Happy monday, my dearest readers.
Today’s I have the release blitz post including a review prepared for you. It’s for the latest book in the new spin-off series to the Collars & Cuffs series, called Secret. Book 2, An Unlocked Mind is full of tender moments & two intriguing main characters. 🙂
The book is totally able to read as a standalone, but of course, it’s connected through the reappearing characters.
See this post for teaser pictures & the buy links. 🙂 And of course don’t miss the cool giveaway at the end of the post. 🙂
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
I admit I have a really soft spot for characters like Rob. Attentive and experienced readers of the Collars & Cuffs series by K.C. Wells and Parker Williams will notice that the main character Rob is the brother of Alex, hero of the first book in the series, An Unlocked Heart (note: you see the small connection in the title, right? ;)).
Rob is really vulnerable, something I like and the most part of the book he is searching for his true self. The moment he met Vic, it’s the start of this. I really loved how K.C. Wells and Parker Williams created a really thoughtful & pretty intriguing story out of this, and with casting the spotlight of a former uncomfortable & pretty bratty character you didn’t really liked in the first book of the first series, there was a new insight of this character.
Rob isn’t the tough guy he tries to be, he isn’t malicous, although he did things he deeply regret. His unappealing attitude, his whole behaviour is changing, and Vic is helping him to find his inner peace. It sounds maybe a bit cheesy but it’s pretty obvious that Vic is an anchor for Rob and he settles him.
Their feelings are slowly growing and it’s clear that Vic is taking good care of Rob. He sees pretty early what problems Rob has, sees the broken guy behind the tough facade.
If you expect heavy BDSM you don’t get it here, in fact you get a deep story with a lot of character development. I really liked this, but maybe some might think it’s boring. 🙂
Of course there are the sparks between the guys, and Rob is admitting he is attracted to Vic. The agreement is mutual and no time in the book is Vic Rob forcing to do something.
Between the search for Rob of his own self, of being reliable and a responsible member of the society and doing his part, Vic is also vulnerable under his burly stature; he is also searching for something, something his friends have, a long time partner, someone he can share daily routines with, and who doesn’t only warm his bed and scratches the itch.
Seeing Vic realising he get something like that in Rob, too, is a really sweet and tender moment and it makes my heart sing with joy when they become more than friends. ❤
The book is pretty thick with over 300 pages, but it feels necessary to have all these pages, it gives also insight of other characters and due to the connection to An Unlocked Heart it seems appropriate.
All in all a book full of self-loathing and the new start in loving yourself, about generosity and understanding. Vic and Rob are fitting so well together, and they challenge each other. They may different but it’s what ignites the sparks between them. 🙂 For this I give 5 out of 5 stars. 🙂
Title: An Unlocked Mind
Series: Secrets # 2
Author: K.C. Wells, Parker Williams
Genre: M/M Romance, Light BDSM
Release Date: December 11, 2017
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Design: Reese Dante
Length: 330 pages
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Rob Daniels is determined to prove to himself that his brother Alex got it wrong. Alex believes he found love through BDSM; Rob is certain that’s not possible. He even makes several visits to a London club to prove his point. But when he attends the grand opening of Secrets, Rob gets a shock, one that has him fleeing, vowing never to return—until he does… and runs into the brick wall that is Dom Vic Prentiss. As first meetings go, theirs is a disaster.
The more time he spends around Rob, the more convinced Vic becomes of two things—one, something is eating away at Rob, and two, he’s looking for something. Every instinct tells Vic to help him, but trying to unlock the secrets hidden in Rob’s mind requires a key. All Vic has to do is find it. Because maybe then he’ll get to see the real Rob, the man who’s scared to let go….
Have a look at the teaser graphics. :3
Author bio – K.C. Wells & Parker Williams
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, when 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.
And as for those men in love that she writes about? The list of stories just waiting to be written is getting longer… and longer….
K.C. loves to hear from readers.
Parker Williams believes that true love exists, but it always comes with a price. No happily ever after can ever be had without work, sweat, and tears that come with melding lives together.
There is a giveaway for a paperback copy of An Unlocked Mind.
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Please note: the giveaway is not sponsored, administered or endorsed by Mikku-chan / A World full of Words.
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