Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Stone’s shy junior investigator, Chuck, can no longer deny his interest in the BDSM lifestyle. The beautiful connections and raw emotions he’s witnessed between so many of the Doms and subs at Kiss of Leather leave him yearning for something he’d never dared hope he could have—unconditional love and care from a man. He isn’t sure if he can take the chance of having a real relationship when he’s not out to his meddling parents yet, but the sexy Master Jordan, Gavin’s friend and the owner of Club Consequence, makes him want to take that chance.
Master Jordan has been biding his time until he can get next to the super-fine Chuck. Gavin warned him that Chuck isn’t in the lifestyle, but there’s something special about him that speaks to Jordan’s heart. When they’re finally alone, the chemistry is off the charts and Jordan can tell it won’t take much to bring Chuck willingly into the world of BDSM.
An unexpected development in the case of Corey’s kidnappers shocks them all, but not as much as what happens with Chuck’s family. Jordan teaches Chuck that secrets hold power over the person keeping them, and that gaining trust can only be achieved through complete honesty.
I loved this story just as much as I have with all of the others in this series. Chuck and Jordan have been dancing around each other for the last couple books, so it was great to see them finally get their own story. It’s great to see Chuck’s trust building in Jordan when he has to deal with his combative family dynamic.
We got a quick look at Josh and David working to fix their relationship problems from the previous book, but leaves a little mystery for the future with the possibility of an additional owner for the club that gives the opportunity for more characters to come into play in future books. The rest of the book was on Chuck and Jordan’s budding relationship. Once they got going they moved pretty fast, but they had a lot of build up that had been in the background in the previous books, so they weren’t just jumping in.
They mystery of Corey’s previous dom continues throughout this book and brings in some new twists that may play a bigger role in later books. I look forward to reading more in this series while they solve the mystery, but also to see more of all the wonderful characters in this series.
The cover art is great and follows the pattern for the series.
ebook, 142 pages
Expected Publication: January 24, 2017 by Pride Publishing
Edition Language: English
Series: Kiss of Leather #5