The Golden Handcuffs (Pursuit of Love) by K.C. Carmine

The newest addition to the Pursuit of Love series with even more focus on BDSM, featuring two men suffering from their pasts but coming together in a beautiful way that allows them to find a special person to love.

Dive into the world of kink with The Golden Handcuffs. When kink and grief combine you have this a hurt comfort with a sexual awakening story.

From the blurb:

In pursuit of a fresh start, Finley finds more than an awakening when he falls for a mysterious Dom.

Grieving the loss of his son, Finley flees his idyllic island life for the bustle of inner-city London. There, he falls down a BDSM rabbit hole when he scores a job at The Golden Handcuffs. Having never experienced true connection before, Finley begins to unearth desires he never knew existed, and quickly becomes fascinated with a Dom who brings his deepest fantasies to life.

Kage may be alone, but he’s not lonely. After an accident left him with a limp and a shattered heart, he knows he’ll never find love again. But he’s fine with that. Working as a Dom, helping people find or lose themselves under his touch is his life’s calling. But when a man with green eyes and hair like fire kneels before him on his stage, his whole world flips upside down. Finley might be the only person who understands his trauma, which sends Kage’s walls crumbling down.
Two broken men can’t form a wholesome relationship.

But can they help each other and create a bond that transcends grief and embraces an alternative lifestyle? Neither Finley nor Kage are ready to find out. Yet.

A standalone MM book 5 from Pursuit of Love series. 360 pages / 69k words

The Golden Handcuffs includes: a brooding Dom, a security guard with a past, BD$M club setting, voyeurism, exhibitionism, hurt/comfort, D/S dynamics, MM pairing, HEA.
TW/CW inside the book and on the author's website.

SNik's review:

Fourth in series (Pursuit of Love), but can be read as a standalone. BDSM. Hurt/comfort. Dual POV. Heed content warnings. 

Finley moves to London, not necessarily for a fresh start, but to survive day to day in a different environment until he gets closure on the death of his son. Meeting Master Kage opens up all kinds of new thoughts and feelings for Finley, and although neither man is looking for a relationship they have an intense attraction and connection that they can’t seem to deny. 

Even though this story touches on grief and mental and physical health issues, it actually was a low angst journey for Finley and Kage as they progressed from D/s interactions to becoming friendly coworkers at the BDSM club, to intense feelings of affection and yearning. Both Finley and Kage are likable, suffering from past trauma, and yet find the strength to open themselves up to the possibility of love. Consent and kink positivity feature throughout this book, with some cameos from previous characters in the series, and with a large contingent of supportive secondary characters, this was a well written and entertaining read.

Molly Otto's review:

Finley is running from his old life, not really caring what happens to him after the loss of his son. When he starts working at Golden Handcuffs, he is immediately drawn to Master Kage, as is he to him. As Finley delves into the world of BDSM he doesn't expect to find hope and a new beginning. Kage has been closed off since losing his partner years ago. What he doesn't expect in this new to the scene sub is a new beginning.

Their journey is by no means easy, but wow, is it beautifully done. You get thrown into the club and its inner workings along with the kink lifestyle. You grow to love and understand why these men are they way they are as well as why they can be for the other. The bond is fire. You can tell from first looks that they will be perfection once they allow the other in.

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