Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Chuck isn’t about to let one of the key figures behind Corey’s kidnapping get away from him again. Everything he and Stone have discovered through their months-long investigation is about to come together. However, when Chuck follows the suspect to a shipyard, it’s not only his own life that’s in danger.
Master Hunter is officially part-owner of Kiss of Leather, so he’s thrilled to raise a toast in celebration now that the mystery of Corey’s kidnapping has been solved. However, he can’t help but feel left out. Everyone is paired up except for him. He’s never believed in monogamy before, but after Tobey unexpectedly left Kiss of Leather and no one knows where he’s gone, did Hunter make a horrible mistake by not sharing his true feelings?
Tobey has been miserable ever since leaving West Hollywood and going back to Idaho. After breaking his own promise to himself by falling in love with his trainer, Tobey impulsively left Kiss of Leather because of something awful Master Hunter said. But things at home are worse than ever and he’s come to realize that those who are related to him by blood aren’t necessarily his true family. The only place he’s ever felt he truly belonged was at Kiss of Leather.
Tobey has to face Hunter if he goes back to Kiss of Leather and Hunter has to figure out what he really wants from life and love. It takes a charity slave auction to show them what they’ve both been too stubborn to see.
This was another great story in this series, it starts right off where the Cutting Cord stopped so there is no gap in between. I loved getting to see more of Liam and Neal’s relationship before we delved into the dynamics of Hunter and Tobey. I love how we get to continue to see all the other characters from the previous stories and see how they continue to grow and help each other.
Hunter had emotionally hurt Tobey sometime during the last book, but it wasn’t something we saw. When Tobey returns they both need to re-evaluate what happened before and maybe take a closer look at themselves. I loved how determined Hunter was once he finally admitted his true feelings, he just has to have the courage to really open up to Tobey.
Tobey really need someone to love and care for him, seeing him feel rejected by Hunter and then again by his family is heartbreaking; I just wanted to hug him and tell him everything would be fine. Hunter tries to plan everything down to a T in order to show Tobey how he feels but when it doesn’t all go to plan he really adapts quickly and they are able to work everything out between them. I did feel that once they actually talked and got together things resolved quite quickly but it didn’t take away from the story for me.
The cover art by Posh Gosh is gives great visuals of the characters and follows the pattern for the series.
ebook, 151 pages
Published: July 4, 2017 by Pride Publishing
Edition Language: English
Series: Kiss of Leather #7