I've had Princely Submission on my radar since it came out, but I was waiting for the perfect gap in my schedule to read it and enjoy. With Mr. Kristofer on the cover as Stuart and his real life partner, Pup Amp modelling for Jordan, I knew the inside of the book would be just as hot as the outside and I didn't want to be rushed...
From the Author:
Who says This love has to be gentle?
A spoiled prince on his first overseas tour is torn between resenting his hot bodyguard—and yearning for him.
Prince Jordan is twenty years old, rich, and finally seeing the world. The last thing he needs is a babysitter. Especially one as rigid as Stuart Whitmore, an older, muscular man who makes it clear from their first meeting that there will be consequences if Jordan misbehaves.
No one has ever laid a hand on Jordan his whole life, but for the first time he’s contemplating the possibility—and trying to figure out which buttons to push to achieve his goal. Because there’s something behind Stuart’s eyes that tells him he feels the same magnetic pull that Jordan does.
Stuart doesn’t give a damn that Jordan is a prince—he’s still the most entitled brat he’s ever laid eyes on. He’s also a temptation, igniting desires Stuart had thought long since extinguished. The prince needs a firm hand and Stuart is just the man to provide it, but there’s a vulnerability to Jordan that calls to him.
A call that proves too difficult to ignore.
What happens when discipline crosses the line into intense heat?
And what are the ramifications when the connection becomes so much more than just physical…
For both of them?
Princely Submission is a study in contrasts - sheltered/worldly, younger/older age gap, dominant/submissive, inexperienced/skilled, old world/new world, prince/body guard and similarities - men looking for love and not knowing quite how to achieve it, duty and honour being in the forefront...
I really love how in tune the characters are with each other from nearly the beginning - the ability to see beyond expectations and first impressions makes it possible for Jordan and Stuart to begin a relationship. Stuart's protective nature works both for and against the relationship in a way that just screams authenticity.
I don't typically go for the body guard/client trope, but K.C. Wells has managed to pull off a much deeper relationship story that happens to have a body guard trope. I honestly think it's because of the D/s relationship and history of the characters that makes the world that she built so amazing!