Sam reviews ‘Someone to Keep Me’ (Collars and Cuffs #3) by KC Wells and Parker Williams. This book was published by Dreamspinner on January 9th, 2014 and is 246 pages long.
This book was provided free of charge by the author for an honest review.
Eighteen-year-old Scott Keating knows a whole world exists beyond his parents’ strict control, but until he gains access to the World Wide Web, he really has no idea what’s out there. In a chat room, Scott meets “JeffUK.” Jeff loves and understands him, and when he offers to bring Scott to the UK, Scott seizes his chance to escape his humdrum life and see the world. But when his plane touches down and Jeff isn’t there, panic sets in.
Collars & Cuffs favorite barman and Dom-in-training, Ben Winters, drops his sister off at the airport and finds a lost, anxious Scott. Hearing Scott’s story sets off alarm bells, along with his protective instincts. Taking pity on the naïve boy, Ben offers him a place to crash and invites him to Collars & Cuffs, hoping his bosses will know how to help. Scott dreams of belonging to someone, heart and soul. Ben longs for a sub of his own. And neither man sees what’s right under his nose.
Scott is young, innocent and very sweet. His parents make him feel worthless and a burden. Scott is excited when he realizes that the Nook he uses for his home-schooling is able to connect to the Internet. He ends up in a chat room where he meets JeffUK. Jeff has shown Scott the affection he has always craved. Jeff promises to take care of him, but he would need to leave the US and move to Manchester to live with him. Scott has fallen in love with Jeff and can’t wait to move. Only when Scott arrives at the airport in Manchester, Jeff is nowhere around. Scott starts panicking. He has little money, no clothes and no way to reach Jeff.
Meanwhile, Ben has just dropped his sister off at the Manchester airport and is about to leave, when he spots a young man that looks scared and in trouble. Ben decides to approach the young man to see if he can help. Scott is cautious at first but quickly realizes he has no other options but to let Ben know what happened. Ben can sense that the situation is worse than Scott believes. After getting advice from a friend who is also his boss, Ben takes Scott in for the night to ensure his safety. The next morning they meet with Leo and Thomas, the owners of Collars and Cuffs, to discuss what to do next. Collars and Cuffs is a BDSM club that Ben works at and is also where he has been training to become a Dom. Among them all, they decide the best option is for Scott to live with Ben until they can find another place that is permanent.
Ben and Scott get along great. Ben works and Scott takes care of the house and meals. While spending time with his new friends, Alex and Peter, Scott learns about BDSM. The more information Scott hears the more he is aware that a D/s relationship is what he needs. Scott feels he is a submissive. He craves what Alex and Peter have with their Doms.
Could Ben’s perfect match be right in front of his face and him not see it? If so will he realize it before someone else claims Scott as theirs?
Someone to Keep Me is written by KC Wells and Parker Williamson. They do a great job portraying the story. The plot is original. It keeps your attention the entire time. I was able to connect with the characters easily. The scenes are vividly described and the characters are well-developed.
This story was different from the first two books. Ben was just learning to become a Dom and it showed in many aspects. I didn’t like him much at first. I understand he has some issues he needed to overcome, but the way he is with Scott off and on was maddening. Scott is as sweet as could be and he forgave easily. I was glad to see how Ben and Scott each grew throughout the story and eventually find happiness and love together. I liked that the characters I have adored from previous books, all have a part in this one as well. I can’t wait to see which direction the author takes the next book in the Collars and Cuff series.
9/10 pots of gold
About KC 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, 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.
About Parker Williams:
Parker Williams believes that everyone deserves a chance at happily ever after. He also knows that it seldom comes without a price tag.
He writes men who are flawed, but redeemable by love – usually.
He writes m/m romance in several sub-genres, but one thing remains consistent: Love is power, no matter who you’re in love with.