Chosen (Wild Woods Book 1) by Jason Collins

Chosen is the first book of a new series from Jason Collins, where men that thrive in the wilderness meet their matches. Damon and Sam have an immediate connection when they meet, and even though Sam has his job in another state, Damon's not willing to let go of the first man he has ever loved.

From the blurb:


I used to think I wanted to be in control—but every command that rolls off Damon Anderson’s tongue proves just how wrong I was.

When bad weather traps us in a cabin together on the way to his wilderness retreat, his domineering presence unlocks something more terrifying than the storm raging outside—my own desperate need to surrender.

Now, it’s achingly clear why no man ever held my interest until now.
I want to be controlled. Commanded. Conquered.
I want to kneel and obey and indulge this intoxicating man’s every whim. To lose myself in the thrill of being possessed and protected.
Damon wants to own me—and I want nothing more than to let him.


I’ve always felt at home in the wild, but nothing set loose the untamed thing inside me until I heard Sam Watson say, “Yes, sir.”

Running a wilderness operation taught me to expect the unexpected. I can build an emergency shelter or splint a broken arm without blinking. But nothing could have prepared me for the rush of claiming Sam—mind, body, and soul—and bending him to my will awakens cravings I’ve never felt for any woman.

His desire to please me fuels a need I’ve never allowed myself to explore with anyone, let alone a man, but guiding him into surrender feels like the most natural thing in the world.

With every order he obeys, Sam shows me how much he’s willing to give—and I’m going to take it all.

Chosen is the first book in the Wild Woods series. It can be read as a standalone with no cliffhanger.

SNik's review:

First in series (Wild Woods). Forced proximity. Light BDSM. Instalove. Dual POV. 

Taking time off from being a celebrity journalist, Sam just wants a break and to connect with nature, not expecting to fall for the handsome and very capable co-owner of the wilderness resort. Damon may not have ever been with a man before, but he knows he wants Sam, and the fact that he lets him dominate him leads to all kinds of dreams of a possible future. Sam lives in a different state, so can a city boy really give that up to live in the mountains, maybe it’s possible with Damon promising to care and protect him. 

This story has high steam, and a sweet connection between two men that fall completely and overcome their doubts together quickly. I enjoyed that there was no hesitation from Damon about Sam, that Sam enjoyed his submission as much as Damon, and the only slight angst was outside the relationship. An entertaining and fun start to a new series.

Chosen is currently available as an e-book and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription