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An Unlocked Mind

Narrated by: Joel Leslie
Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)
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Rob Daniels is determined to prove to himself that his brother Alex got it wrong. Alex believes he found love through BDSM; Rob is certain that’s not possible. He even makes several visits to a London club to prove his point. But when he attends the grand opening of Secrets, Rob gets a shock, one that has him fleeing, vowing never to return - until he does...and runs into the brick wall that is Dom Vic Prentiss. As first meetings go, theirs is a disaster.

The more time he spends around Rob, the more convinced Vic becomes of two things - one, something is eating away at Rob, and two, he’s looking for something. Every instinct tells Vic to help him, but trying to unlock the secrets hidden in Rob’s mind requires a key. All Vic has to do is find it. Because maybe then he’ll get to see the real Rob, the man who’s scared to let go....

©2018 Dreamspinner Press (P)2018 Dreamspinner Press

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so good such a great surprise

Narrator score🎧 : as always Joel just made a perfect job! I loved it. I actually waited a year to listen to the book and he didn't disappoint...

Level of steam🔥: ok .... I will give it 5 out of 5 because the moments was hot. But, when you hear the word BDSM you imagine pain as a relief to reach sub space, bondage, or something special that is from the lifestyle.... that was what we learned from books ... and it's true in many cases.... but this book (I will not tell you what is about but still....) was a slow burn through and through.... and I loved it.... me likes it very much....

Level of anxiety and sadness😢: you will not cry in this book.... you will not feel anxiety in this book.... you may feel sadness for Rob and in some parts for Vic.... but it's not about anxiety or sadness.... it's about revealing yourself to yourself....

The book itself📖: well I waited for this book.... oh, how I waited for this book.... I did buy it on Kindle as an ebook and believe me my finger itched.... I even began to read it.....but all I could hear in my head was Joel's voice ! and I decided that I will be a patient person..... and will wait till the magician will do his magic..... and I wasn't disappointed ... I will say....( and those who read the previous series to this one collars and cuffs would probably know) that I hated the little piece of .... with the name of Rob..... and how much I love him now 😍😍😍😍 I do I really do.... yes it took time even when you read the book or listen to it( I really recommend you to listen to it )to understand Rob.... but when you do.... you will get to the sweetness in the onion.... and you will understand all the layers of this little person .....and about Vic 😍😍😍😍 if I would have been in the lifestyle as a submissive I would probably would love to have a dominant as Vic..... because his patients , his tranquility mesmerised me.... I love him very much( and yeah I love Darren and Eli as dominance very much they are my favorites from collars and cuffs well and Allen as well) but Vic may take a new place in my heart... I really will not tell you a single word about the book..... about what you should expect from this book.... but everything you you could have expected will be probably not what you will get.... in the best way ever.... I adored this book and I think I am in a kind of hangover after it.... I didn't expected to be but I am a bit.... in the best way possible

for all of you that ask if you can read or listen to Rob's and Vic's book as a book and not part of the series..... the answer is ...yes you can! but, know that you will hear about another characters.... and you will get spoilers for those characters.... if you want to know Alex's story or if you want to know Eli's story..... you will probably have to read them first because they are a factor for this book to exist especially Alex

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Loved it!

I’m a big sucker for redemption stories and man what a story this is! Rob and Vic are perfect together. Joel Leslie knocked the narration out of the park!

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Loved it

I been waiting for this. And Rob's story. And it was nothing I expect. Great story with unexpected twist. And a feisty brat!

And the narrator did an amazing job and made it an very enjoyable listen.

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Performance helps the trope story

After two great stories about friends to lovers where the two men were of similar age and of a submissive who is 50 years old and shows that submission is a mentality, not an age range, Im really REALLY disappointed by how bland the two main characters are. Theyre tropey.

The only reason they carry weight is one has significance with Alex, a veteren of the series. But Vic is just another mouthy sassy rich dom with a new age twist to him and his sub is the typical twinkish, much younger, brat who's life needs fixing. And it's tiring and overdone.

I liked the variety of the past two stories I read, and to be honest, I could go for more stories about Jared and Ellis, as they are my favorite subs, both in personality and trope breakage. But this going back to 'rich bossy thicc dom' and 'sad scared poor mouthy 20 something brat sub' is disappointing. If it werent for those two being in this story (especially Ellis' usual precious bear-tier grumpy cuteness), this story would have nothing for me.

Joel is still god though.

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Beautiful Story, Joel Leslie is Excellent

An Unlocked Mind, the second book in K.C. Wells and Parker Williams’ Secrets series, is now available in audio. I’ve waited over a year to listen to Joel Leslie read this one to me, and I’m so happy! Mr. Leslie’s performance is excellent. He brings these characters to reality and infuses so much emotion into this story. I can’t imagine enjoying a Secrets novel any other way.

K.C. Wells and Parker Williams have created an amazing world in their interwoven Collars and Cuffs and Secrets series. The characters are passionate and they deal with some powerful issues. When I saw we were finally going to get Rob Daniels’ story, I knew An Unlocked Mind was going to be intense.

Fans of the Collars and Cuffs series will remember Alex’s bratty younger brother Rob from An Unlocked Heart. If you don’t, or haven’t read books from either collection yet, don’t worry. The authors do a wonderful job of blending the brothers’ stories into this one, so you won’t miss a thing. Just like the rest of the novels in both of these series, An Unlocked Mind can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Rob is headstrong and stubborn and I honestly couldn’t believe some of his antics. Basically the Best. Brat. Ever! This mischievous boy is definitely not like any submissive Vic’s known before. Rob’s spunk and sass are just what Vic needs to get him out of his rut.

While all of the relationships in this series are unique, I’ve got to say Vic and Rob’s journey stole my heart. From their very first interaction these two men light a spark in each other that results in great chemistry. I can’t wait to see where they go from here.

As the series grows it appears Wells and Williams are having great fun blending scenes with characters from previous books. I’m enjoying watching how everyone’s progressing and how they impact each other’s lives. I can’t help it; at this point I’m totally invested. An Unlocked Mind is a great addition, but buyer beware: once you try one, you’ll want more!

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  • Karen
  • Belgium, Europe
  • 01-27-19

Amazing redemption story! All the feels!

The Secrets series soars to new heights with this one and to me it really stands out from the other books in the Collars and Cuffs & Secrets universe. I enjoyed reading all the books in these two series, but a couple of them resonated with me more than others and An Unlocked Mind is absolutely joining Dom of Ages at the top of my list.

Rob makes for a very unlikely sub with his cocky attitude, which he never loses, and that’s definitely part of why I adore him so much. The vulnerability he hides behind his bravado and the guilt he struggles with for how he treated his brother tugged at my heartstrings so much. I love the way Rob grows throughout this story, trying so hard to redeem himself, though sometimes stumbling along the way. I’m a sucker for redemption stories, especially of characters who messed up for MC’s from previous books in a series, so Rob was an unexpected treat for me!

Vic is the perfect match for Rob and at times almost too amazing and insightful. I loved seeing such a strong and outwardly tough looking guy be so caring and gentle, oh the magic of a Dom written exactly right. He’s there for Rob even when they barely know each other (or even like each other yet), no strings attached. I also adored him for not being too hung up on “the way things are usually done” and being open to it when Robs steps up to steer their relationship forward. The only thing that could have made this better for me was if Vic had also had a bit more of a growth arc himself. Apart from his love for Rob, he’s pretty much the same guy at the end as he was at the beginning of the book.

I loved seeing Jarod and Eli again, and I especially liked the burgeoning friendship between Jarod and Rob, which gets off to a rocky start because of the awful way Rob treated his brother Alex, who’s one of Jarod’s closest friends. We get the start of a new group of friends here and I hope their circle will continue to grow. Because I need the stories!

Narration: Joel Leslie did a truly wonderful job and I hope he’ll get to do the entire series. I very much enjoyed his performance, as I always do. He takes such care with the accents and has a great take on all the characters, main and secondary. I also love the consistency he can bring to the voices throughout the series. I cannot imagine Jarod or Eli sounding different all of the sudden from how they were in Dom of Ages, for example. That would not be a good thing. At all.

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  • Delano
  • 12-31-18

Love Book 2 as much as book 1

I have been waiting a year for this audio and it was well worth it. If you have read book 1 of Collars and Cuffs, you’ll remember Rob(Alec nasty little brother) and you would have little empathy for him. But this book is written so well that you understand and are rooting for Him and Vic by the 2nd chapter.
I also love the way the stories from the other books and characters intertwine. And as usual the narration is flawless, altogether a brilliant listen.