Sunday, 1 October 2017

Silk (A Material World #3) by K.C. Wells

65000 words
Publisher: Island Tales Press
Buy links: Amazon US | Amazon UK
Available on Kindle Unlimited


Matt Dorning likes his life just the way it is. Escorting provides him with enough money to live in his favorite city, New York, and he’s been doing it long enough that he knows the rules: don’t give it away when there’s always someone who'll pay for it; always leave them wanting more; and never, never lose your heart to a client.

Lucas Sawyer is about to challenge all Matt’s rules. He’s a beautiful man who shouldn’t need to pay for sex, and yet Matt knows he’s the latest hooker in a long line. Lucas lives a life Matt can only dream of, but it doesn’t appear to make him happy: there’s something going on beneath that poised, self-assured exterior. And Matt also knows that his time with Lucas won’t last forever - escorts have a certain shelf life where he’s concerned.

So what happens when the man who doesn’t ‘do’ relationships, starts to question his life? Lucas is about to embark on a journey of self discovery…and Matt’s life is about to get messy…

Although this is part of the Material World series, it is a stand alone novella. Expect sex, silk, and sensuality.


I’m facing a bit of a dilemma. You see, I absolutely adored this story. For me it is most definitely the best in the ‘A Material World’ series so far. So, I could easily gush about this book for several long paragraphs. On the other hand, I would love for you to discover all the joys this story brings for yourself. We’ll see what happens once I start my review proper.

Because there is a lot to gush about in this book. Both Lucas and Matt are wonderful and very easy to like characters. The interactions between them, right from the first moment they meet, were inspired, entertaining, and for the most part brought a huge grin to my face. Even when communication appears to break down, as it is bound to do with two men who don’t really know each other too well yet, it wasn’t in a frustrating — I want to smack their heads together — sorta way. In fact, I have to admit that I fell hard for both Matt and Lucas almost as soon as they were first introduced to me.

Sexy times between these men, you ask? Scorching is the first word that springs to mind, but it is closely followed by tender, sweet, and heartwarming. As Matt and Lucas’s ‘relationship’ changes from purely business to something more, even if neither of them can figure out exactly what form that ‘more’ might take initially, so does the intimacy between them. In my mind this was a perfect example of the sex scenes enhancing the story and pushing it forward.

Of course life is never just plain sailing, and neither are relationships in romantic novels, so Matt and Lucas do walk into one or two roadblocks on their way towards each other. Lucas, the einzelgänger, has to come to terms with the fact that he does want and need a partner in his life after all, while Matt needs to figure out if and/or how his escorting is going to fit in with having Lucas in his life. The issues are real and while the solutions appear obvious, both men need to come to terms with the changes in their feelings and lives before everything falls into place.

While the relationship between Lucas and Matt definitely falls under the ‘May to December’ header, I was very pleasantly surprised to find that wasn’t a main thread in this story. The age difference is mentioned once or twice but at no point does it provide a roadblock as far as these two men are concerned. I do love it when a story does not follow a predictable path.

The secondary characters in this book were fabulous. I can’t honestly say that surprised me; K.C. Wells is in a league of her own when it comes to writing memorable side characters. In this case I would love to add both Angela (Matt’s sister) and Grandma Diane (Lucas’s grandmother) to my list of people I wouldn’t mind meeting in real life — provided they’d bring Matt and Lucas along. J

I don’t usually say anything about the cover of the books I read in my reviews. I’m not a very visual person and just don’t tend to pay a lot of attention to them. In this case though, even that is worth at least some gushing; not only are the men on this cover stunning and hot, they are also exactly how I imagined Lucas and Matt.

I guess I ended up producing a gush fest after all. Maybe that was unavoidable. To summarize it all: If you’re looking for a story that’s going to make you smile and laugh out loud, a tale where you’ll fall in love with both MCs, and a addictive feel good read, I highly recommend Silk. I do hope there’ll be more ‘A Material World’ books in the not too distant future.

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