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(A Material World #2)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  659 ratings  ·  107 reviews
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
Published July 8th 2017 by Island Tales Press (first published July 6th 2017)
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
The steamy moments in this book are particularly tantalizing. The scene where Joel takes Ross on the couch while Ross is still wearing a satin dress is only topped by the scene in Ross's ballet studio.

Like the fabric he prefers when he performs as a female impersonator (not a drag queen), Ross is sensual and lovely. When he strips for Joel and begins stretching in the nude, Joel's brain spontaneously combusts.

Joel considers himself a boring copper, but he just hasn't met the right person yet.
Denise H.
***** A Divine tale. Stunning. ***** A must read !
The talented singer/dancer and the cop, yummy !
In the setting of England, we have Detective Constable Joel working with his partner Trish as they are undercover at a nightclub, and they spend evenings there, listening to the entertainment.
Joel, 34, enjoys Satin's sultry singing,

so naturally, when the stakeout is over, he goes back to the club to listen to the sexy singer.
Satin, 26, joins Joel after "her" show,

and Joel discovers Satin is
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The book was Meh... let's get to the good stuff which is the reason this has 3 stars instead of 2.5..

The barre.


The flexibility needed.


The stretches one must do on the barre to "cool down."

The opportunity that presents itself when you have the ballet studio to yourself with another hot male watching you.

I'll give you a minute to visualize...


Did that help? It depicts the scene in the book perfectly... if you take away the clothes and add another naked male *ahem*
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As beautifully sexy as the material of the title

I adore K C Wells' romantic novellas with a little bit of a twist. They're sensuous, sexy but full of emotions and just the teensy bit of a hint of spice.

I also love books with a British setting and this one based in England's capital with a Metropolitan Police detective constable and an aspiring dancer and nightclub singer who performs as a female impersonator is a delight.

There's always a lightness of touch when K C writes this style, the
Nat ReadingAllNite
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Satin is an evocative word, making one think of smooth, shiny and sleek. It's an apt simile for this story, beyond the dress fabric in the book. Ross is a female impersonator, not a drag queen, singing old torch songs in a nightclub. Ross’s true vocation though, is ballet. Joel, a cop undercover in the club, is intrigued by “Satin”, Ross’s alter-ego. Joel is in complete denial of his bisexuality, simply because he's never chosen to act on any male attraction he's felt, and says he's straight. “ ...more
One of the books I read this crazy summer and haven't had a chance to really review yet. I definitely liked it though. Sexy, low angst and holy hot ballet studio sex. Full review to hopefully come soon.
✿ Eva ✿
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This made up for what the first book lacked and therefore I am happily giving this four stars for two great MCs, an unique plot and a heartwarming friendship and romance.
Like the first one, a fun, sexy little read if you suspend reality a bit. Very . ...more
The 2nd in this fabulous series, Satin can be read as a standalone.

Joel Hunter is a DC (Detective Constable) on a surveillance job with his partner Trish, in a bar/lounge, hoping that the owner comes by so he can be arrested.

The stakeout is going fine, but then Joel is rather distracted when Satin takes the stage - a beautiful singer whose sultry voice nearly puts Joel under a spell.

Shortly thereafter, with the bar owner locked up and the stakeout over, but unable to get Satin out of his mind,
4.5 stars from me. I liked this one much more than Lace, and it can definitely be read as a standalone.

Yes, we had an MC [Joel] who was rather closed off communication-wise, but I would suspect that he just couldn't believe [read was gobsmacked ] that he was so attracted to another guy, and didn't know how to deal properly with it [hence the sage advice from Trisha, his CID partner, and the LGBT liaison officer Pete]; having said that, Ross/Satin had his stupid moments too, so I certainly
Rachel Emily
I really loved this story, I enjoyed the writing and the love developing between Joel and Ross. Although things seemed to happen pretty quickly, it flowed well. And MAN these two had some seriously great chemistry together. The scene at Ross' rehearsal studio? HOT. Loved this and can't wait for the next book in this series, Silk.
Almost 4 stars.
I enjoyed this book. I liked both MCs and their story. Pretty much drama free.
Loved the sex scene in the ballet studio. It was super hot and original.
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book had some smexy scenes but didn't quite give me any romance "feels". Both MCs were so inhibited that there wasn't much relationship development. The book just felt like a series of hookups.

Ross had a history of falling too quickly and getting burned. His reservation was understandable, especially since Joel was reportedly straight. While they were seeing each other, Joel kept giving Ross non commitment signals too. But in Ross's defense, he was the one who initiated first contact at the
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sweet, romantic, and super sexy.

The female impersonator aspect to this book caught my interest first. Add in the straight cop who may not be so straight? Instantly hooked. K.C. Wells’s Satin is a fun-filled, sweet and sexy romance.

This book was adorable and low on angst, and I just loved it! So our cop, Joel Hunter, is on a stake out at a club when a knockout brunette in a red satin dress comes out on stage. Joel’s enthralled by her singing, and he just can’t keep his eyes off her. It’s a huge
Oct 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq
Well these guys were far hotter than the book 1 MCs so that was a bonus ... I'm enjoying the little kink in this series and it seems that the MCs are all somewhat sweet, vulnerable and a little naive. There is nothing wrong with a little sappy romance and this was very cute !
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While Lace was nice...Satin was totally smooth...

Detective Joel Hunter is on a stakeout with his partner, Trish at The Paradise Club when he first sees the singer 'Satin'. He's more than a little fixated with her and arranges for them to return until the assignment is finished and the club's owner is behind bars.

With the assignment finished and no reason to return to Club Paradise, Joel finds he's unable to get the sultry singer out of his mind and returns to the club at his first
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

This was too short and yet it was the perfect number of words and pages, enough to get me to loving Ross and Joel.

I loved Lace, the first of this series, but boy, Ross pulled the rug from under David and Shawn on this one. Joel, he had his bad moments, like being indecisive, but I can't blame him for it, he was treading softly and carefully, well they both were. I love the chemistry between Joel and Ross.

At 46,000 I really
Jess A Jaye
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved the first in the A Material World series, Lace so book 2 Satin had some big boots, or should that be sexy panties ; ) to fill. And boy did it! KC Wells totally knocked it out of the park once again.
Satin is a female impersonator and singer and the alter ego of Ross a baller dancer.
Joel Hunter a police detective first spots Satin while working undercover and he is immediately intrigued. His intrigue turns to confusion when he discovers that Satin is actually Ross under his beautiful
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another bloody BRILLIANT hit by K.C. Wells! I absolutely loved this book!!
Joel encounters singer Satin but when he finally gets to meet Satin there's more than meets the eye. In the form of Ross.
I fell in love with Ross from the start. He's this little bundle of loving, sweet man that all you want to do is wrap in bubble wrap and protect from the world because his soul is so pure and full of light. When he meets Joel, there is just no way that Joel can NOT be interested in him as a friend or
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read a copy of this book via Kindle Unlimited for Wicked Reads

Satin was a great edition to the series. I loved Ross and Joel. I liked how Joel kept meeting Ross even though he wasn't sure why. He was drawn in but couldn't admit why. I liked how they developed a friendship and then got to the good stuff. When Joel and Ross had sex while Ross was still wearing the dress, that was a great scene in the book. This book was light on the angst and filled with good vibes. I will say that I wanted to
Barb ~rede-2-read~
ARC provided by the publisher through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial review.

Smooth, sleek, silky—all words that define not only the fabric featured in this story of the same name, but also Russ Dauntry, the female impersonator with the beautiful voice and even more beautiful body.

While on a stakeout, Detective Constable Joel Hunter can’t believe how attractive he finds the sultry songstress in the sleek red satin gown as she croons torch songs such as “Maybe
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of the things I like best about KC Wells’ writing is her characters. I know I can pick up one of her books and be assured of finding well written characters who portray plenty of emotion, are realistic, and who will experience growth during their story. Here in Satin, that’s just as true as ever with Joel and Ross—and particularly with Joel.

Joel has always been with women previously. He may have cast an eye towards attractive men before, but never acted on anything since he never felt
Helena Stone
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Before I get into my review proper of this charming, delightful, and sexy story I want to say that while Satin may be the second book in a series, there is no reason why you couldn’t read it as a stand-alone. That’s not to say that I don’t urge you to read Lace too, but you can do on either side of reading Satin.

The problem with giving five stars to a book is that officially you can’t go any higher. And I have to admit that no matter how much I adored Lace, I loved Satin even more. I felt closer
Mari  Cardenas
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

Detective Constable Joel Hunter hasn't had much luck with relationships or perhaps he hasn't been dating the right people. Whatever it is, he's spellbound when he listens to the beautiful Satin one night at a club where his partner and him are on surveillance. He's surprised when he finds out that Satin is really Ross Dauntry, a female impersonator and dancer, but more surprising is how well they get along. Despite Joel being straight, when Ross asks Joel out for coffee, Joel can't say
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
K.C. Wells is one of those authors I can keep reading and reading. Her new book is no exception. I was hooked from the beginning and I flew through the pages. As usual, her writing is exceptional, flowing and natural. Ross and Joel are compelling characters who I fell in love with.
I loved that Joel didn’t question his bisexuality that much. Okay, he had to wrap his head around it but that went fairly quickly. It was more his failed relationships in the past that made him self-conscious of
Becky Condit
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Although I read and thoroughly enjoyed Lace, the second novella in KC Wells’ Material World series took me by surprise. It answered a lot of questions I had about the various reasons a man might wear what are traditionally women’s clothing and even perform in them. Well researched, as KC always does with her books. That would be reason enough to read Satin. The main reason, though, is it is a good romance with characters who live real lives and find love amid the chaos of going through their day ...more
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Satin can be read as a standalone story.
What I like about KC Wells is that she gives you characters you can believe in. Joel's confidence in dating is at a low point. Women think he's boring. Ross (Satin) has also had bad luck dating. They start meeting as friends and get on so well together. The story unfolds from there.

What I like about both Lace (book 1) and Satin is that in both cases the main characters have to learn to be comfortable with themselves. Ross likes to wear Satin because it
Cammey Kelley
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'll start by saying, this book is definitely in my top 10 for the year! I absolutely loved it! The MC's were lovable and their chemistry is off the charts!

Joel is a straight police detective who hasn't had luck with past relationships. Ross, aka Satin, is a female impersonator/ ballet dancer, who tends to fall for the wrong guys. This unlikely pair meet while Joel is undercover at the club where Satin performs.

Although Joel has been attracted to men in the past, he hasn't acted those instances,
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

With a little bit of kink and all the heat I enjoyed in Lace, the second novella in this series is a a lovely naughty treat. This time our hero is more into satin than lace and we even get a little bit of naked ballet for our enjoyment.

Joel is working as an undercover cop when he first discovers his attraction to Ross, a gorgeous female impersonator in a beautiful satin dress. Joel’s attraction to a man is a surprise and as a
Denise GremoryKohta
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is what I'm talking about. Satin is everything I wanted and more. Not only did we get the love story of Ross and Joel but K. C. Wells also tackled some misconceptions. As with Lace, you have a man who likes the feel of a certain material against his skin. I like how the writer goes into why and how it makes Ross feel. That is one of the many reasons I love this author. K. C. Doesn't skin the surface. You get the details also, making the stories full of character and rich in depth without ...more
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K.C. Wells lives on an island off the south coast of the UK, surrounded by natural beauty. She writes about men who love men, and can’t even contemplate a life that doesn’t include writing.
The rainbow rose tattoo on her back with the words 'Love is Love' and 'Love Wins' is her way of hoisting a flag. She plans to be writing about men in love - be it sweet, slow, hot or kinky - for a long while to

Other books in the series

A Material World (4 books)
  • Lace (A Material World #1)
  • Silk (A Material World, #3)
  • Denim (A Material World #4)