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.
What a unique and wonderful way to write a series. Even if you haven’t read any of the prior books in the Collars and Cuffs series, you will be informed enough to enjoy and follow along with Endings and Beginnings. Prior characters who had been featured in a book was introduced to the reader again and was given a chance to see how they started and now where they are in life.
Endings and Beginnings featured Darren and JJ, both with a story that will tear at your heart and make you want them to find love. JJ started at the club as a bar tender to find the answers about his father that have haunted him his whole life. With a book of lies and not a factual truth, he made friends with the men at the club, hiding who he really was the whole time. When the devastating news came, he had to hide the effect it had on him because the sins of the father really could determine the future of the son.
Darren had tried to find love in his last relationship, willing to go along with vanilla sex until Thomas and Peter walked into his salon and showed him what true intimacy and love looked like. After that Darren’s need for that connection set him on the path that landed him at the bar tended by JJ drinking juice and hoping that he had finally found a place to live out his passion.
The authors did a beautiful job at making each scene in this book come to life. The way in which this book started made me sit back and become part of their lives. The pain, love, joy and moments where the brat factor took place all had me falling in love with the characters and wanting to go back and start this series from book one again. Character and scene development in this book was epic, making me feel a host of emotions as I read about their relationships and journey.
If you love a sensual M/M series, look no farther than Collars and Cuffs. It is written with care and concern, substance and grace and really reminds the reader pure love and devotion comes in non-traditional ways but still has the power to save lives. Endings and Beginnings will remind you what love and patience is about and leave your heart full. I highly recommend this book and series.