Reviewed by Cinnamon
SERIES: A Material World Book 2
AUTHOR: K.C. Wells
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 230 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 6, 2017
Can a touch of Satin bring a straight copper to his knees?
Detective Joel Hunter is on surveillance when he first lays eyes on Satin, the singer with the amazing voice, which is as beautiful as she is. But when the stake-out comes to an end, he can’t resist going back to the bar. He gets a shock when he learns what lies beneath the satin dress, but an even bigger one when he realizes he’s attracted to the owner of that sultry voice – Ross Dauntry.
Ross can’t figure out why the cop keeps coming back, even after he’s learned the truth. Is Joel attracted to him, or to Satin? Because the answer is important, and one way or another, Ross needs to know…
Satin is the second book in the A Material World series but can be read as a standalone. It has no connection with the first book whatsoever. The subject matter seems to focus on diversity, as well as the first, in the form of the special material named in the title.
We get a “straight” cop who in reality is slowly discovering his own bisexuality and a gorgeous young man who is a great singer, a female impersonator as well as a talented dancer. Their chance meeting leads to a bumpy journey both of them have to endure, but in the end they all come out stronger and happier together.
The writing is solid as usual, the chemistry is well portrayed and the inner struggles have a good balance with all the other details and they form an intriguing, heartwarming and entertaining read.
The plot-line is well built, all the secondary characters add to the story, some you wanna hug, some you wanna smack on the head, but the feels are definitely there. However, some parts were too predictable, and some were way too cheesy for my taste.
Ross is a unique, complex character and I liked him until his snide remark about drag queens. After that I was just trying to ignore that sentence to be able to enjoy the story and by the second half his personality won and I just pretended he wasn’t that rude before. He is a talented dancer and his hard work finally pays off.
Ross and Joel share some explosive chemistry and their deepening feelings are real. The obstacles they have to overcome are realistic and lifelike and all the twists add to form a great story you will enjoy, especially if you are new to the mm genre.