But it still leaves him too much time to think. Then he finds the BDSM club, Collars & Cuffs, where at twenty-nine, he is their youngest Dom. Young doesn’t mean inexperienced, however. All this activity keeps him focused with no time to dwell on the past. But the past has a way of intruding on the present.It’s been four long years since Gareth Michaels last set foot inside Collars & Cuffs. But when he finally summons his courage and steps back into his former world, he finds the man who drove him away is still a member, and what’s more, he wants Gareth back. Two men in pain need the freedom they find in each other, but it takes another man’s horrific plans to make them see it.
This is a series book but can be listen to as a standalone. I’ve not read or listen to any of the others and had no problems following along.
I’ve heard so many good things about this series, when I saw the audio book come up on rotation I jumped at the chance. But unfortunately, like most things when you expect too much they often disappoints you. And I’m sorry to say this one did. On both side’s the book and the narration. I just can’t get my head around this twenty nine year old Dom, stripping for one and honestly being a Dom, he never seemed to have that “Alpha” quality, never felt a presence when we were talking about him. And even throughout the story we had several points where I thought as a Dom he should have taken control, not just in the club, but nothing. Always second guessing him, with that inner voice we hear throughout the story. I also never really got a total connection between Gareth and him. I’m not sure if it’s because we waited until almost the end of the book or maybe because I did this in audio instead of reading myself but overall I liked a couple of the secondary connections better.
I did find it interesting how this BDSM club was portrayed more for the life style and less with actually finding love. Having read lots of MM BDSM books, this was the first where it was thought unusual to live, partner, love your sub. Instead you just contract and play.
I’ve heard this narrator several times before and enjoy his voice, but he was not right for this English based book. I actually cringed when he did one of the characters voices and was relieved to find he had a very minor role so we didn’t have to hear that often. I’m not sure why we didn’t pick an English narrator for an English based book? He did fine when just reading but doing the accents.