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.
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Cat gives this one 5 Meows with a 4 Purr heat index...
This is a book 8 of a series. It is noted best read in order as the characters are repeated throughout the series. I do agree, however, I am a backward kinda gal and read this one without having read all the series (I have read the first two)I followed along just fine. I will say I dnt know some of the things that were talked about and didnt know the characters mentioned full stories, but the authors did a great job of giving enough information that it was easy to pick up on.
Endings and beginnings ties up the stories of a few of the couples and is predominately JJ and Darren. JJ does tie in with older stories though i don't think he was actually in them.
JJ came to Collars and Cuffs to seek revenge and clear his father's name, thinking all the bad things from the trial had to be Peter's fault and the BDSM lifestyle. Once he saw the activities of the club he found it nothing like the porn sites or what he thought. He found the couples very intriguing and himself wanting to be cherished and treated like some of these men.
Darren had witnessed some of the men from Collars and Cuffs at his shop and was intrigued. He wanted a relationship like Peter and Thomas. The way they looked at each other. He had recently had a breakup and knew he wanted more than a vanilla lifestyle. When he went t Collars and Cuffs to look around he found himself immediately intrigued by JJ.
There is a lot going on in this story as it does wrap up a couple of the other couples and has a lot on JJ and Darren. even with so many views, and storylines the story flowed smoothly, had lots of backstory to keep new readers interested and old readers refreshed. I really liked how the authors showed that BDSM is more than porn and there are so many different forms of it. Each couple has their own D's relationship in this story or form of it and it works for them. There is a touch of suspense and lots of the tie-ups of the relationships had me going awe!!! I do hope the ending is a hint of a new series. I can't wait for more!