Audiobook Review: Dom of Ages (Collars and Cuffs #7) by K.C. Wells & Parker Williams

Eli may only be thirty, but he has had enough of pretend submissives. When he spies Jarod in a BDSM club, everything about the man screams submission. So what if Jarod is probably twenty years older than Eli. What does age matter, anyway? All he can see is what he’s always wanted—a sub who wants to serve.

Jarod spent twenty-four years with his Master before Fate took him. Four years on, Jarod is still lost, so when a young Dom takes charge, Jarod rolls with it and finds himself serving again. But he keeps waiting for the other shoe to drop. Because there’s going to come a point when Eli realizes he’s a laughing stock in the club. Who would want to be seen with a fifty-year-old sub?

After several missteps, Eli realizes that in order to find happiness, they will need friends who will understand. At a friend’s insistence, he visits Collars & Cuffs, where they are met with open arms. As they settle in to their new life, Eli begins to see things differently and he dares to think he can have it all. Until a phone call threatens to take it all away….

Listening Length: 10 hours and 9 minutes
Narrator: Joel Leslie

Reviewer: Shee Reader

Jarod feels old. Old and lonely. His Sir, Philip, died four years ago, and the twenty-four years they had together before Philip was taken have left Jarod rudderless. He wants a new dom, but what self respecting dom wants to be seen with a 50 year old sub?

Enter Eli. He might only be 30 years old, but he's had enough of pretend subs. He wants a sub who lives the role. He wants a sub to care for him. One night at his local club he spies Jarod, kneeling quietly, and wants the man for himself.

Eli is a young dom who makes mistakes, but is man enough to own them, and make them right. His friends at the Collars and Cuffs club play their part in helping him become the man and dominant he wants to be.

Jarod needs the friends he makes at the club, they give him a new appreciation of himself and his contribution to others. Seeing Jarod develop a more robust sense of self and learning to value himself and his experiences is truly lovely.

The story is a rollercoaster of self doubt, discovery and eventually, love. The ups and downs are beautifully described and are so real, I felt like I was living the story through Jarod and Eli. This is a truly beautiful book, and the revisiting previous Collars and Cuffs couples is so enjoyable, like visiting old friends. That said, the most outstanding thing about this audiobook is the Narration.

Joel Lesley does such an incredible job that at times I felt like there were several different narrators doing the different parts! His characterisation was perhaps the best I’ve listened to, and the emotion and dramatisation of the story were so touching, that Joel had me laughing and crying along with the characters.

If you’ve never given into the lure of audio books, and like gay romance with a BDSM kink, this would be the perfect gateway book!

Highly recommended.

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