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The Breakup

(The fourth book in the Keyholder series)
A Novella by

Cody is just settling into his submission, learning to completely trust his Dom, Jake, again after the revelations about Tony, when something happens to make Cody question his importance in Jake's life. Deliberately provoking Jake into an argument works only too well. Their argument escalates and Cody says things he regrets as soon as the words leave his mouth, but then is too stubborn to take back. When Cody makes a dramatic declaration that he wants to leave, Jake reluctantly agrees. A chance confrontation at a BDSM club results in a torrid scene between the two lovers, but what will happen when the scene is over? Will they be able to find what they thought they'd lost forever? Or will bitter memories keep them apart?

AUTHOR'S NOTE: I wondered what would happen if two people who had been best friends discovered they were in love, but one of them was a Dom. What would that journey look like? Would they be able to make it as a couple? This series chronicles that journey, with both Cody and Jake having to find their way. I decided to serialize their story to show the slow progression of a complicated relationship. This relationship happens to be a D/s coupling, but I think any new love story has potential pitfalls and requires a lot of give and take.

Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Breakup (The Keyholder Book 4)
Author(s): Shannon West
Publisher: Dark Hollows Press, LLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU