5 Stars for Damian’s Discipline (Collars & Cuffs #5) by K.C. Wells & Parker Williams – #MM #Romance @ParkerWAuthor @IslandTalesPres

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Title: Damian’s Discipline (Collars & Cuffs #5)
Author Name: K.C. Wells & Parker Williams
Publication Date & Length: October 24, 2014 – 240 pgs

Synopsis

The man who pimped Jeff may be in prison, but Jeff is still living the nightmare, selling himself to men and relying on pills to manage. Then he meets Scott, a young American man who could easily have been where Jeff is now. Scott’s friends extend a helping hand to Jeff, and he grabs it.

Leo and Thomas bring Jeff to stay with Dom Damian Barnett until they can find him someplace more long-term. Still grieving from losing his sub to cancer two years before, Damian agrees to help. But when he glimpses the extent of the damage, Damian wants to do more than offer his guestroom. Jeff is not a submissive, but Damian can see he desperately needs structure in his life. It’s up to Damian to find an answer.

He never expects that what he discovers will change both their lives.

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Review

I feel a little bit like I came in during the middle of the story, as I believe this is one in a series, but despite that, Williams was able to develop each character well enough that I felt they each played a crucial role in the story.
Despite not knowing too much about Curtis, I want to hurt this character with a passion! I like how the whole community knows about this despicable person and they rally around those he abused. I also really dislike Eric and even though he plays an important role, I still really hate him.
Jeff is a boy when he comes to Damian when he’s found on the streets. Jeff has a troubled, traumatic past and when Damian offers to help him, it takes Jeff a few tries to understand that Damian is not the same type of person that Jeff was used to dealing with. Damian has also suffered, and with that came a period of sadness – somehow feeling a little lost. Damian is immediately drawn to try to protect Jeff and even though he only knows a little of Jeff’s past, Damian’s willingness to help is both emotional and commendable. I also loved that Jeff was able to feel comfortable enough with his therapist and with Damian to trust them to not judge him despite his past. Even though there was self doubt on Jeff’s part, Damian was always there to reassure Jeff – to affirm that Damian was there for him.
Damian and Jeff were perfect! Williams did a great job at developing their trust – their bond. I liked that this was not the traditional BDSM story. It was one more about the development of the relationship between Jeff and Damian. Due to the traumas in Jeff’s past, a traditional BDSM relationship would have been even more traumatic. Therefore, Damian develops a similar relationship that allows Jeff to truly learn to trust, love and heal.
I liked that their physical relationship was not over the top. It was full of love and compassion, a tenderness that is sometimes lost in stories.  Williams was able to convey the emotion behind their relationship for me really well. I felt their trust, love and knew that they completed each other in a way that neither thought was possible.
The side characters in this story were lovable. Even though I wish I knew more of their relationships, I assume that they each have or will have their own stories. I liked how there was this whole community of men willing to help those who needed them. The support system for both Damian and Jeff helped both of them come to the realization that they could heal each other.
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Excerpt

Damian

I LOVED it when it was evening and all was quiet and peaceful. No traffic noise intruded into the house, and in the lounge, the only sound was the slow ticking of the clock on the mantelpiece. Give me a mechanical clock any day. Not that I had anything against more modern timepieces, but there was something soothing about the sound. The clock had been my grandmother’s, and I took loving care of it, making sure it was oiled and wound. Right then my evening was perfect: the tick of the clock, a glass of Cabernet on the table next to me, and a worn, hardcover Sherlock Holmes novel in my hands. I’d lost count of how many times I’d read The Hound of the Baskervilles, but re-reading a favorite book was a warm, comforting experience. The wine created a warm glow inside me. I took another sip.

And then my phone rang.

The temptation to ignore its clamoring call was huge. I was happy, comfortable, and anyone ringing me at home during the evening had to want something. All my friends knew my routines, especially since Oliver…. I closed my eyes. I could almost hear that edge of amusement in his voice. “You going to answer that, Sir?” And yes, I could see the gleam in his eye as he awaited my reaction, tense in nervous anticipation. Brat loved pushing my buttons. With a sigh, I picked up the call.

“Damian? It’s Leo. We need your help.”

I placed the wine on the table. “What can I do for you?” My interest was piqued immediately. It had been quite a while since the co-owner of my BDSM club had called me at home.

“Sorry to disturb you, but you were the first person I could think of. We have a boy. He’s nineteen, and he needs help.”

AuthorBio

K.C. Wells:

Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C.Wells always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way.

K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, where the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings – writing about men in love was even hotter…

K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career.

The laptop still has no idea of what hit it… it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.

Parker Williams:

Parker Williams began to write as a teen, but never showed his work to anyone. As he grew older, he drifted away from writing, but his love of the written word moved him to reading. A chance encounter with an author changed the course of his life as she encouraged him to never give up on a dream. With the help of some amazing friends, he rediscovered the joy of writing, thanks to a community of writers who have become his family.

Parker firmly believes in love, but is also of the opinion that anything worth having requires work and sacrifice (plus a little hurt and angst, too). The course of love is never a smooth one, and Happily Ever After always has a price tag.

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K.C. Wells:

K.C. can be reached via email (k.c.wells@btinternet.com), on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/KCWellsWorld), on Twitter (@IslandTalesPres or through comments at the K.C.Wells website (www.kcwellsworld.com ) K.C. loves to hear from readers.

Parker Williams:

Website: http://www.parkerwilliamsauthor.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParkerWAuthor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parker.williams.75641
E-mail: parker@parkerwilliamsauthor.com

 

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