- Book Title: Submitting to the Darkness
- Book Series: Island Tales #3
- Author: K.C. Wells
- Publisher: Island Tales Press; 1 edition (September 8, 2015)
- Book Length: 278 pages
- Genre: Contemporary, Romance, BDSM
- Reviewed by: Phetra
- Rating: 4 Star
- Posting Date: November 23, 2015
I have not read the other books in this series but my personal point of view is that I didn’t have to to be able to read this book. This book is about Paul and Adam, Paul is young, only twenty-three and Adam is in his very early forties when the book starts. Paul applies for a job to be Adam’s caretaker after he have become blind something he isn’t very happy about obviously, for one he is an author and reading and writing is his life. Secondly, he is a Dom and a damn good one.
Paul, comes in as this young man with the attitude that maybe he has bitten off more than he can chew but he is here now so hey let’s go with it and see if we can’t make the best out of the situation. He really does want to help Adam to help him see that he still has a life and can do all these things, especially since Caroline, Adam’s sister thinks the very opposite.
Paul and Adam has a very rocky start, quite frankly Adam is a first class asshole for a good part of the book. Paul does take offense to some of the crap Adam dishes out but only show that with a few “leaving the rooms” and sarcastic remarks.
That is actually one thing I love most about the book, Paul’s sarcastic remarks, he’s fun and at those times brave and pushy.
This wasn’t really a BDSM book to me which is fine, I actually liked that K.C. Wells gave us another outlook on the “lifestyle” everyone are talking about these days and showed that it is not all about leather, floggers and fucking people to obviation, not saying there isn’t a lot of hot sex between Paul and Adam, there is! But it gave something else way and beyond that there is more to it than that.
I enjoyed this book very much. The reason this book only gets a four star from me and I mean that as a only, is because there is one thing lacking in this story that I always associate a K.C Wells story with and that is chemistry and warmth between the characters. I just didn’t really feel the connection between Paul and Adam until about ¾ into the book. It might just have been that I was so bothered by the fact that Paul let Adam treat him like worthless shit for so long and never once told him that he was an asshole, never once had a conflicting thought in his mind that Adam was a jackass that needed a serious punch in the face but instead he just huffed and puffed for a bit. Left the room only to smile and give a sarcastic remark and then all was back to normal.
But K.C. Wells can write an amazing story, BDSM is also her genre for sure and one of the few authors I’ve read that don’t butcher the lifestyle to pieces. She knows how to write to make you need to find out what happens.
Three weeks after being diagnosed with acute glaucoma, Adam Kent lost his vision. Two months down the line, and he’s left behind his life in London as an author of political history books and retreated to the Isle of Wight, to live in the house he inherited in Steephill Cove. But that’s not all Adam’s left behind him: the trappings of his life as a Dom are packed away into three boxes and stored in his attic. After all, he’s never going to need them again, right? Who’d want a blind Dom anyway?
Paul Vaughan is employed to be a live-in companion to Adam, but his new employer makes it very clear he wants to be left alone. Paul can see Adam is hurting and struggles to help him, even though Adam resists him at every turn. Thankfully, Paul’s friends Taylor, Mark and Sam are there to lend an ear when he needs to vent – and also to try setting him up with a guy or two. It’s not that Paul doesn’t appreciate their efforts, but the guys they keep sending his way are way too… vanilla. A chance visit to a club had already shown Paul a side to him he’d never expected: maybe his tastes are a little kinkier.
Two events occur to rock Paul’s life: he discovers his boss isn’t as straight as Paul had thought, and he takes a peek into a box….
97,267 words. Contains a mild BDSM scene 18+
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….
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