Before You Break



Six Years Ago Ellis Walked Into His First Briefing As The Newest Member Of London S Specialist Firearms Unit He Was Partnered With Wayne And They Became Fast Friends When Wayne Begins To Notice Changes Ellis S Erratic Temper, The Effects Of Sleep Deprivation He Knows He Has To Act Before Ellis Reaches His Breaking Point He Invites Ellis To The Opening Of The New BDSM Club, Secrets, Where Wayne Has A Membership His Purpose He Wants Ellis To Glimpse The Lifestyle Before Wayne Approaches Him With A Proposition He Wants To Take Ellis In Hand, To Control His Life Because He Wants His Friend Back, And He Figures This Is The Only Way To Do ItThere Are A Few Issues, However Ellis Is Straight Stubborn And Sexy Wayne Knows He Has To Put His Own Feelings Aside To Be What Ellis Needs What Surprises The Hell Out Of Him Is Finding Out What Ellis Actually RequiresBefore You Break

K.C Wells lives on an island off the south coast of the UK, surrounded by natural beauty She writes about men who love men, and can t even contemplate a life that doesn t include writing.The rainbow rose tattoo on her back with the words Love is Love and Love Wins is her way of hoisting a flag She plans to be writing about men in love be it sweet and slow, hot or kinky for a long while to come.If you want to follow her exploits, you can sign up for her monthly newsletter can stalk er, find her in the following places E mail k.c.wells btinternet.com Facebook Twitter K_C_Wells Website www.instagram.com k.c.wellsBookBub for those who like things a little hotter There s KC s alter ego, Tantalus, who writes gay erotica.

➳ Before You Break Read ➻ Author K.C. Wells – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • ebook
  • 340 pages
  • Before You Break
  • K.C. Wells
  • English
  • 10 April 2017
  • 1635336988

10 thoughts on “Before You Break

  1. says:

    Okay, I hate to say this, but I found the book to be downright boring And the reason is that the over abundant conversations gave the book a BDSM 101 lecture feel All the while I kept thinking, Okay, stop talking That s quite enough Give me something entertaining please The ONLY bit I truly loved was Jarod and Eli enjoying the opening night with the Collars and Cuffs family The whole thing of Ellis s family issues just made me feel meh, and Wayne was just too much of a BDSM lecturer or Okay, I hate to say this, but I found the book to be downright boring And the reason is that the over abundant conversations gave the book a BDSM 101 lecture feel All the while I kept thinking, Okay, stop talking That s quite enough Give me something entertaining please The ONLY bit I truly loved was Jarod and Eli enjoying the opening night with the Collars and Cuffs family The whole thing of Ellis s family issues just made me feel meh, and Wayne was just too much of a BDSM lecturer or perfectionist, and it all just got on my nerves.Also, I couldn t help but think that the sub in the first story of CC series, Alex, had family issues, and now the first book of the series gave the same category of issues to the sub.All in all, for me, the book started and proceeded at the same dreary, uneventful pace, and I finally DNF d at 60%, with 50% onwards seeing me just skim the pages to only read the dialogues.A huge disappointment for me, especially because CC had set a pretty hard standard to beat, and this book was nowhere near that.But that s just my opinion As I believe, a lot of my friends enjoyed the story So you should definitely give it a chance if you loved the previous couples I m sure the book would be great for those who are new on the BDSM readers scene, but for those of us who just want to see the dynamic at play and not explained, I guess it can be a bit tedious

  2. says:

    3.5 I loved K.C Wells Collars and Cuffs series and was excited to visit with Jarod and Eli mostly Jarod because I adore him again as they move to London and open Secrets a modern, exclusive BDSM club for men The book begins with Jarod s POV before introducing us to Wayne and Ellis police offers, partners, and best friends Wayne is a Dom but has never had a full time sub For the past few years, he s been in love with Ellis, but Ellis is straight and Wayne doesn t want to ruin their frien 3.5 I loved K.C Wells Collars and Cuffs series and was excited to visit with Jarod and Eli mostly Jarod because I adore him again as they move to London and open Secrets a modern, exclusive BDSM club for men The book begins with Jarod s POV before introducing us to Wayne and Ellis police offers, partners, and best friends Wayne is a Dom but has never had a full time sub For the past few years, he s been in love with Ellis, but Ellis is straight and Wayne doesn t want to ruin their friendship When Ellis starts spiraling out of control coming to work exhausted, unable to control his temper , Wayne decides Ellis needs to be taken in hand He takes Ellis to Secrets, and predictably Ellis freaks out The angst in this story comes from the truly fucked up relationship Ellis has with his family I ve read about a lot of weird families, but Ellis s truly takes the cake The dynamic between him and his sister is so bizarre, I had a hard time believing a grown man, and a police offer at that, wouldn t see that he was being emotionally manipulated Wayne, of course, does see it, but you can t help someone who doesn t want to be helped Something about the relationship between these two men felt a little forced to me Regardless of circumstances, how can a man decide that his straight supposedly best friend should be his sub I didn t blame Ellis for resisting, even though his repeated running away drove me crazy There are plenty of sweet and steamy moments between the MCs I liked Wayne, and I felt bad for Ellis while simultaneously wanting to shake him The ending is quite satisfying, although I m sure we ll seeof these men in the next book in the series Overall, this was an interesting read, definitely recommended for BDSM fans I am looking forward to the next Secrets book

  3. says:

    3.5 StarsHugs are powerful medicine Wayne and Ellis are Specialist Firearms police officer They are colleagues for six years from the beginning they became friends so fast But recently, Ellis s behavior changed Wayne is worried that Ellis with his erratic temper jeopardizes his own life and other officers So Wayne decided it s time to take the situation in his hand Therefor he shows Ellis another part of his life BDSM club, Dom sub Maybe with a little discipline he could save Ellis 3.5 StarsHugs are powerful medicine Wayne and Ellis are Specialist Firearms police officer They are colleagues for six years from the beginning they became friends so fast But recently, Ellis s behavior changed Wayne is worried that Ellis with his erratic temper jeopardizes his own life and other officers So Wayne decided it s time to take the situation in his hand Therefor he shows Ellis another part of his life BDSM club, Dom sub Maybe with a little discipline he could save Ellis Wayne always thought about Ellis but he couldn t jeopardize their friendship by making a move on him and there is a teeny tiny problem Ellis is straight and this is one of my problem, when he doesn t know Eliss isn t gay how could he propose Ellis to be his sub But something that he doesn t know is Ellis must be straight.Okay, the story started off really good but after some chapters it felt flat for me One of issues I mentioned above the other one, I couldn t understand their relationship I couldn t feel the heart I couldn t feel the control Wayne had BDSM isn t just about flogging whipping spanking I liked to seeabout the control Wayne could have had over Ellis My other problem was maybe it s not a problem I wanted to see for once Ellis could have used his safe word, maybe the story wasexciting The story is told in multiple POV, 3rd person It s the first installment in Secrets series but it can be read as a stand alone The story was well paced I liked both characters It was my first read by these authors and actually I added another book by them Over all, it was a good read, hope you enjoy it as well

  4. says:

    This book is a spin off of the Collars Cuffs series, which I am ashamed to sayI have not read yet hangs head in shame.The reason for this, is that I am just not a real big fan of BDSM Not that I mind it, it s just that it has to be written a certain way, for me to really enjoy it.Wayne and Ellis are friends and partners on the job London s Specialist Firearms unit Wayne is gayand also a Dom Ellis has only been with women.Lately, Ellis hasn t been doing so well, due to several This book is a spin off of the Collars Cuffs series, which I am ashamed to sayI have not read yet hangs head in shame.The reason for this, is that I am just not a real big fan of BDSM Not that I mind it, it s just that it has to be written a certain way, for me to really enjoy it.Wayne and Ellis are friends and partners on the job London s Specialist Firearms unit Wayne is gayand also a Dom Ellis has only been with women.Lately, Ellis hasn t been doing so well, due to several circumstanstances read a very messed up family and he seems to be on the verge of some kind of breakdown Wayne, who secretly has a thing for his friend, is very worried, but he thinks he has a solution for Ellis state of mind.He takes Ellis to a BDSM club He thinks if Ellis would just submit, he could let go of everything else and free his mind.Now I had to suspend my disbelief a little right here, because I would think, that when you are on a downward spiral and you are about to fall apartmaybe talking to a therapist or something would be better, but then againI don t know shit about BDSM Also this is a book and not real life..so.As it turns out, Ellis is indeed a sub, but accepting this factnow that s a much different story Ellis has always been raised a certain way The man is supposed to be the strong one.the one taking care of everything, and submittingwon t that make him weak Also, he is supposed to be straight.right To say that Ellis family was messed up is putting it very lightly His parents especially were horrible.Now the question iswill Ellis submit to Wayne, and will Wayne finally be able to show his friend how much he really cares for him.I enjoyed reading this book, butI had a bit of a hard time with how Ellis was introduced into the world of BDSM It just felt a bit forced to me Wayne just came in and took over everything and that s probably what a Dom is supposed to do, but it made me a bit uncomfortable I also had a hard time with Ellis just taking all the crap his family fed him all those years StillI could see these men cared a lot about each other and I think BDSM fans will love this oneThis review has been posted on Dirty Books Obsession

  5. says:

    This cover tho fans self

  6. says:

    Not fully sure of my rating yet I have mixed feelings on this book I am not sure if I am judging it harshly because it s NOT C C or if I had a hard time with the behavior of a character and that is what s doing itmaybe both.Leaning towards 3.5 starsFinal RTC soon Not fully sure of my rating yet I have mixed feelings on this book I am not sure if I am judging it harshly because it s NOT CC or if I had a hard time with the behavior of a character and that is what s doing itmaybe both.Leaning towards 3.5 starsFinal RTC soon

  7. says:

    I ve read my fair share of the BDSM genre, and often found the storyline to be overshadowed by the abundance of scenes and sex performed by the Dom sub duo Now, many may say that is to be expected from this genre, and that may be true Yet, having just finished this first novel in a new spin off series by the writing team of K.C Wells and Parker Williams, I can tell you that there are authors out there who choose to focus on the characters and allow the sex to be a byproduct of an interestin I ve read my fair share of the BDSM genre, and often found the storyline to be overshadowed by the abundance of scenes and sex performed by the Dom sub duo Now, many may say that is to be expected from this genre, and that may be true Yet, having just finished this first novel in a new spin off series by the writing team of K.C Wells and Parker Williams, I can tell you that there are authors out there who choose to focus on the characters and allow the sex to be a byproduct of an interesting and intricate plot Before You Break takes us on a journey where one man discovers that his need to give over control not only frees him mentally to be the strong man he has always been but also allows him to break the chains that have bound his sexuality for years.Growing up in a repressive and abusive family, Ellis learned at a young age that his purpose in life, according to his parents, was to become a man and care for his sister This care extended to the extreme point that when his sister disobeyed or made bad choices, it was Ellis who was held responsible and punished for it For years, this young policeman was forced to feel that no matter what he did, it was never good enough and, by turn, his sister was never expected or taught to take responsibility for her actions It was hammered into Ellis that he would be expected to marry and produce the heir that his parents wanted no discussion about it Unfortunately for Ellis, his attraction to women didn t extend beyond friendship, but that could never mean he was gay that simply was impossible and unheard of, according to his upbringing While he longed to share all his worries to his best friend, Wayne, Ellis knew if he ever dared, Wayne would surely walk away and end their friendship right then and there And that was something Ellis could not bear to have happen.Wayne was a fellow officer in the Special Ops division that Ellis was recruited into, and the two became best mates almost immediately Wayne began to notice how Ellis seemed to be falling apart, his judgment skills faltering and his concentration lacking a deadly combination for someone in their field Wayne also had a secret two, in fact One was he was head over heels in love with Ellis, and the other that he was a Dom and wanted nothingthan for Ellis to be his sub So, when a mission nearly went south due to Ellis bad decision, Wayne knew he had to do something, and that led the two men to the newly re opened BDSM club called Secrets.What unfolds in this new novel by Wells and Williams can sometimes stretch the imagination a bit far and yet, the systematic unraveling of Ellis under Wayne s sure hands is beautiful to read He literally helps Ellis break down and rebuild into the man he was meant to be, freeing him from the chains of abuse and fear that had held him for so long The authors take the time to introduce the characters slowly, building their backstories and fleshing out their thoughts and feelings along the way You are pulled into their lives, their emotions, and their relationship, gradually, as they explore their new life together and discover what secrets lay beneath for both of them To watch Wayne pour all his energy into helping Ellis find his self worth again, rebuild his confidence and stand up to a family that has spent its entire life tearing him down, makes for a compelling read Plus, the tenderness and love these two men finally reveal to each other is just so lovely to experience.If this series continues in the way this first installment, Before You Break, has gone, I daresay it will be a bold addition to the BDSM genre With finesse and care, the writing team of Wells and Williams leads us into a world where men care for each other and dare to be vulnerable while still maintaining their need to be masters of their own destinies.Reviewed by Sammy for The Novel Approach

  8. says:

    Where do you go once you leave Collars Cuffs behind Before You Break is the first book in a new series by K C Wells and Parker Williams entitled Secrets Secrets is in fact a spin off series from the authors very popular Collars Cuffs series While it really isn t necessary to read that series in order to enjoy this first book and I m proof of that as I haven t read the original series yet I have to admit I can see where parts of this book would have beenenjoyable had Where do you go once you leave Collars Cuffs behind Before You Break is the first book in a new series by K C Wells and Parker Williams entitled Secrets Secrets is in fact a spin off series from the authors very popular Collars Cuffs series While it really isn t necessary to read that series in order to enjoy this first book and I m proof of that as I haven t read the original series yet I have to admit I can see where parts of this book would have beenenjoyable had I read the original series like the scene where a group of the characters from Collars Cuffs visit Secrets on it s opening night not really required to know the background on all of these characters since, with the exception of Eli and Jarod, none of them factor into the main plotline between Ellis and Wayne, the MCs in Before You Break I admit it s just a quirky little thing of mine that I love it when characters from books that I ve read previously show up in the book I m reading at the moment, it makes me all happy and bouncy so, had I read Collars Cuffs I would have had my happy bouncy moment However, it still made me smile and want to read Collars Cuffs as soon as possible so not a fail Before You Break is a steamy friends to lovers story and starts off around the same time that Eli and Jarod arrive in London to begin the next step in their lives together as the owners of London s newest BDSM club, Secrets I really liked this couple and look forward to reading the book that covers their story, but enough about them I want to talk about Ellis and Wayne Ellis and Wayne are members of London s Specialist Firearms unit and best mates they have been for the past 6 years Their friendship was immediate from their first meeting when they were partnered together But what Ellis doesn t realize is that Wayne s also in love with him and Wayne s a DOM Ellis knows that Wayne s gay and while Ellis is supposedly straight sexuality isn t what defines their relationship I felt a little skeptical as to how this was going to be even slightly believable and was pleasantly surprised when I realized that in general this story was working for me One of the main things that made this all come together for me was the fact that while Wayne may have been gay and a DOM and in love with Ellis, I also felt that Wayne s heart was in the right place Sure, he wanted it all with Ellis but his first priority for me felt like it was Ellis s well being He wanted to help him get himself back on track because as Ellis s best friend he could see how out of control Ellis was spinning and while he didn t feel that a D s relationship was or should be a replacement for any kind of therapy he also knew that his friend was resistant to the idea of therapy so it felt like his hope was that he could help get Ellis grounded and put some discipline and structure back into his life It felt like Ellis s well being was what came first for Wayne.I liked the changes and growth that came between these two men as Ellis learned to trust Wayne in ways that he had never really considered before and I loved seeing Wayne step up not only as he introduced Ellis tot what it meant to truly be in a D s relationship but as Wayne s protective instincts took over and he helped Ellis navigate the minefield that was his family.Ellis s family as families go wasthan a little messed up and it was the strength of Wayne s love, trust and faith in Ellis that helped him to make the changes necessary to preserve his well being both mentally and physically Before You Break was a solid start for this series and I look forward to seeing what happens next for all of these men, Jarod and Eli, Ellis and Wayne as well as any new characters that are introduced and taking a jump back and getting myself caught up with Collars and Cuffs where it all began If you ve read, Collars and Cuffs I think you ll enjoy this next part of the journey and, if like me you haven t, you can jump in here and go forward without reading the first series but if it s as good as this why miss out I know I m not going to An ARC of Before You Break was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  9. says:

    3.75 stars here while I enjoyed it something didn t quite hit the mark this was a long book, lots happening and often moments that felt almost repeated Weird I know, but Wayne Ellis annoyed me at times and I definitely know that wasn t the intention Hmmm it s hard to put my finger on it so maybe I need to leave this to the readers 3.75 stars here while I enjoyed it something didn t quite hit the mark this was a long book, lots happening and often moments that felt almost repeated Weird I know, but Wayne Ellis annoyed me at times and I definitely know that wasn t the intention Hmmm it s hard to put my finger on it so maybe I need to leave this to the readers

  10. says:

    K.C Wells and Parker Williams team up again to bring us Before You Break, the first book in their new Secrets series A spin off of Collars and Cuffs, you don t need to have read those stories to appreciate this one, though fans will be as excited as I was to have a few beloved characters popping in.Aptly named, Before You Break is an intimate and moving story of one man whose world is falling apart and how, using BDSM, his friend intervenes to save him Partnered for six years in London s Spec K.C Wells and Parker Williams team up again to bring us Before You Break, the first book in their new Secrets series A spin off of Collars and Cuffs, you don t need to have read those stories to appreciate this one, though fans will be as excited as I was to have a few beloved characters popping in.Aptly named, Before You Break is an intimate and moving story of one man whose world is falling apart and how, using BDSM, his friend intervenes to save him Partnered for six years in London s Specialist Firearms unit, Wayne takes note of Ellis increasingly erratic behavior, bouts of uncontrolled anger, and dangerous mistakes at work It takes some time, but Wayne finally gets the story of what s going on in Ellis life In addition to the stresses of the job, his family obligations are doing him in both physically and mentally.Wayne presents a D s relationship as a way to give Ellis some control and provide the support he needs to get his life back on track Their relationship starts to change as the men navigate the challenges this presents in their friendship and as colleagues As the attraction between them grows and they incorporate other elements of BDSM into their relationship, the passion between them explodes.I really enjoy the way this story unfolds and what happens to both men along the way Clearly a proud and capable man, Ellis has become overwhelmed and reached his breaking point As he starts to see how having the support Wayne gives as his Dom affects him, other aspects of Ellis life begin to change as well For Wayne the changes aresubtle, having finally found his ideal submissive his confidence grows and his character softens He s tender and patient but also deliciously commanding as he guides Ellis through some very intense events in his life.K.C Wells and Parker Williams do a marvelous job with the dynamic between these two men and the changes that happen in their relationship Done in the third person, we get both Wayne and Ellis stories, plus their impressions of what the other is experiencing It really moved me to see how Ellis embraces his need for submission, and I enjoyed how Wayne responds to the challenges along the way Wayne has such a sexy way about him, when Ellis gets bratty and tests his limits so hot.This is an intimate and emotional story and Joel Leslie emphasizes it nicely with the intensity in his narration The consistent, dependable strength of Wayne flows throughout, whereas Ellis runs the gamut of emotions His desperation and fear, his panicky breakdown, and his heartbreaking defeat all come across loud and clear and stay true to Ellis character as he navigates this journey.Joel Leslie does an amazing job shifting between the alternating points of view, he keeps Ellis and Wayne s voices unique and distinct Additionally, there are a wide variety of characters in this story co workers, club members, family members, and Leslie brings something special to each of them His skill with accents is on full display in Before You Break and it is a pleasure to listen to from beginning to end.This was a deeply moving story for me Watching Ellis discover and embrace his needs, and seeing the joy it gives Wayne to provide it was really lovely These two unfulfilled men come together and become whole in the process In Ellis words as he kneels at Wayne s feet, For the first time in his life he d found his place

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