Title: An Unlocked Heart
Series: Collars and Cuffs 01
Author: K.C. Wells
Genre: Contemporary, BDSM, Kink
Length: Novel Plus (314 pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (12th July 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Since the death of his submissive lover two years ago, Leo hasn’t been living—merely existing. He focuses on making Collars & Cuffs, a BDSM club in Manchester’s gay village, successful. That changes the night he and his business partner have their weekly meeting at Severinos. Leo can’t keep his eyes off the new server. The shy man seems determined to avoid Leo’s gaze, but that’s like a red rag to a bull. Leo loves a challenge.
Alex Daniels works at Severinos to scrape together the money to move out on his own. He struggles with coming out, but he’s drawn to Leo, the gorgeous guy with the icy-blue eyes who’s been eating in his area nearly every night.
Leo won’t let Alex’s hesitance get in the way. He even keeps him away from the club so as not to scare him. And as for telling Alex that Leo is a Dom? Not a good idea. One date becomes two, but date two leads to Leo’s bedroom… and Alex discovers things about himself he never realized—and never wanted anyone to see.
Review: A love story, with D/s.
I enjoyed this one. D/s yes, but one that focuses on the pleasure of submitting, and the freedom it gives. I loved the characters. Leo and Alex make a great combination of experience and naivety. I liked their gradual evolution to both D/s, and loving couple.
However, Alex did make me groan when he didn’t lock his room door, and fell victim to his nasty younger brother a second time. Also that an experienced Dom like Leo needed to be told to make his declaration – but hey, that’s love.
If you like BDSM, kink, a hot couple, sizzling sex, and a HEA this is for you.