Building Bonds (Kiss of Leather book 1) by Morticia Knight
Release Date: August 26, 2015
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Pages or Words: 173 pages
Categories: BDSM, M/M Romance, Romance
Kyle’s a natural sub who builds dungeon furniture, yet has no interest in BDSM. It takes a hunky Dom to show him just what he’s been missing.
After Kyle’s partner of five years leaves him for another man on the night of their housewarming party, the shy early thirties carpenter needs to do a serious reassessment of his life in addition to raising some serious cash. With no one else to help him pay the lease on his Los Angeles condo, he worries how he’ll survive. His best friend sets up a meeting with one of the Doms and partners at Kiss of Leather, a gay BDSM Club being built as a premiere destination for those who want the best of the best.
Master Gavin not only wants the best – he demands it. When he meets Kyle, he assumes that part of the builder’s reticence to share anything personal with him must be due to his experiences with an abusive former Master. Not one to back down from a challenge, Gavin determines to break through the walls surrounding the beautiful man he can’t get out of his mind. He’s certain that once he convinces Kyle to sign an initial contract, Kyle might be the first sub to open up his heart.
Misunderstandings and accusations almost destroy everything between them before it has a chance to begin. However, the true obstacle becomes not only whether Kyle will embrace BDSM as a lifestyle, but whether he can handle a fulltime D/s relationship with a big bad scary Dom who’s as sexy as hell.
“I don’t have to be naked, right? You’re sure I won’t have to be naked?” Kyle sucked in a gulp of air. “Of course, if everyone else is and I’m not…Oh God, they’ll all be staring at me. Maybe I should be naked.”
Gavin stepped from the shower and the sight of his stunning frame with his semi-erect cock swaying, rivulets of water trailing down his beautiful skin over his rock hard abs – it made him want to…
“Kyle. Did you hear what I said?”
Gavin chuckled then advanced on him. He grabbed Kyle by his nape then pulled him in for a deep kiss. He broke their connection, except he kept his hand circled around Kyle’s neck, holding him there, safe.
“No one expects you to be naked, least of all me. You have a wonderful body that I hope you’ll someday allow others to see, but tonight isn’t about pushing your boundaries.”
“Are you kidding me? They’re not being pushed, they’re being trampled.”
“Kyle. Now would be a good time to remember that you need to address me properly at all times.”
“Oh. Sorry. Are you kidding me, Master?”
Gavin narrowed his eyes at him. “We’ll revisit the tone of your voice later. I don’t want to be late.”
Kyle’s eyes widened. He was such a mass of jangled nerves about going to the dungeon owned and run by Gavin’s friend, he hadn’t noticed how his words might’ve come across.
“I am sorry. I’m just a little freaked out, that’s all.”
Gavin placed another light kiss on his lips. “All right. I’ll let it go this time. I’ll also acknowledge that I might be on the verge of trampling your boundaries. But I think you can handle it and I believe you’ll do very, very well. Focus on your desire to make me proud and let everything else fall away.” Gavin stroked Kyle’s cheek with the back of his hand. “Your safewords always apply, no matter where we are, boy.”
Kyle took in another deep breath. “Okay. Thank you. That helped. I just don’t want to, I mean, of course I want to make you proud, but won’t people be expecting you to have someone more, uh, not only experienced, but either super pretty and twinky or hot and-”
“Stop it. Don’t say another word or there will be a punishment and it’ll involve the cock cage with the penis plug I showed you.”
“Please. Not that.”
“Then remember how stunning I think you are and how angry it makes me that you would denigrate my beautiful boy.” Gavin pulled him close, nuzzling him behind his ear, placing soft kisses on his skin. “I want only you.”
Meet the author:
Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn’t begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little heart’s desire. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she’d like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011. Once upon a time she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the northern Oregon coast and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.
Where to find the author:
Insecure Kyle is floored when his boyfriend of five years leaves him for another man at their housewarming party. Now, he’s working hard at his Carpenter job to make ends meet on a condo he hates and feels like a visitor within its walls. The lease is too much, the furniture is ugly and uncomfortable. He feels trapped within details of a life he never desired.
Through Kyle’s friend Marshall, Kyle receives a once in a lifetime offer. He’s been asked to design BDSM equipment exclusively for a new club that is set to open within a few months. Kyle is a talented man within his trade and the owners of the club are impressed with his designs. They’re beautiful, practical and unique.
Marshall has always said Kyle is a natural submissive. What does that mean? The thought just sends Kyle blushing and stumbling over himself. He might be a people pleaser but does that mean he’s a submissive? No. Never. Well, until he meets Gavin James!
Gavin James is one of the three owners of the BDSM club, Kiss Of Leather, Marshall hooked Kyle up with for his designs. When Gavin comes to discuss a contract for their club, he’s consumed with Kyle. Kyle IS a natural. He’s also extremely shy, unsure and obviously mistreated and that sends Gavin into protective and possessive mode.
The bulk of this story is about Kyle becoming comfortable within this new lifestyle that has been thrust upon him. He might enter into a contract with Gavin, but he is a total novice. Aside from a few videos, he’s never participated in any type of BDSM play. What Kyle does possess is the natural need to please and be praised. He’s wanted affection his whole life but is was always denied. He was never cherished for his talents and Gavin now lavishes this upon Kyle. It’s a learning period for both men and it’s very sweet and calming for Kyle.
Kyle’s new-found strength from Gavin’ s attention is remarkable. He’s the same man, just more sure, loving, and most of all happy. I’m very interested to see where this series leads. I feel Kyle and Gavin’s story can be built upon but there are so many characters sprinkled throughout their story that could be highlighted as well. So much potential!
Building Bonds is the perfect BDSM book for those who like their BDSM more on the affectionate, light side rather than the intense high impact side. The focus is on the relationship and emotional needs more than the play.
RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!
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