether they can find a way to move forward. When Aaron finds a sick young man by the curbside, his protective instincts kick in, and after consulting Sam, he takes Tim home.

After being thrown out of his home, Tim Waterman finds himself on the street, doing whatever he needs to survive. Until a bear of a Good Samaritan scoops him up and saves him. Then one bear becomes two, and a chance discovery gets him thinking about what might be, if he’s bold enough to make a move.

So what happens when Aaron and Sam wake up one morning to find Tim naked in their bed? Will they get a new chance at life, or will history Threepeat itself?

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-803-4

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Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Aaron and Sam are still struggling two years later after their sub leaves them with no word of why. The two Doms just try to live day to day when one day Sam witnesses a man collapse. He goes to help only to realize the man is badly beaten. He decides to help despite his misgivings.

Tim suffers abuse from his older brothers. He yearns to be loved and love in return when Sam helps him recover he starts having feelings for the two Doms. Through all the ups and downs with these three I felt they would be a good match. However there was so much from side and secondary characters I felt the three men’s story was not quite complete.

Aaron and Sam want to give Tim a chance but struggle because of their past and Tim as sweet as he is wants to help them heal from the pain caused by Seb’s leaving. I truly loved these men who have suffered for different reasons and wanted them to have a life full of happiness.

Great read.

Threepeat by K.C. Wells and Parker Williams Guest Post, Excerpt & Review!

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Hi guys! We have Parker Williams and K.C. Wells popping in today with their upcoming release Threepeat, we have a fantastic guest post from Parker, a great excerpt and Shorty’s review, so check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

Threepeat

(Secrets 03)
by

K.C. Wells & Parker Williams

Can two Doms open their hearts again for a young man desperately in need of their help?

Two years ago, Aaron Greene and Sam Thompson were devastated when their submissive broke the contract that bound the three of them together. They still wonder what happened and whether they can find a way to move forward. When Aaron finds a sick young man by the curbside, his protective instincts kick in, and after consulting Sam, he takes Tim home.

After being thrown out of his home, Tim Waterman finds himself on the street, doing whatever he needs to survive. Until a bear of a Good Samaritan scoops him up and saves him. Then one bear becomes two, and a chance discovery gets him thinking about what might be, if he’s bold enough to make a move.

So what happens when Aaron and Sam wake up one morning to find Tim naked in their bed? Will they get a new chance at life, or will history Threepeat itself?

Release date: 21st August 2018
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Learning to Love Bundle by K.C. Wells

Title: Learning to Love Bundle

Series: Learning to Love

Author: K.C. Wells

Genre: Contemporary, Young adult

Length: Collection/Bundle (979 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (1st January 2016)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Don’t miss this exclusive bundle of all four stories of the Learning to Love series by K.C. Wells!

—: Sean and Michael are best friends from the minute they meet and become roommates. When they also discover they have feelings for each other, the reality of homophobia intrudes on their academic and personal lives and threatens their happiness.

—: Evan’s new housemate, Daniel Collier, is everything Evan could want in a boyfriend. Evan just needs to work out why Daniel panics whenever Evan tries to get close….

—: Now that Chris finds himself sharing a house with Josh, he wonders where the strong, sexy guy who had been his rock and support has disappeared to. Chris wants him back—but he can’t wait forever.

—: One house, three couples, and one year left…. As their school career comes to a close and the one person who holds them all together starts to fall apart, the final exam is a true test of friendship.

ISBN: 978-1-63476-733-0

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: From start to finish this bundle of KC Well’s Learning to Love series is simply a pure joy to read. Each of the three stories get a resounding 5/5 from me! I love the characters and plot and the development of both. I particularly loved how each story, despite the fact each book centred on a different couple, flows on from one to other. The new couple is flawlessly introduced towards the end of the preceding story. It is generally just great seeing how these guys, all uni students living away from their biological families (and have very different family lives), make a new family centred around the first couple of the series: Sean and Michael.

Sean and Michael story is simply cute! It attracts the nerd in me because although I’m not particularly a Mel Brooks fan, I can more than relate to the couple who meet by exchanging lines from the movie Blazing Saddles. The book goes through the whole school year of Sean and Michael’s first year at university. There are ups and downs – there is some funny parts as both Sean and Michael come to terms that they really aren’t straight though their openly gay housemate, Evan, was convinced from the start. I think I have some reservations about what happened between the guys and Evan – I’m not entirely sure it flowed properly – but in the big picture it all works well. Yet, at the same time, pretty sure the story/series could have done well without that particular set of events.

Secondly, we have Evan and Daniel. After the events of the first book Evan is lonely and it is so deeply felt through the words of book. It makes me understand the “particular event” I wasn’t thrilled about above, but I still think that it could have done without it. I hate to say it in these words but Evan is a bit of a queen – but he is totally sweet and understanding and generally wonderful. In short, he is everything that Daniel needs. Daniel has gone through some traumatic experiences in the past and they have reared again once more.

Thirdly, we have Chris and Josh’s story.  Chris first popped up in the series as a villain, but he was a misunderstood villain and has since been taken under Sean and Michael’s wing. In a way, Josh came in as a consequence of what Chris’s initial involvement in the group. Josh was a nurse who got to know the guys after a couple of trips to hospital by Michael and Evan in their respective stories. I have to admit that Chris and Josh dance about each other both figuratively and literally and I will admit that the book seemed rather slow. However, in the end some drama helps to ignite the tension between us. Of all the minor characters, I have to say that Josh’s father, Mark, is a favourite of mine and he really did shine in this book along with his son. I will admit that when things looked at a bit dicey for Josh I shed a couple of tears and it was at this point that Chris really cemented his place in Josh’s life and in my heart as a truly wonderful character.

For the fourth and final story, we get to see all the loose ends tie up and most of the guys graduate from university. There is a lot of drama in the face of a medical scare for Sean. It is simply delightful to see the friends and their families rally around Sean and Michael. However, both Evan and Daniel and Chris and Josh go through their final bit of dramas. It all feels natural and in the end, though I love a good HEA, I was sad to see the guys finish their stories.

Each story gives us a peek at very different situations – death and two different forms of abuse. I loved these books and I cannot think of anyone who would dislike them, but I suppose, if you’re not into reading about guys in university, etc. this isn’t the book for you. But as I said, I think this bundle has something for everyone. All six guys are super relatable and totally wonderful.

Out of the Shadows by K.C. Wells ~ Audiobook

Title: Out of the Shadows

Series: Dreamspun Desires 20

Author: KC Wells

Narrator: Finn Sterling

Genre: Contemporary

Length: 6 hrs 6 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Can he step out of the shadows and into love’s light?

Eight years ago, Christian Hernandez moved to Jamaica Plain in southern Boston, took refuge in his apartment, and cut himself off from the outside world. And that’s how he’d like it to stay.

Josh Wendell has heard his co-workers gossip about the occupant of apartment number one. No one sees the mystery man, and Josh loves a mystery. So when he is hired to refurbish the apartment’s kitchen and bathrooms, Josh is eager to discover the truth behind the rumors.

When he comes face-to-face with Christian, Josh understands why Christian hides from prying eyes. As the two men bond, Josh sees past his exterior to the man within, and he likes what he sees. But can Christian find the courage to emerge from the darkness of his lonely existence for the man who has claimed his heart?

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Reviewer: Prime

Review: I loved the plot of this book. I love KC Well’s writing. I also read the book and wondered how much my opinion would change between formats. Often I find that a narrator adds the right tone and emotion to the characters that allows me to enjoy stories more. Unfortunately that was not the case. However, that is not to say I didn’t not like the narration. On the contrary, I really enjoyed listening to the narration of Finn Sterling, the first time I’ve had the pleasure to hear his narration.

This is a book for those that like a bit of insta-love, are all for a Phantom of the Opera type of disfigurement and a smoking hot, young handy man who seems a tad naiveté or too good to be true. My only criticism is that I desperately wished that it had a lot more depth of emotion, particularly from Christian’s side and part of me wanted more trepidation, more dating because Christian is agoraphobic and if there had been a chance to develop the emotion and plot a little more would have made the characters more believable and more relatable.

Christian Hernandez moved Jamaica Plain – an idyllic housing development south of Boston – eight years ago from Colorado. He learnt a hard lesson when he became disfigured and then decided to hide away from the world.

Honestly, I can’t say much more without blowing his entire back story. I suppose you can call him agoraphobic, he refuses to leave his apartment but it all comes down to vanity and hating the stares his looks usually attracts. (This dude needs to go back to counselor or psychologist, stat). He has everything delivered to his and works from home. Everything is ordered in his little world until he finds out that his kitchen and bathroom is going to undergo a much needed renovation. That means the handyman that does a lot of the work around his building needs to enter his home. Something that Christian can’t have, even if that handyman is the hot guy he often admires from his window.

Josh Wendell is young and idealistic in many ways. But he is the handyman that is going to renovate Christian’s apartment. There have been many rumors about the occupant of apartment 1, but nothing could prepare Josh for what happens. This is especially because his first impression is that Christian had locked himself in his bedroom all day while Josh was working (unknown to Josh at first). Josh has just the right amount of sweetness and understanding to help Christian get out of his shell. A little bit of romance doesn’t hurt either!

An Unlocked Mind by K.C. Wells & Parker Williams

Title: An Unlocked Mind

Series: Secrets 02

Author: K.C. Wells and Parker Williams

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary

Length: Novel (316 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 11, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Rob Daniels is determined to prove to himself that his brother Alex got it wrong. Alex believes he found love through BDSM; Rob is certain that’s not possible. He even makes several visits to a London club to prove his point. But when he attends the grand opening of Secrets, Rob gets a shock, one that has him fleeing, vowing never to return—until he does… and runs into the brick wall that is Dom Vic Prentiss. As first meetings go, theirs is a disaster.

The more time he spends around Rob, the more convinced Vic becomes of two things—one, something is eating away at Rob, and two, he’s looking for something. Every instinct tells Vic to help him, but trying to unlock the secrets hidden in Rob’s mind requires a key. All Vic has to do is find it. Because maybe then he’ll get to see the real Rob, the man who’s scared to let go….

ISBN-13: 978-1-64080-088-5

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Rob is Alex brother. Rob also wants what Alex has. The problem is he feels angry, betrayed and alone so he has no clue how to achieve a life that he wants. I really felt sorry for Rob. Yes wanting a life is o.k. but I felt he should have focused more on himself rather than his brothers life. Maybe then he could have found what he wanted sooner.

Vic helps Rob in every way he can. Even though Rob fights him. One of Rob’s problem is his denial about his sexuality. This causes him to be angry, frustrated and lost at times. I liked the fact that these two guys were so good together despite the setbacks at ties.

Despite Rob’s reluctance Vic helps him see there is nothing wrong with him or his wants. Well written with a lot of drama this story is a great addition to the series.

Great read.

An Unlocked Mind by Parker Williams & K.C. Wells Blog Tour, Exclusive Christmas Bonus & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps!! We have the wonderful due K.C. Wells and Parker Williams visiting today with their upcoming release An Unlocked Mind, we have an amazing bonus Christmas scene between Rob and Vic the stars of An Unlocked Mind  and there’s also a fantastic giveaway, so guys, check out the post, enter the giveaway and enjoy the Christmas snippet! <3 ~Pixie~ 

An Unlocked Mind

(Secrets 02)
by

K.C. Wells & Parker Williams

Rob Daniels is determined to prove to himself that his brother Alex got it wrong. Alex believes he found love through BDSM; Rob is certain that’s not possible. He even makes several visits to a London club to prove his point. But when he attends the grand opening of Secrets, Rob gets a shock, one that has him fleeing, vowing never to return—until he does… and runs into the brick wall that is Dom Vic Prentiss. As first meetings go, theirs is a disaster.

The more time he spends around Rob, the more convinced Vic becomes of two things—one, something is eating away at Rob, and two, he’s looking for something. Every instinct tells Vic to help him, but trying to unlock the secrets hidden in Rob’s mind requires a key. All Vic has to do is find it. Because maybe then he’ll get to see the real Rob, the man who’s scared to let go….

Release date: 11th December 2017
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Before You Break by K.C. Wells and Parker Williams

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.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-698-6

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/before-you-break-by-kc-wells-and-parker-williams-8508-b

Reviewer: Shorty

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.

Great read.

Collars and Cuffs Vol. II by K.C. Wells and Parker Williams

Title: Collars & Cuffs Vol. II

Series: Collars and Cuffs 05 – 08

Author: K.C. Wells, Parker Williams

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary

Length: Novel (1,144 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 16, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 1/2 Hearts

Blurb: The Collars & Cuffs club has room for all types of men to find healing and love. In Damian’s Discipline, Dom Damian Barnett welcomes damaged Jeff into his home after Leo and Thomas save him from the streets. Jeff may not be a submissive, but Damian may be able to offer him the structure he needs to rebuild his life. In Make Me Soar, self-proclaimed “pain slut” Dorian Forrester is chasing the ultimate high into dangerous places. When he goes missing, Alan Marchant is determined to show Dorian that there are better way to fly.

In Dom of Ages, Eli has found his perfect submissive in Jarod, but their age gap has Jarod waiting for the other shoe to drop. A visit to Collars & Cuffs gives the struggling couple hope that their relationship just might stand a chance. And in Endings and Beginnings, barman JJ Taylor didn’t expect to find himself drawn to wannabe Dom Darren Fielding, but as the members of Collars & Cuffs face an event that will make them stronger or break them, JJ finds his life going in a direction he could have never guessed.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-607-8

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/collars-cuffs-vol-2-by-kc-wells-and-parker-williams-8575-b

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: These are the only books I have read in this series except for the last book which I also reviewed separately. I liked the snarkiness of the subs in this bundle. They are all not without their own struggles but seem to overcome them with the help of the Doms who take the time and patience to learn who they are.

Damien’s Discipline has Dom Damien and Sub Jeff. Jeff has been horribly abused by a complete disgusting waste of human space who is prison where he belongs. As a result Jeff does not trust anyone for anything and I honestly did not blame him. Damien patiently works out a way to help Jeff with what he needs.

Make Me Soar has Dorian a self proclaimed pain slut looking for that certain Dom to take him to the place he so desperately seeks. Dom Alan learns Dorian goes to Berlin to achieve this goal and so goes after him with Leo. What they find is horrifying to say the least. But it all works out in the end.

I really enjoyed Dom of Ages a lot. Jarod is fifty and a sub. After having lost his master he is determined, in my opinion, to stay true to his master. Eli is thirty and looking for someone more mature than what he has been seeing in the clubs when he sees Jarod. After a few mishaps they get together. I loved this couple and the age difference. So many times the Sub is barely legal with a much older man so it was refreshing to read about the reverse.

Beginnings and Endings is the first book I read in this series so I was a little confused about the couples. But I still enjoyed the story about a Dom Darren and a Sub JJ who with training from Thomas learn to be what the other needs in a relationship.

Beginnings and Endings by K.C. Wells and Parker Williams

Title: Endings and Beginnings

Series: Collars and Cuffs 08

Author: K.C. Wells, Parker Williams

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary

Length: Novel (350 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (July 18, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: In all his relationships, Darren Fielding never found the level of intimacy he witnessed between Thomas Williams and his sub, Peter, the day of Peter’s “rebirth.” Not only that, he never realized such intimacy was possible. For two years, Thomas’s business card has been burning a hole in his wallet. When Darren’s lover moves on, maybe it’s finally time to see where that card takes him.

Collars & Cuffs’ new barman, JJ Taylor, is really conflicted right now. He went to the club with a very specific purpose, already convinced of what he’d find there. Except it’s not what he expected at all. He certainly didn’t anticipate finding himself drawn to the new wannabe Dom. Nor could he have guessed the direction that attraction would lead him.

Old love, new love, vows, pain, rage, moving in, moving on…. The members of Collars & Cuffs face an event that touches some of them deeply, but it will only reinforce what they already know: together they are stronger, and some bonds cannot be broken.

ISBN-13: 978-1-63477-408-6

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/endings-and-beginnings-by-kc-wells-and-parker-williams-7286-b

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: I do not normally read books in a series out of order but this one was in the review list so I grabbed it along with many others to shorten the list. As a result this is the only book in the series I have read so far.

I loved this story yet felt at times I was missing some vital pieces of the puzzle as many characters and couples were in this well written book. Never the less I enjoyed reading about each one. I could almost feel the characters emotions as I read.

This story will stick with you long after you have finished it. My curiosity for how the other characters began has grown and one day I will read the whole series.

Great read.

Step by Step by K.C. Wells

Title: Step by Step

Author: K.C. Wells

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (256 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 13, 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts

Blurb: Jamie’s life is one big financial mess, and it really isn’t his fault. However, the last thing he expected to find in the library was a Good Samaritan. He might have been suspicious of Guy’s motives at first, but it soon becomes apparent that his savior is a good man who has been lucky in life and is looking to pay it forward. Guy being gay is not a problem. Jamie’s not interested… or so he thinks.

Guy is happy to help Jamie, and the two men get along fine. But when Jamie’s curiosity leads him from one thing to another, Guy finds himself looking at the young man with new eyes. What started out as a hand up is now something completely different….

ISBN-13: 978-1-63533-452-4

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/step-by-step-by-kc-wells-8277-b

Reviewer: Shorty

Review: Jamie is in a bind. His parents spent the rest of his college fund on their divorce, he lost one of his jobs and the rent is due. He meets Guy at a library and they strike up a conversation where Jamie lets him know his woes. Seeing as someone helped him when he was younger he decides to pay it forward.

I liked that Guy was not a creepy guy with an ulterior motive. He seemed genuinely nice and caring. Though I was taken aback by his letting Jamie move in with him despite not knowing him. The age difference was not a problem for me in the least. These two guys seemed to mesh well together.

I also liked they had no sexual interest in one another at first as is the case with so many stories now a days. They got to know one another then slowly progressed to a relationship.

Good read.

Out of the Shadows by K.C. Wells

Title: Out of the Shadows

Series: Dreamspun Desires 40

Author: KC Wells

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (250pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (15th August 2017)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Can he step out of the shadows and into love’s light?

Eight years ago, Christian Hernandez moved to Jamaica Plain in southern Boston, took refuge in his apartment, and cut himself off from the outside world. And that’s how he’d like it to stay.

Josh Wendell has heard his coworkers gossip about the occupant of apartment #1. No one sees the mystery man, and Josh loves a mystery. So when he is hired to refurbish the apartment’s kitchen and bathrooms, Josh is eager to discover the truth behind the rumors.

When he comes face-to-face with Christian, Josh understands why Christian hides from prying eyes. As the two men bond, Josh sees past his exterior to the man within, and he likes what he sees. But can Christian find the courage to emerge from the darkness of his lonely existence for the man who has claimed his heart?

ISBN: 978-1-63533-870-6

Product Link: Dreamspinner Press | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewer: Prime

Review: I’m going to say this straight out: I loved the plot of this book. I love KC Well’s writing. The only reason I gave it a 4/5 was because I desperately wished that it had a lot more depth of emotion, particularly from Christian’s side and part of me wanted more trepidation, more dating because Christian is essentially agoraphobic and if there had been a chance to develop the emotion and plot a little more would have made the characters more believable and more relatable.

Christian Hernandez moved Jamaica Plain – an idyllic housing development south of Boston – eight years ago from Colorado. He learnt a hard lesson when he became disfigured and then decided to hide away from the world. Honestly, I can’t say much more without blowing his entire back story. I suppose you can call him agoraphobic, he refuses to leave his apartment but it all comes down to vanity and hating the stares his looks usually attracts. (This dude needs to go back to counselor or psychologist, stat). He has everything delivered to his and works from home. Everything is ordered in his little world until he finds out that his kitchen and bathroom is going to undergo a much needed renovation. That means the handyman that does a lot of the work around his building needs to enter his home. Something that Christian can’t have, even if that handyman is the hot guy he often admires from his window.

Josh Wendell is young and idealistic in many ways. But he is the handyman that is going to renovate Christian’s apartment. There have been many rumors about the occupant of apartment 1, but nothing could prepare Josh for what happens. This is especially because his first impression is that Christian had locked himself in his bedroom all day while Josh was working (unknown to Josh at first). Josh has just the right amount of sweetness and understanding to help Christian get out of his shell. A little bit of romance doesn’t hurt either!

This is a book for those that like a bit of insta-love, are all for a Phantom of the Opera type of disfigurement and a smoking hot, young handy man who seems a tad naiveté or too good to be true.

See Me by K.C. Wells ~ Audiobook

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Series:  Lightning Tales, Volume 3

Author: K.C. Wells

Genre: Contemporary

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Length: 5 hrs 11 min

Publisher: K.C. Wells (31st May 2017)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Narration: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Adrian DeSoto spent most of his time in high school being bullied and beaten up, simply because he was perceived as gay. Always slight, effeminate, he was the perfect victim for guys like Martin Cavanaugh, one of the high school jocks. When it all got too much, Adrian was faced with two options, one more devastating than the other. Eleventh grade saw a new Adrian, one who hid his fears and pain behind a mask in a bid to survive.

Eleven years later, and Adrienne is one of the top drag acts in Orlando. She’s fierce, funny, and exuberant. A face from the past gives her a shock, and after that there’s only one thing on her mind – revenge.

Marty Cavanaugh has a particular kink. He loves it when a drag queen goes down on him. But that’s as far as it goes. He won’t admit to himself what’s under that tight fitting dress. And then he meets Adrienne and his whole world goes into a tailspin…

Warning – Contains men in drag, honey! You have been warned.

Product Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/See-Me-Audiobook/B071ZJG6GV

Reviewer: Gigi

Review: Following Adrian and Ric from high school to adulthood, seeing how their paths intersected when a small kindness made a huge difference in their lives. I enjoyed this aspect of the story very much. This ties nicely in with the two previous books in the series.

Once Marty is introduced we get a picture of not just a closeted man, but someone in denial with a true fear of accepting who he is. When Marty and Adrian realize who they are to each other it gets wild, emotional, and challenging for both parties. Adrian finds out just how easy it is to take the low road when you’re hurt by someone, how easy it is to hurt back and how badly it made him feel. 

It was fun and fascinating to read the story through “Adrienne’s” view as she puts on her makeup takes the stage, and how her persona changes as she transitions back to Adrian. 

Joel Leslie did a fabulous job of narration. His different voices for each character, even those for Adrian/Adrienne were unique and smooth. 

When Ric and Marty to finally reconcile and come together its hot and it’s passionate. Great read, heart-warming, funny at times, heart-breaking at others. Great series!

See Me by K.C. Wells Audio Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!

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Hiya peeps! We have K.C. Wells popping in today with the tour for her audio release See Me, we have a fantastic $10 Amazon GC giveaway and Gigi’s review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

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See Me

(Lightning Tales 03)
(Narrator: Joel Leslie)
by

K.C. Wells

Adrian DeSoto spent most of his time in high school being bullied and beaten up, simply because he was perceived as gay. Always slight, effeminate, he was the perfect victim for guys like Martin Cavanaugh, one of the high school jocks. When it all got too much, Adrian was faced with two options, one more devastating than the other. Eleventh grade saw a new Adrian, one who hid his fears and pain behind a mask in a bid to survive.

Eleven years later, and Adrienne is one of the top drag acts in Orlando. She’s fierce, funny, and exuberant. A face from the past gives her a shock, and after that there’s only one thing on her mind – revenge.

Marty Cavanaugh has a particular kink. He loves it when a drag queen goes down on him. But that’s as far as it goes. He won’t admit to himself what’s under that tight fitting dress. And then he meets Adrienne and his whole world goes into a tailspin…

Warning – Contains men in drag, honey! You have been warned.

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Endings and Beginnings by K.C. Wells & Parker Williams ~ Audiobook

K.C. Wells & Parker Williams - Endings and Beginnings Cover AudioTitle: Endings & Beginnings

Series: Collars & Cuffs Book 8

Author: K.C. Wells  & Parker Williams

Genre: Contemporary, BDSM

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Length: 12 hrs 34 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (20th October 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Narration: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: In all his relationships, Darren Fielding never found the level of intimacy he witnessed between Thomas Williams and his sub, Peter, the day of Peter’s “rebirth”. Not only that, he never realized such intimacy was possible. For two years, Thomas’s business card has been burning a hole in his wallet. When Darren’s lover moves on, maybe it’s finally time to see where that card takes him.

Collars & Cuffs’ new barman, JJ Taylor, is really conflicted right now. He went to the club with a very specific purpose, already convinced of what he’d find there. Except it’s not what he expected at all. He certainly didn’t anticipate finding himself drawn to the new wannabe dom. Nor could he have guessed the direction that attraction would lead him.

Old love, new love, vows, pain, rage, moving in, moving on….The members of Collars & Cuffs face an event that touches some of them deeply, but it will only reinforce what they already know: together they are stronger, and some bonds cannot be broken.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK

Reviewer: Gigi

Review: Once I had developed a taste for the Collars & Cuffs series I couldn’t wait for the next, and Endings and Beginnings delivers. What I truly enjoyed besides all the hot kink, was revisiting all of our favorite couples. Of course we get to see a new relationship develop first, that of JJ and Daren, both new to the scene, both carrying a lot of baggage that seems at first insurmountable. But with all the help of the Collars and Cuffs family, even during a crisis that haunts them all from the past, a happy relationship will spout.  

My favorite thing about Endings & Beginnings, is that we get just that… to revisit each relationship, remember the couple’s struggles, strengths and passions, and join them in their heart-warming growth and promise for the future. A lot of HEA’s here! I especially love Pietro’s adventure…what a funny, heart melting surprise!! 

Joel Leslie’s strengths at offering each character a defines voice comes to light here, because there are so many sets of characters to follow, he does it very well, though I still get crunchy about his voice for Jarod, he’s only in his 50’s not geriatric damn it! But take that with a grain of salt, the rest of this is fun, kinky, love fest material. I recommend this entire series to anyone who loves kink with their romance!

Dom of Ages by K.C. Wells & Parker Williams ~ Audiobook

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Series: Collars & Cuffs 07

Author: K.C. Wells and Parker Williams

Genre: BDSM, Contemporary  

Narrator: Joel Leslie

Length: 10 hrs. 9 mins

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (16th January 2017)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Narration: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: Eli may only be 30, but he has had enough of pretend submissives. When he spies Jarod in a BDSM club, everything about the man screams submission. So what if Jarod is probably 20 years older than Eli. What does age matter, anyway? All he can see is what he’s always wanted – a sub who wants to serve.

Jarod spent 24 years with his Master before fate took him. Four years on, Jarod is still lost, so when a young Dom takes charge, Jarod rolls with it and finds himself serving again. But he keeps waiting for the other shoe to drop. Because there’s going to come a point when Eli realizes he’s a laughingstock in the club. Who would want to be seen with a 50-year-old sub?

After several missteps, Eli realizes that in order to find happiness, they will need friends who will understand. At a friend’s insistence, he visits Collars & Cuffs, where they are met with open arms. As they settle in to their new life, Eli begins to see things differently and he dares to think he can have it all. Until a phone call threatens to take it all away.

Product Link: Audible US | Audible UK    

Reviewer: Gigi

Review: This was an excellently written BDSM story with an interesting twist. Instead of all the trite hot young twink subs, we’re provided a fine mature man of 50 filling the submissive role. The introduction is a tear jerker for sure. But as we read on and get to know both partners, a true romance, not just a kinkfest, develops. Not to say there isn’t plenty of kink. We get a bit of restraint, a little pain, precision tools, and some deprivation, but it’s all well written, and flows with mutual chemistry. The support characters are a joy to read and had me smiling the whole time I listened, and that’s saying something because I was raking leaves. I’m sure my family had to wonder what the hell was going on.

Only one little thing stuck in my craw, the narrators voice for Jarod made him sound like he’s an 80 year old geezer more often than not. My hubby is 54, and I can tell you he’s no geezer, and his voice is not strained. That is the only reason I rated the narration like that. Joel does well with the narration everywhere else. Once I got beyond that I could appreciate how each character had their own distinctive voice. My favorite character in this story was actually Maggy, Jarod’s mother. Not only did the narrator make her sound just like the Dowager Countess of Downton Abbey, she’s just as wild and kinky as her son! Made me laugh out loud. 

If you like some bondage with your boyfriends and you’re in agreement with me that with age comes refinement and richness, then you’ll love this story. I did not read the previous books, and though they are all tied together, this read fine as a standalone. Dom of Ages was a pleasure to listen to, Wells and Williams make a great team, and I know I look forward to giving the rest of the series a try!