Chuck isn’t sure what he needs and Master Jordan can’t wait to show him.
Stone’s shy junior investigator, Chuck, can no longer deny his interest in the BDSM lifestyle. The beautiful connections and raw emotions he’s witnessed between so many of the Doms and subs at Kiss of Leather leave him yearning for something he’d never dared hope he could have—unconditional love and care from a man. He isn’t sure if he can take the chance of having a real relationship when he’s not out to his meddling parents yet, but the sexy Master Jordan, Gavin’s friend and the owner of Club Consequence, makes him want to take that chance.
Master Jordan has been biding his time until he can get next to the super-fine Chuck. Gavin warned him that Chuck isn’t in the lifestyle, but there’s something special about him that speaks to Jordan’s heart. When they’re finally alone, the chemistry is off the charts and Jordan can tell it won’t take much to bring Chuck willingly into the world of BDSM.
An unexpected development in the case of Corey’s kidnappers shocks them all, but not as much as what happens with Chuck’s family. Jordan teaches Chuck that secrets hold power over the person keeping them, and that gaining trust can only be achieved through complete honesty.
About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. And just like that, back up to 5 stars! This is book 5 in the Kiss of Leather series, and you really REALLY should read the previous books first. There is an ongoing story arc and you need to be able to follow what's going on with that. And they are 4 and 5 stars reads Chuck has been undercover in another BDSM establishment, and has come to the conclusion he needs to be in this world. A world where these guys are so totally and utterly in love with each other, that he NEEDS that too. Master Jordan has been waiting to get his hands on Chuck, waiting for Chuck to admit what he wants to experience. Master Jordan knows that once he gets his hands on the handsome man, he might never be able to let go. Master Jordan is, quite possibly, my most favourite of the Doms in this series. He is so laid back, any further and he would be horizontal! While very much a Dom, he is much more relaxed about it, calling Chuck things like babe, and sweetheart. He loves Chuck, right from the start and that shows in his careful handling of Chuck. Chuck takes to Master Jordan very quickly, and I love watching these guys: Doms and subs alike, fall fast and fall HARD. Loving that it usually takes a major traumatic event to make the Doms see who they really want but not so much here. I'm loving that each and every one of them from previous books play some part in future books. Loving the gentle introduction of the new guys. Loving the ongoing story arc that seems to be coming to a head. Loving that I have no idea when or where this is going to end! I said in a previous review, that I'm loving the differences between the subs, but that all the Doms are these big guys and the subs are all younger and smaller. I still AM loving that, but I find myself thinking, what if?? What if there was a brand new Dom, who needs training with an older bigger sub?? Cos, you know, that would just bean amazing addition to this series! Off to read book 6, trying really hard NOT to read them back to back but it's getting harder!! 5 stars **same worded review will appear elsewhere**
This one, unlike the others has a different feel. For one, Chuck is older, established in a successful job. Even though his life needs guidance, and his parents/family are a real tool. He's managed this long without any extra help. Jordan, sees a man that is coping but not living. He sees a beautiful man that needs that extra love an support that he himself can give. And together they make a wonderful team. The other thing I loved about this one, that varied so much from the others is that we really delved deeper into the case, the P.I. side of the story. This did take away from Chuck and Jordan and the normal building and rebuilding we go through. But because they are older, established people already in careers. I felt like it was a good solid change. And I'm sure we will revisit them again.
I feel as if I've been waiting for Chuck and Master Jordan's story ever since Chuck first made an appearance in Stone and Marshall's novel. It was so patently obvious that Chuck was really interested in the lifestyle he was getting glimpses of through his investigative work with Stone regarding the human slavery ring that Tony, Corey's ex-Dom, was running. The first meeting between Chuck and Jordan, in a purely professional setting, had sparks flying off of my e-reader. Now, in 'Gaining Trust', I'm going to finally see these two men together and, hopefully, get to the bottom of the missing other man in the ring, Mike, and the high-powered attorney pulling the strings. It is my opinion that these books should be read in order as each one builds upon the last and all of the characters appear throughout. "Chuck wanted the seductive words and romantic gestures. But what he wanted more was the deeply emotional and honest connections he’d witnessed between the other Doms and subs from Kiss of Leather." Much like when I met Kyle many books ago, I fell completely for Chuck and totally understood Jordan's attraction. Chuck is shy, sweet, genuinely cares about people, a hard worker, and he has absolutely no idea how adorable and wonderful he is. Jordan is mesmerized by him and he can't wait to find out more about the young man, especially after a few comments Chuck makes regarding his parents and his upbringing. Jordan is sexy and ambitious, but knows the joy and value of having been raised in a loving home with parents who instilled the important values in him and his siblings. His approach to being a Dom might be different than others, but it's exactly what Chuck needs. "One of the biggest fears he had in getting to know Jordan—and learning about different aspects of BDSM—was that it wasn’t something he was genuinely interested in doing. That it was only his drive to solve the mystery of what it was all about that truly intrigued him. His mind wouldn’t shut up when it came to puzzles." I was completely enthralled with the way Chuck and Jordan's romance was entwined beautifully with BDSM learning and training, plus the way Chuck absorbed everything about the way Jordan treated him. It was sad to realize that no one had ever treated Chuck as if he mattered or was important, not even his family. Jordan decides to never let a minute go by where Chuck doesn't know how valued, how loved, and how appreciated he is. Throw all of this together with the investigation Stone and Chuck are working on, and I was turning pages like a maniac. I liked that the main focus of this book was Chuck and Jordan, and the investigation portion was in the background. I would have loved to see more resolution with that, but on the other hand it means more stories will be forthcoming in order to solve the case. I would love to see the next novel feature Liam as he is so deserving of finding a new Dom. A great addition to the series that had me rooting for these guys all the way! NOTE: This book was provided by Pride Publishing the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews