Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Liam’s world crumbled after the unexpected death of his Master. Prone to panic attacks and other social anxiety, Liam doesn’t believe he’ll ever find another Master who would be willing to take on such a challenged sub full-time. Too distraught to go back to Club Consequence, where he met the man he thought he’d be with forever, he decides to give Kiss of Leather a try.
After doing a piercing gig at Kiss of Leather, Master Neal signs up to become a member. On the night he performs a demo as the final step to being accepted, he meets a sub who brings out his protective urge and makes his heart come alive. Neal isn’t scared off by Liam’s anxiety or social awkwardness. On the contrary, he finds the sub to be refreshingly honest and endearing.
They try out a scene to see if they’ll click, and their connection is everything they’d both hoped it could be. However, the road to love and a Total Power Exchange isn’t an easy one. Neal still hasn’t discovered all there is to know about Liam’s traumatic upbringing, and he’s not sure if he’d ultimately be the right Master for Liam.
Both men are forced to face the truth about love, life and what it means to share it with another person. But before Liam can start over with Neal, he’ll have to cut the cords to his past and trust that Neal will be there to catch him when he does.
Reader Advisory: This book contains references to a traumatic and abusive upbringing.
I enjoyed this story just as much as I have the others in this series. We have been hearing about Liam on an off throughout the series and got to meet Neal at the end of the last book. Out of many we have seen I think Liam definitely deserved his HEA.
Liam has been closed off and is extremely shy, which was made worse when his Master died. When Neal first meets Liam his protective instincts kick in full force and he know that he will do anything to protect this gorgeous sub. Liam is so cute and positively innocent even with living as a full time sub for over a year; he went straight from an abusive foster home to being a sub and doesn’t have any real world experience. Neal never thought he would want to have a full time sub but doesn’t want to lose everything he has gained with Liam, I love how patient he is with Liam and how he is willing to help him work through some of his anxieties.
As with the previous stories we get to see some of the other characters again and see how their lives are going along with the continuation in the mystery portion, though that was toned down a bit in this book it looks as though it will be picking up again in the next. 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 very nice; giving great visuals of the characters and follows the pattern for the series.
ebook, 136 pages
Published: May 23, 2016 by Pride Publishing
Edition Language: English
Series: Kiss of Leather #6