Blue Ribbon Rating: 4 out of 5Original Review Link
Detective Sergeant Alasdair Grant may be good at his job, but past experience proves he’s not the best at picking a Dom. His last boyfriend was so cruel, Alasdair isn’t certain he can trust any man to give him what he needs without hurting him. Knowing that about himself, Alasdair resists the temptation that is scene-of-crime officer Harland Rawlings. But when a brawl with a suspect lands Alasdair in Harland’s office, having evidence scraped off of him, the once-burned submissive learns that sometimes there’s no need to be twice-shy.
Who doesn’t love a sexy Dom with a box full of toys? HANDCUFFS AND SPREADER BARS is a surprisingly sweet erotic romance. Having been in an abusive Dom-sub relationship before, Alasdair is understandably wary of Harland’s advances. Luckily for him, Harland knows just how to handle him and shows Alasdair what it’s like to be in a healthy relationship. HANDCUFFS AND SPREADER BARS is just the start of Alasdair and Harland’s romance, but author Kim Dare leaves the reader fully satisfied with where the pair are headed.
HANDCUFFS AND SPREADER BARS is the fifth story in Ms. Dare’s RAWLINGS MEN series, but as I’ve read the series completely out of order, I can say that HANDCUFFS AND SPREADER BARS can easily be read as a standalone. However, those that read and loved the second story in the series, HANDCUFFS AND GLORY HOLES, will no doubt be delighted – as I was – to revisit the heroes from that RAWLINGS MEN installment. All in all, HANDCUFFS AND SPREADER BARS is a wonderful addition to an addictive series.Note:
My review was written for Romance Junkies and is cross-posted here courtesy of Romance Junkies.