Monday, August 26, 2019

Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: HEEL by K.M. Neuhold (Working Out the Kinks #2)

Working Out the Kinks Series, Book 2
K.M. Neuhold
M/M Romance/Daddy/puppy play
Release Date: 08.02.19


“I’ve never thought of calling a man Daddy before, but I can’t think of a word that fits Vale better. He’s my Daddy, and I’m his pup.”

Broken and bruised, there’s nothing I won’t do to protect Adrian. I picked him up and made him whole before, and I’ll do it again. Adrian is a sweet pup with a smile full of sunshine and a heart made for love. A sweet pup needs a gentle hand, and that’s exactly what I intend to give him.

There’s nothing quite like slipping an expensive pair of high heels onto Adrian’s feet and watching him light up. If he wants a fairytale, I’ll happily be his Prince Charming. 

*Heel is the second book in the Working Out the Kinks series but can be read as a stand-alone. This book contains a scene of domestic violence. This book also contains an adorable man who loves to be a puppy, fabulous high heels, and the happily ever after Adrian deserves. 

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“Be still, Sunshine,” Vale says commandingly, giving my body no choice but to obey, going limp in his arms. “You’re the most tempting, insanity inducing man I’ve ever met,” he accuses affectionately, my mind short circuiting when his lips brush against the base of my neck.

“Please,” I whimper again.

“Shh,” he soothes. “I want you to listen, because this is what we’re going to do.”

The calm domination in his tone settles the place deep inside me that craves direction and structure, to be taken care of by someone who knows better than I do.

“Yes,” I say breathlessly.

“Good boy. Now, first you’re going to give me your fingers to lick clean because I don’t think I can go another minute without a taste.” I groan in agreement, and he brushes another kiss against the back of my neck. “Then, we’re going to get out of bed, and I’m going to make breakfast. We’re going to talk about that kiss and where we go from here.”

Part of me wants to argue that talking is overrated, that I’d much rather have him bury himself inside me, and we can figure things out sweaty and screaming instead of talking over coffee. But the other part of me, the part that went all mushy and calm at the use of his Dom voice, is ready to give Vale anything he asks for if he’ll just tell me I’m his.

“Yes,” I answer, and he groans his approval, his c*ck jerking against my ass, clearly excited by my easy submission. I’ll say yes to anything to hear him make that sound again.

With great effort, I manage to let go of my c*ck. Vale’s grasp is still around my wrist, guiding my hand, making sure to slick my fingers with more precum before pulling it out of my underwear and to his mouth. I moan as his hot lips engulf my fingers, sucking them in and holding them in place as his tongue flicks over the tips, seeking out every drop of my arousal.

He grunts as he sucks my fingers clean, my eyes rolling back in my head as I imagine exactly how the same treatment would feel farther south.

“God, you taste even better than I imagined,” he praises in a raspy voice when he finally releases my fingers.

“You imagined what I’d taste like?”

“You have no idea, Sunshine.”

Carra's Review

I haven’t read many puppy play books, but those I have read have all leaned towards the sweet, affectionate side which I’ve loved.  Here in Heel we see that as well, but to get to that point we first have to get started with the hurt/comfort part of things (and I’m a big fan of this trope!).  Be warned, there is a short scene of domestic violence to get through first, but it’s that scene that sets the stage for the rest of the story.

Adrian is just the sweetest, most giving young man; it’s hard to picture anyone wanting to hurt such an adorable guy.  He had a rough start when he first left home at a too-young age.  Unfortunately, some guys will take advantage and that’s the situation we find Adrian in at the start of the story.  Vale, who helped Adrian get on his feet when he was younger, is a perfect example of a protector—caring and willing to help in any way.  Though he put boundaries in place between Adrian and him the first time around since Adrian was so young then, it’s not quite so easy this time around.

The healing process does proceed as expected, and Adrian and Vale do make a great couple.  Adrian’s ex does come up a few times, but then just kind of disappears and we don’t get to see any real resolution on that front until the absolute end of the book.  The story is much more focused on Adrian and Vale’s relationship, and Vale helping Adrian move on from the abuse.

For me, Heel wound up being somewhere between 3.5-4 stars.  I’m wavering since the issues between Adrian and his ex didn’t feel fully resolved to me, though we do find out his ex’s fate in the epilogue.  This is still a fun read, especially since Adrian can be a naughty pup, and I think fans of the Daddy/puppy dynamic will enjoy this story.  This book is meant for readers 18+ for adult language and sexual content, along with the aforementioned scene of domestic violence which may be a trigger for some readers.

About the Author

Author K.M.Neuhold is a complete romance junkie, a total sap in every way. She started her journey as an author in new adult, MF romance, but after a chance reading of an MM book she was completely hooked on everything about lovely- and sometimes damaged- men finding their Happily Ever After together. She has a strong passion for writing characters with a lot of heart and soul, and a bit of humor as well. And she fully admits that her OCD tendencies of making sure every side character has a full backstory will likely always lead to every book having a spin-off or series. When she's not writing she's a lion tamer, an astronaut, and a superhero...just kidding, she's likely watching Netflix and snuggling with her husky while her amazing husband brings her coffee.


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