I am a HUGE fangirl of anything K.C. Wells, and Debt was a fantastic new addition to my “why I adore K.C. Wells” list. The world build up is phenomenal, the characters are so well written and the storyline was compelling and believable.
I love older characters now in books. Mitch was a fantastic example of that. High school teacher, out and proud gay man who had his head on straight, and an all around well liked dude. I liked how even though everyone had their own opinion on how he should “move on” after his breakup with his ex, he still stayed true to himself and didn’t let other people influence him.
Then there was sweet, determined Nikko. OMG did I love Nikko. So brave, loyal and incredibly adorable. I ached so much for him throughout the story. Such an amazing man. Giving up everything to help his brother. I’m a hardcore believer in family.
When Mitch first meets Nikko, the attraction was palpable. They clicked right away, and of course there were the usual doubts floating around, luckily they were fairly short lived. Mitch was an amazing confidant for Nikko in the little time he could afford (literally) to spend with Nikko. There was a few very intense moments for Nikko, considering he worked for a brothel, where with enough money spent, anything goes. These moments were fairly vague, which I appreciate, but they are in there so fair warning.
I gave this book a 4.5 star rating, it was an amazing book from K.C. Wells and the only qualm I had was how close the MC’s became, but STILL couldn’t talk openly about the future. It just felt like, after all they had been through this shouldn’t have been an issue and just seemed to stretch the story a little too far. Otherwise, it was still a fantastic book that I will definitely recommend to anyone and everyone I can!
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Two months after Mitch Jenkins had the rug pulled out from under him when his two-year relationship came to an abrupt end, he is still hurting. A colleague’s attempt to cheer him up brings Mitch to a secret “club.” Mitch isn’t remotely interested in the twinks parading like peacocks, until he spies the young man at the back of the room, nose firmly in a book and oblivious to his surroundings. Now Mitch is interested.
Nikko Kurokawa wants to pay his debt and get the hell out of the Black Lounge—where he is forced to not only have sex, but sometimes suffer abuse to please clients. Earning his freedom isn’t proving easy, especially when he starts attracting interest. Life becomes that little bit easier to bear when he meets Mitch, who is nothing like the other men who frequent the club. And when Mitch crawls under his skin and into his heart, Nikko figures he can put up with anything. Before long he’ll be out of there, and he and Mitch can figure out if they have a future together.
Neither of them counted on those who don’t want Nikko to leave….