Kyle’s a natural sub who builds dungeon furniture, yet has no interest in BDSM. It takes a hunky Dom to show him just what he’s been missing.
After Kyle’s partner of five years leaves him for another man on the night of their housewarming party, the shy, early-thirties carpenter needs to do a major reassessment of his life in addition to raising some serious cash. With no one to help him pay the lease on his Los Angeles condo, he worries how he’ll survive. His best friend sets up a meeting with one of the Doms and partners at Kiss of Leather, a gay BDSM club being built as a premier destination for those who want the best of the best.
Master Gavin not only wants the best—he demands it. When he meets Kyle, he assumes that part of the builder’s reticence to share anything personal with him must be due to his experiences with an abusive former Master. Not one to back down from a challenge, Gavin determines to break through the walls surrounding the beautiful man he can’t get out of his mind. He’s hopeful that once he convinces Kyle to sign an initial contract, Kyle might be the first sub to open up his heart.
Misunderstandings and accusations almost destroy everything between them before they have a real chance to begin. However, the true obstacle becomes not only whether Kyle will embrace BDSM as a lifestyle, but also whether he can handle a full-time D/s relationship with a big, bad, scary Dom who’s as sexy as hell.
This was an amazing first book to what is guaranteed to be yet another amazing series by a wonderfully talented author.
Kyle was dumped by a world class jerk of a boyfriend of five years a couple of months previous. With the negative treatment from that BF and life in general he’s self-esteem is in the toilet, always has been. Accompany that with his nature shyness and his nature willingness and eagerness to please, you can see why any Dom would want to grab him and never let go. Even I wanted to wrap him in a blanket and hold him, while he started to overcome some of his issues.
Gavin is the perfect Dom for Kyle, so patient and understanding. So loving and caring. So tender, yet strong and possessive. And even though he’s been a Dom for twenty years he knows that this is it, he’s finally found the one.
These two together is just brilliant, you can feel the connection right from the beginning and it just keeps getting stronger. The secondary charaters add a nice balance and introduction to the rest of the series. But what I think I loved the most was the details we were given, Gavin, knowing Kyle had never been involved in the BDSM world, was patient in explaining all aspects therefore we got those too. I’ve read a lot of D/s, BDSM books and I have to say this was not the first time I’ve heard of a cock cage but now I actually know what it looks like and does. I can’t wait for the rest of this series.