Title ~ Someone to Keep me (Collars & Cuffs #3)
Authors ~ K.C. Wells & Parker Williams
Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press
Release Date ~ 10th January 2014
Genre ~ M/M Romance, BDSM
Rating ~ 4 Stars
A Collars and Cuffs Novel
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.
Imagine you're an eighteen year old young man, with little or no experience of the world because your parents are controlling and unfeeling and then imagine getting your hands on a computer that opens up your closed in world to new possibilities, including a chance at love. That's what happens to Scott Keating, totally innocent, home schooled and kept under the thumb by his extremely unlikeable mother and father, until they give him a Nook reader which he discovers has internet connection. He 'meets' Jeff and over months of conversations, falls in love with him, and Jeff supposedly returns these feelings. Starved for affection you can fully understand how Scott gets pulled into this long distance relationship and when he receives tickets from Jeff asking him to come to Manchester to live with him, as much as the alarm bells are going off in your head about doing something so random as that without really looking into it, you can fully understand why he wants to leave, especially when his father dismisses his declaration of being gay, shoves some condoms in his hands and tells him he's taking a girl to a party and he's booked a hotel room for them afterwards. In other words, you're not gay and you'll sleep with a girl to prove you're not!! OMG! What an arse!
It's the last straw and on the way to the party dressed only in his party suit, but with the tickets and his passport in his pocket, Scott makes the decision to defy his crappy parents and tells the limo driver to take him straight to the airport where he jumps on the plane and hours later is sat in Manchester airport with nothing but the clothes on his back and no Jeff in sight! Enter lovely, kind Ben Winters who luckily, after driving his sister to the airport, comes across sweet Scott and after listening to his story takes him under his wing and ultimately into the world of 'Collars & Cuffs' and all the fabulous men who, if you've been following the series, we've come to know and love.
Each story has been about Dom and sub finding their perfect match but the difference here is that even though Ben is a Dom, he only works as bartender at the club. He's not rich, he's paying and caring for his mum who's ill and his living accommodation is pretty basic. All these perceived problems make Ben reluctant at first to let Scott stay with him, despite the fact he likes the young guy a lot so Leo offers to help financially and even though at first obstinate pride rears its head, Ben realises there's no other option for Scott and finally gives in.
For me this felt like a book of two halves. The first half consisting of the two of them living together and getting to know each other but more as friends than anything else. Scott only learning about the lifestyle when he befriends Alex and Peter, the two subs from the first books in the series. Seeing the relationships they have with Leo and Thomas, he realises he is submissive and he craves what they have. There's no insta love between him and Ben but a growing respect and friendship that deepens over the first fifty percent of the story as Scott gradually realises that if he's going to enter a D/s relationship he wants it to be with Ben. Ben however doesn't feel like he can support a sub because of his circumstances, so oblivious to Scott's true feelings he just treats him as a friend and roommate.
Finally around the second half, with a little help and encouragement from the rest of the C&C guys, Ben sees whats been in front of him all along and the book moves up a gear as the two of them embark on a D/s partnership and at last get together romantically. But does everything run smoothly from then on? Well that's up to you to find out.....
I have to be honest and say that personally I found it did feel slightly different to the first two and if I had a niggle it was that because the heat factor and dramatic conflicts didn't really hit till the second half of the book, it took me a while to feel my usual connection between the MC's. I liked both characters very much but there wasn't as much sexual tension in the early stages as I would have liked and being a bit of a ST slut I missed that. However, its still a very enjoyable addition to one of my favourite BDSM based series and I just love the fact that all the previous characters, Thomas and Peter and Leo and Alex, still have really prominent roles in the story and I got to spend time with them again. Also Ben and I nearly had a falling out when at one point I wanted to slap him upside his stubborn head but thankfully he came good and I forgave him! Oooh, these silly men!!
Set in Manchester, which is just down the road from me and holds happy memories of shopping till I dropped and my old clubbing days, I have a massive soft spot for this series. It's definitely an auto buy, well come to that, anything of KC's is, so I'm dying to see who gets their story next. Pick this up my friends and Enjoy. I did!
Hang on. Last thing. I bet you're dying to know... Who exactly is Jeff? Why did he leave Scott hanging at the airport? Will the guys ever find him? If they do, what happens to him........?
Yeah... Like I’m really going to tell you! Muahahahaha!
I would like to offer a very warm welcome to Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews to K.C. Wells and Parker Williams, and thank them for taking the time out of their busy Blog Tour to stop by and say hello.
Interview with K.C. Wells and Parker Williams
As I follow you both on Facebook, I have seen your friendship develop ...and to be honest, the pair of you have me in hysterics... especially the Skype conversations! How did your friendship come about? And with time zones getting in the way, was it difficult for you both to write a novel being on opposite sides of the Atlantic?
Parker – Our first conversation was based on a photograph that KC saw on my timeline. I found her delightful and funny (don’t tell her I said any of this). She found me an annoying prat (her words, not mine…though she was nice enough to wait several months before those words came out).
KC – I NEVER said you were a prat! Other words come to mind, but that wasn’t one of them!
Parker – (clears throat before continuing) The nice thing was that when we met, I was working 3rd shift, which meant that I was home while she was awake, so there wasn’t any issue with our different time zones. We had plenty of opportunity to get together and talk. She was always available and ready to go (after she had her first cup of Pure Evil – that’s coffee to the rest of you).
KC – yeah. I have to cope with him doing his gravelly, PURE EVIL comment every morning. I swear it must hurt his voice doing that. Mind you, when I put it in Someone to Keep Me? We were on Skype at the time when he read it and he cracked up!
Parker– I’ll admit, I came to love talking to her. My day isn’t complete without hearing the lilting English accent, even if she doesn’t speak English very well. (Yes, I’m kidding. She speaks it beautifully. My ears perk up when she talks.)
KC – awwwwww. *smooch*
With this book being part of the Collars and Cuffs series how was it for you Parker to get into the feel of the series and characters? And KC, having written the first books in the series on your own, what was it like having a partner in crime for Someone to Keep Me?
KC – To be honest, for my part, the only one I wrote on my own was An Unlocked Heart. By the time I got to the end of Thomas, Parker was already a part of my world.
Parker – What she said. When we started talking, she would feed me bits of Leo and Alex, and I came to love them both. When she asked about planning Trusting Thomas with her, I was leery, but damned excited. It went smoother than anything I could have thought of.
Scott our American boy, I loved him, he is such an innocent... was it difficult to introduce him to the world of BDSM and can you tell us a little more about him?
Scott was a true innocent in every sense of the word. It was nice to see things from the beginning, to give the reader an opportunity to have a small taste of what it was like for him to be introduced to the world of BDSM. The fact that he came to find a group of men who were able to understand what it was he wanted was a complete bonus.
Having met Ben already in the series we have some knowledge of him... could you give our readers a little more background?
Ben had been training with Thomas for a while, wanting to become a Dom. Every day he sees Miles & Pietro, Thomas & Peter, Alex & Leo, Jonathan & Dillon. He wants this for himself, but he understands why his training took a back seat when Thomas came to find Peter. Thomas offered to find him a new trainer, but Ben was nearing the end of his training and decided to wait for a while for a sub of his own because he had personal issues.
Lastly... have you any more novels planned, is this just the start of the KC and Parker partnership?
Parker – I tried to escape, but she keeps pulling me back in. I kick and scream and claw at the ground. She cackles and reels me in like a fish.
KC – (fiendish maniacal laugh)
Parker – We have three more Collars & Cuffs stories in the planning stages as well as a ghost story that I asked KC about co-writing. So no, we’re not done as a writing pair. (At least until I find the bolt cutters….don’t tell her I said that. She’d likely go all Kathy Bates in Misery on me.)
KC – Only if you were really lucky.
“Hands and knees, boy.”
I obeyed him, doing my best to move smoothly and gracefully, just like he’d taught me. I tensed when his hand spread my cheeks and he pushed a couple of slick fingers into me. I squirmed as his fingers scissored inside me, stretching me. When Ben pulled his fingers free, I stifled my noises of disappointment. Ben held up something for me to see. It was a slim butt plug in black silicone. I swallowed.
I tried to relax as he pushed it slowly into me. “God, it feels so big.”
Ben chuckled. “This is nothing, wait until it’s my cock.” And didn’t that thought send a ripple through me. At last I felt the flat base of the plug and knew it was all the way in.
I got to my feet, the movement pushing the plug against my prostate. Oh, hell. I couldn’t see me lasting long without coming—until I saw what Ben held in his hand. It was a cage of some sort, its shape mimicking a dick. I gasped as Ben pushed a metal ring over my cock and eased my balls through it carefully. The ring had a catch where it rested on top of my dick. Then he slid a lubed hand over my length. I shuddered to finally feel his hand on me, but it was short-lived as he proceeded to slide the cage very slowly over my cock, until at last it snapped into position on the cock ring.
Ben grinned. “Subs who behave the way you did have to expect punishment.”
I gulped. All in all, I thought I’d got off lightly, except Ben wasn’t finished.
“On your knees.”
I obeyed him, conscious of the plug in my ass and the weight of the cage around my cock. I wondered what was coming next, and my mouth fell open when Ben unzipped his fly and pushed his jeans down over his hips. Ben cupped my chin and lifted my face to look at him.
“Suck my cock, boy. And make it good.”
Oh… oh, wow.
God, I was hard.
Scott knelt before me. Smiling up at me, he pulled my underwear down slowly, releasing the solid cock hidden inside. It sprang up, heavy and thick, bouncing in his face. Scott’s eyes moved to mine. I nodded toward my cock.
“Sir? May I?” Scott lowered his eyes reverently. I placed my hands atop Scott’s head.
“Do it, boy,” I whispered. Scott reached for the thick shaft in front of him. “No hands.” My voice was thick and husky.
Scott nuzzled my balls before licking from the base to the head of my engorged prick.
I couldn’t suppress a shudder. Scott chuckled, and I gave my boy a quick cuff on the side of his head. Grabbing Scott’s head, I pushed him down, the warm lips engulfing my prick. I moaned, the sensation of the boy’s mouth nearly overwhelming. I let him suck at his own pace for a few moments before I locked my hands around Scott’s head and started thrusting into his mouth. All too soon, my balls began to pull up.
“You’re doing so well. Going to come, boy.”
Scott tried to back off as I shot, but my grip held him tight. I emptied my load into his waiting mouth. When I was done, I gave the simple one-word command.
I smiled as Scott gulped my load, his throat working on the head of my dick, causing tremors to rock my body. After I’d finished, I released him. He leaned back and looked me in the eye, smiling, a part of my come running slowly down his chin. I wiped it off with my thumb and started drawing away, but he grabbed my hand and popped my thumb into his mouth. He released it, and his eyes dropped to the floor.
“Thank you, Sir.”
I couldn’t help the wide smile on my face. Now to deliver the bad news.
“Now you’re going to bed. And the plug and cage stay there for the night.”
I watched his eyes widen as realization sunk in. Now he got it.
About the Authors
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.
K.C. can be reached via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), K.C. loves to hear from readers.
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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