Author: Morticia Knight
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Length: 144 Pages
Category: Contemporary, BDSM
At a Glance: Another excellent addition to the series that focuses on the opening of the club, and David and Josh’s relationship.
Reviewed By: Jennifer
Blurb: The men of Kiss of Leather celebrate a beginning, but will the price be another ending?
The grand opening of Kiss of Leather draws near and the pressure is on to make sure everything is completed in time. Master Josh is a perfectionist, so no detail is too small in order to enhance the quality of the prestigious club they’ve all worked so tirelessly on. Unfortunately, the endless demands on Josh’s time have caused him to forget the more important things in life.
David’s love for Master Josh is overpowering at times, but lately, that love has been constantly tested. How can a sub in a fulltime D/s relationship serve a Master who’s never there? As things continue to deteriorate between him and Josh, David wonders if maybe his Master has tired of having to care for a sub full time.
By the time the grand opening arrives, Josh and David seem to have worked out their differences and David is hopeful for their future. The emotional collaring ceremony between Gavin and Kyle is a beautiful reminder of the power of love. But when an unexpected party crasher intrudes on the evening’s festivities, the men are reminded that there are still too many unanswered questions related to Corey’s kidnapping.
More than ever, the men of Kiss of Leather need to stand strong together. Will Josh and David be able to do the same?
Review: What I like about this series is that, even though a new couple is featured in each book, the couples from the previous books are featured heavily throughout, so readers can keep up with them. This book featured Josh and David, who are already in an established relationship prior to the series opening; so, rather than focusing on them getting together, this book is about them maintaining their relationship, which is a bit on the rocks.
My heart broke for David, because he felt so neglected throughout the story. Between Josh not coming home, and all but ignoring him, and Marshall being back in the picture, and Corey needing so much attention, he questioned his place in Josh’s life. I wanted to scoop him up and hug him.
Aside from David and Josh, though, since this was the grand opening of the club, pretty much everyone had a bit of time on the page. I especially liked reading about Chuck, whose story I cannot wait to read. Like Kyle, he seems hesitant to enter the BDSM world.
David and Josh have a lot to work through, but the story is well done. My only gripe is that it ended when it did! I wasn’t ready to leave Josh and David, and yet, the story ended and I hate no choice. The only thing I know is that they will be in the next book, and if Morticia Knight sticks to her well-crafted formula, they will be opening the book. So, while I might not have gotten what I wanted then, I can most certainly expect to see it soon!
Fans of Morticia Knight and the Kiss of Leather series will enjoy this book. Everything the boys have been working towards comes to a head in this one, although there is still a lot of mystery coming in future books! If you’re new to the series, I recommend going back and reading the first book, as the stories start to build on each other from two on. You won’t regret it!
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