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 for the big night. 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 strong, but lately, that love has been constantly tested. How can a sub in a full-time 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 24/7.
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 testament to 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 united. Will Josh and David be able to do the same?
Relationship Troubles in Romance
Grand Opening is the fourth installment in the Kiss of Leather series, and as the name implies, the club is finally going to open to the public. Several additional events happen throughout the course of the story; relationships deepen, formal commitments are made and the mystery surrounding Corey’s kidnapping advances as new information is uncovered.
When I originally conceived the idea for the series, and had sketched out my three Doms who would own and operate Kiss of Leather, I’d intended for each of them to get their stories told in the first three books before I introduced other characters. But that silly muse… A side character sub (Marshall) demanded my attention, so the third book became about him.
Since one of the co-owners of the club, Josh, already had an existing committed sub, I’d intended for their story to be more of a prequel to show how they got together. However, as I worked on the first few books, that storyline didn’t take hold for me. I didn’t want to write it. What I really wanted to know was what happens to a committed D/s pair who live the lifestyle 24/7 when major changes occur in their day-to-day world. Something as big as starting a new business with friends, building it from the ground up over the course of two years when only one partner is involved – that would definitely impact the most stable and loving of relationships.
I can speak about this firsthand. I don’t have a romantic partner, but I do have good friends and kids. It’s taken a lot of long hours and hard work to build my author business, and many times, it’s been at the expense of socializing. The kids still come first – even though two are adults, they’ve had their own challenges over the last couple of years – but then that means that the friends really do drop down lower on the list. I can’t even imagine having a relationship right now, it would be massively unfair to anyone. That’s because my writing is not only my income, but it’s my passion.
Josh and David love each other very much. Neither one can imagine living life without the other. They’ve lived together in a successful and fulfilling 24/7, D/s relationship for five years. But Kiss of Leather is a demanding mistress, and gradually, Josh has let things slide. As David says in the book, how can he serve a Master who’s never there?
Not surprisingly, this story has a lot more angst in it. When I started to really sort through their real-life issues, it was gut-wrenching for me to go through their struggles with them. And because the men from Kiss of Leather are like family, the other men became involved in the quest to keep Josh and David’s relationship from falling apart. I hope you enjoy this latest installment, and if you haven’t started the series yet, I suggest you begin at the beginning. The underlying thread of mystery as well as the journey with each couple as they draw ever closer to the club opening will make a helluva lot more sense! J
As he pulled on his black gloves, the buttery soft leather slipping on easily, the door knob to the office jiggled. A knock sounded. “Yes?” Josh twisted and stretched some more in his outfit. Yee gads. I’ll be walking around like Frankenstein all night. Thank God I’m not the one doing a demo.
“It’s me, Master.”
“Hold on, sweetheart.”
Josh padded over to let David in. He opened the door and gasped. David had obviously already changed into his club outfit in the members’ locker room. He’d wanted to surprise Josh and he’d certainly achieved his objective in quite a hot way.
David’s chest was covered in straps of shiny vinyl, placed asymmetrically across his torso, the glimpses of his creamy flesh a striking contrast to the black material. The light definition in his biceps was highlighted by the armless shirt. But it was the pair of vinyl shorty-shorts, silver studs lining the sides, and the fishnet stockings that’d caused Josh to react so strongly, his cock swelling against the restrictive leather of his own outfit.
“Turn around. Show me the back.” Josh’s tone had been soft, almost reverent.
David did as he was told, his delectable, round ass showcased to perfection. Josh allowed his gaze to travel down the length of David’s legs to the combat boots that boasted a thick, studded strap wrapped two times around the ankle. David completed the turn.
“Do you like it?”
Josh grunted. “Damn, sweetheart. You’re going to be the most gorgeous boy here tonight.
A sweet blush rose to David’s cheeks. Josh kissed the pink of his skin on either side of his face, then pressed his lips to the heavy, engraved sterling collar he’d placed on his boy’s neck well over a year before. He was charmed all over again by how beautiful and unaffected David was.
“Thank you, Master.”
David tipped his chin up, closing his kohl-lined eyes, and silently offered his lips. Josh gladly accepted, taking his mouth gently, but thoroughly. The scarlet lip tint David wore tasted of strawberries, his skin scented with a sugary vanilla.
Oh yes. I could eat him up right this minute.
M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers – but they’re all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.
When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on more installments of Sin City Uniforms and The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey’s story from Rockin’ the Alternative.