A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Denim (A Material World #4)by KC Wells

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Rating: 4 stars out of 5

KC Wells has hit my favorite hot buttons with this story—two sweet older guys, one a sexy construction worker, and the other a bear who has no concept of his own appeal.  Both in their thirties but with two diametrically different views of the world, when Tony spots a cute bear headed into his nearby work site, he has to wolf whistle, right?  Too bad it takes days for Harry to realize he’s the object of the whistles coming from the construction site where the cute guy with the muscles is working.

This story is a journey of discovery for Harry, who begins as a guy with a poor outlook on life—dead end job in a dead end neighborhood with no good future prospects. Forget men—his clubbing days are long gone since he moved back home to take care of his ailing mother who passed away a while ago.  He hasn’t even cleaned out her closets and family memorabilia. Why bother? 

Tony, on the other hand, recognizes his value and enjoys his family, though he’d rather not still be living with his mother at age 30. But he’s full of life and he loves a bear—specifically the one he spots every day, so he sets his heart on Harry and won’t take no for an answer. Fortunately, it works, and though it takes time, he eventually convinces Harry that he really wants him and desires him exactly as he is.  Too bad Harry’s self-esteem is so low that he can’t help believing that Tony would like him better if he were thinner. 

That plan doesn’t work well, thankfully, and by the end of the story, it’s evident that this couple is truly meant for one another.  I appreciated the author’s treatment of Harry’s issues, not making light of his very real fears, but showing the consequences of the actions he chose to make changes.  Tony is a sweetheart with a hoard of friends, many of whom we meet and get to enjoy, and Tony’s persistence, love, and support bring Harry to the peace and contentment he never believed he’d have. 

I recommend this to those who enjoy MM romance among the over 30 group, especially those that feature characters struggling with personal issues and self-esteem.

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Cover by Meredith Russell features a close-up of a young man in a denim jacket, open to reveal his smooth chest. This represents Tony, the sexy construction worker—spot-on and attention-getting and in keeping with the series theme.

Sales Links:  Amazon

Book Details:

Kindle Edition, 229 pages
Published June 7th 2018
ASINB07DM7DDC9
Edition LanguageEnglish
SeriesA Material World #4 settingEngland
Croydon, England (United Kingdom)

A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Satin (A Material World #2) by KC Wells

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Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5

Smooth, sleek, silky—all words that define not only the fabric featured in this story of the same name, but also Russ Dauntry, the female impersonator with the beautiful voice and even more beautiful body. 

While on a stakeout, Detective Constable Joel Hunter can’t believe how attractive he finds the sultry songstress in the sleek red satin gown as she croons torch songs such as “Maybe This Time.”  Intrigued, he keeps coming back, even after his case is solved and there’s no need to show up.  One night, the beautiful Satin comes out to join him after her set, and he’s shocked to learn that “her” name is Russ and he’s a female impersonator. Even more shocking is when he later learns that the gorgeous body beneath the gown is all Russ—from the well-defined pecs to abs of steel and long, shapely legs. 

Unable to deny his attraction and developing a true friendship, Joel allows himself to feel something for another man.  More shocking is that he’s willing to act on that desire as the two tumble into bed together.  Later, most of the story revolves around their growing attraction and Joel’s inability to express his feelings.  Denial is his new home apparently, that is, until he’s faced with the very real possibility that he may lose Russ forever if he can’t accept all facets of his lover—from his masculinity to his preference for satin.

I enjoyed this story, and though the push pull of Joel’s sexuality is something we do see in MM romance quite often, there were enough interesting twists to keep it from being one of many.  And I do have a major fondness for men who get in touch with their feminine side, so I’m loving this series that started with Lace and will soon feature a story named Silk.  The one major issue I had that kept me from giving this a full four stars is the speed with which they ended up having full anal sex.  They went from “Hmm, I feel an attraction to a man, and that is shocking to me” to “Bend over and grab the lube” by the end of their first official date.  I would have loved a bit more of a slow burn or at least some exploratory frotting, oral sex, hand jobs—something to slowly introduce him to the pleasures of being with a man.  I guess what I’m trying to say is that his thinking didn’t seem to match his actions, and I was caught off guard and a little taken aback by how quickly they had sex. 

All that being said, I still recommend this story, and in fact the series, to lovers of MM romance who enjoy an MC with a soft, feminine side that he’s not afraid to show, and/or lovers of romance who enjoy seeing a man discover that those times he “admired” other men may have been much more than a surface attraction and he can now relax and explore his sexuality.   I’m definitely looking forward to what the author has in store for us with Silk.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell.  Design is sexy yet still pretty generic.

Sales Links

Amazon US | Amazon UK

Book Details:

Kindle Edition, 180 pages
Published July 6th 2017
ASINB073SHP317
SeriesA Material World #2

Review Tour and Giveaway for KC Wells’ Satin (A Material World #2)

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Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Length: 46,000 words
 
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
 
A Material World Series
 
Lace (Book #1) – Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Blurb
 

Can a touch of Satin bring a straight copper to his knees?

Detective Joel Hunter is on surveillance when he first lays eyes on Satin, the singer with the amazing voice, which is as beautiful as she is. But when the stake-out comes to an end, he can’t resist going back to the bar. He gets a shock when he learns what lies beneath the satin dress, but an even bigger one when he realizes he’s attracted to the owner of that sultry voice – Ross Dauntry.

Ross can’t figure out why the cop keeps coming back, even after he’s learned the truth. Is Joel attracted to him, or to Satin? Because the answer is important, and one way or another, Ross needs to know…

A standalone novella of satin and sensuality…

Although this story is in the same series as Lace, you will not find Dave and Shawn in these pages – Joel and Ross provide enough heat of their own.

 

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Author Bio
 

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.
E-mail: k.c.wells@btinternet.com
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Twitter: @K_C_Wells
Website: http://www.kcwellsworld.com

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