Title: An Unlocked Heart
Series: Collars and Cuffs, 1
Author: K.C. Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, BDSM, Contemporary
Word Count: 91,656
Publisher's BlurbAn Unlocked Heart (Collars & Cuffs) by K.C. Wells - Romance>BDSM
Collars & Cuffs: Book One
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.
An Unlocked Heart by author K.C. Wells is a perfect blend of kink and romance. I adored the level of love in this book. It just pours off the pages. Leo is a dom. He spots the perfect sub for him in his waiter at a restaurant. But he doesn't want to scare the skittish man by introducing him to the bdsm scene to early. Alex is young, just becoming his own person. He has a family that is anything but supportive and kind. But Alex has retained his kind, sweet, and loving heart despite that. I really loved that about Alex. He is a good person down to his core. Leo is perfect for Alex. The perfect blend of lover and dom. That is if Alex does not run from the lifestyle before Leo can catch him.
What Ms. Wells does really well in this book, is make it really romantic. There is kink in this book but it is not extreme and it is not over done. I think even a squeamish reader would love this one. It is more based on the love Leo has and his need to have a permanent lover in his life.
This is the book you pick up when you want a true romantic read. This is one of my favorites because I love to fall in love. This is the first book in the Collars & Cuffs series and I cannot wait for more!
Shining Star Award and Five shooting Stars