Sam reviews ‘Trusting Thomas (Collars and Cuffs #2)’ by KC Wells. This book was published by Dreamspinner on October 6th, 2013 and is 282 pages long.
This book was provided free of charge by the author for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I loved the first book in The Collars and Cuffs series and I had to read this one as well.
Christmas is a time for goodwill to all, but Collars and Cuffs co-owner Thomas Williams receives an unexpected gift that chills him to the bone. A Dom from another Manchester club asks Thomas for his help rescuing an abused submissive, Peter Nicholson. Thomas takes in the young man as a favor to a friend, offering space and time to heal, but he makes it clear he’s never had a sub and doesn’t want one.
Peter finds Thomas’s home calm and peaceful, but his past has left him unwilling to trust another Dom. When Thomas doesn’t behave as Peter expects, Peter’s nightmares begin to fade, and he decides he’d like to learn more about D/s life. A well-known trainer of submissives, Thomas begins to teach Peter, but as the new submissive opens up to him, Thomas finds he cares more for Peter than he should. Just as he decides it’s time to find a permanent Dom for Peter, they discover Peter’s tormentor is still very much a threat. With their lives in danger, Thomas can’t deny his feelings for Peter any longer. The question now becomes, can Peter make it out of the lions’ den alive, so that Thomas can tell his boy that he loves him?
They may be off on a new journey together, but their destination will rock them both to the core.
Thomas is one of the co owners of the BDSM club, Collars and Cuffs. He has been a Dom for many years but has never had a submissive of his own. He primarily runs the club while training both Doms and subs. On New Year’s Eve, he receives a phone call from a good friend who is also a Dom. His friend believes that there is a young submissive who is being abused and needs help. For the sub’s safety, he needs to be removed from the situation and hidden until he has time to heal. Thomas is reluctant at first but agrees to take the younger submissive if needed.
Peter has been owned by Master Curtis for the last 4 years. This is the first time he has ever been in any type of relationship. Therefore, he believes that the way Curtis treats him is the norm for all D/s relationships. He hates Master Curtis and all he does to him. Peter is scared to death and broken. He fears for the worst if he ever tries to leave.
When Peter is rescued from his master’s home, he is both afraid and relieved. Soon Peter learns that Thomas is not like his former master, that he is safe. It is incredible to watch the process Peter goes through to be able to trust Thomas completely and slowly become the amazing man he is.
From the beginning Thomas is aware that helping Peter heal and training him will be temporary. He will care for the boy until he is ready for a suitable Dom of his own. Against his better judgement and as much as Thomas tries to fight against it, he becomes emotionally attached to his sub. Before Thomas is able to come to terms with this development and figure out what to do, the threat against Peter comes back full force.
Will Thomas get the chance to tell Peter how he truly feels about him? If so will the difference in age be an issue for Peter?
I absolutely love Trusting Thomas. The BDSM genre is a favorite of mine and KC Wells does a spectacular job writing it. For me one of the best things as a reader is to be able to connect and feel the emotions that the characters are going through. The author is able to achieve this flawlessly. I adored both of these characters. Thomas was strong and sweet and just what Peter needed. Peter was shy and just wanted to be loved. The entire book was great but watching Peter and Thomas, as they slowly opened up their hearts and finally find the happiness they both deserve was truly beautiful and the best part by far.
The Collars and Cuffs series by KC Wells is fantastic and I highly recommend reading it. While Trusting Thomas could be read as a standalone if wanted, it will give spoilers of book one. Therefore I recommend reading the series in order.
10/10 pots of gold
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.