Blurb: 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?
K. C. Wells has crossed over from penning the latest edition in an erotic popcorn serial to a literary erotic classic with the second installment of Collars and Cuffs: Trusting Thomas. This is a training story. While you are enjoying reading about Thomas and Peter and Alex and Leo… you are going to learn more than a little about the D/s lifestyle and how things should and should not be with and between a Dominant and a submissive.
Trusting Thomas is about truths and misconceptions. Predators versus Dominants. The issue of love in a D/s relationship. Or the issues of age in love… or being in love at any age. But most importantly, Wells has given us a tale about healing through trust, friendship, and patience.
Peter has a hard time reconciling what he had read as rules and what he had lived as rule of thumb for the last four years. How can he tell Thomas that after finally finding where he fit in… like a scene from Nature Channel – his 1st night out in the hot new leather-bound world… the Big Bad Wolf got to him first.
And the rules were saying that BOTH parties involved had responsibilities. What happens when BDSM became abusive? The thought had never crossed Peter’s mind. The Big Bad Wolf was his master.
I have two issues (that I am beginning to believe are common among MM erotica writers in general) that keep Trusting Thomas from attaining the big 5 star status of PERFECTION. 1. The disuse of condoms – because the word virgin is used (which has so far seems to mean technically not physically by only one of the partners). 2. The deep pockets of every Dominant. Time was you could tell all the real manly men by their names – Dick Dickly and the real women by theirs – Pussy Galore. Nowadays any real erotica Dominant worth their stare has a House, a car and/or a car service and a hefty BANK ACCOUNT! At least enough to support themselves and the care and feeding of one or more submissives.
Trusting Thomas should be included in all D/s libraries next to Screw The Roses Send MeThe Thorns, The MarketPlace Series, SM 101 and a few others! But also and more importantly, this is a covert training guide.
I absolutely loved Trusting Thomas, the second installment in K.C. Wells’ Collars and Cuffs series. By the end of the first chapter, I was ready, properly primed to follow the secondary reading instructions provided by the writer. Hey, while you are reading Trusting Thomas, what are you suppose to be doing? That’s right. Read on. And I did! Twice!!! (I’m such a good Domme. LOL) 1st rule for a Dom/me: Control. 2nd rule: Do not break your toys.