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What He Hides

(Desires #3)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  562 ratings  ·  62 reviews
Everett Butcher is a successful vlogger with a secret. By day, he’s The Crock Cock, the internet’s hottest, gayest, and most naked chef. By night, he’s ConcealedandCuffed, a secret submissive who bends to the random whims that hit his inbox. To protect his identity and his career, Everett is careful to never show his face and to never play with the same guy twice. But Ever ...more
Kindle Edition, 1 edition, 285 pages
Published March 25th 2018 by Paper Gold Publishing
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Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was not good - Xavier was no Dom and felt more of a switch. Perhaps the author should have stuck with a romance as they were nice characters, especially Ev but there was just crap and scenes thrown in that had no flow, relevance or chemistry. I struggled with this. Great cover but the rest ... hmmm not great at all
Apr 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
I wish I hadn’t paid for this 🤷🏻‍♀️

D to the N to a big old F.
Apr 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
Story was too silly. Everett needed to get a job. The D/s was a joke. Gorgeous book cover. DNF.
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was ok

Just a ‘meh’. Nothing horrible about this book. I didn’t finish it feeling angry or frustrated. And I did finish it, so there is that. I just didn’t enjoy it. I had to skim most of the last 30%. It just seemed like a lot of nothing. Boy has crush. Boy get boy. The end. The brother drama seemed so strange but also, again, I didn’t care. I felt true apathy. I suspect Drew and Rory may meet in the future but I’m not sure if I will want to read that story.

I do want to give strong acknowledgmen
Linda.. aka Ahsoka
Love the book.. hate the age references

Since when did 28 become over the hill.. I ignored the references to age in the first 2 books but the author seems to be fixated on age and that anything older than 30 shouldn't be pursuing the BDSM lifestyle, going out dancing or looking for love... I really love the characters and the stories but the author has totally turned this over 40 reader off with the constant references to age and being too old.
Anna Goerlitz
Cute and interesting storyline, but was lacking something... Not sure what it was, but something about the writing style kept me separate from the characters, so I never really engaged. I haven't read the others in the series and wouldn't go back for the first two, but I might still continue with book 4, as I am still interested in Andrews story.

Also, if you are looking for BDSM you may be disappointed, it was very very light and fluffy.
Ashley (PIC -Passionate for the Indie Community ) Allen
I want more

I loved the relationship in this book they are not the normal couple you normally hear about and that what I loved so much about this book.
Nanna Sander
Mar 12, 2018 rated it liked it
It started out really great. I was excited to be hearing Everett's story, and the fact that he was matched up with his best friend's little brother had me practically drooling with the forbiddenness.

However, I had a little bit of trouble pin-pointing their dom/sub relationship. I know that those types of relationships aren't black and white, but at least it wasn't a very strong dom/sub relationship, and not something that took up all of their sexual encounters. Sometimes it even seemed liked Ev
The Word Nerd Reviews Blog
What an amazing story! This one ticked all the boxes for an amazingly beautiful 'all the feels' type story.

I generally steer clear of BDSM stories, and although this book had a strong BDSM theme all the way through it, I considered it light. It was mainly about dominance/submission then anything else, and it was largely contained to the bedroom (apart from a bit of teasing). Outside of the bedroom Everett and Xavier had a beautiful mutually caring relationship, and even though Xavier was mostly
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I'm vibrating with happiness from reading this book.

I pretty much fell in love with Everett in book one. There was just something about him that spoke to me. I waited, rather impatiently, for this book to be ready for publication. I knew right away that Everett's story was going to be something special and I was so right.

Xavier is just *sigh* he is everything. So sweet, so perfect, so protective and careful with the person who needs it the most.

Brother's Best Friend books are always fun. You nev
Jess A Jaye
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am absolutely loving the Desires series and What He Hides has firmly cemented EM Denning as an auto-buy author for me now.
Everett and Xavier's story was hot and yummy from the start but damn it was oh so sweet as well.
I thought the chemistry between them was off the charts.
I've loved Everett from the very start of this series and couldn't wait to see his story. He's been on his own for so long, he just wants to be wanted and loved. And boy do those feelings and emotions jump straight off the
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, it's my favorite of the series so far. I adored both Everett and Xavier, separately and together, and I especially related to Everett and his preference for being at home. It was *so nice* to come across a book with a D/s relationship where the Dom isn't some huge hulking older man who is perfect at BDSM.

But what I liked most was that the two MCs just connected and worked so well together. There are two different obstacles they face that in nearly any other book would
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't the same story told yet again. It wasn't stereotypical and it wasn't "by the book". Yeah we get hung up on what we consider the roles to be and sometimes forget that BDSM is actually different for everyone. We need to remember that and this book is a great example of that. Remove your preconceived notions and just enjoy this story. Ev is a quirky Sub and Xavier is the unlikely Dom. But only because people limit how they choose to see people. I enjoyed this s ...more
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, reviewed
Everett cooks naked, he does wears an apron, because, bacon. He is an internet star with his own cooking vlog. He also stars in another less well known blog as a submissive who takes orders from anonymous Doms . As much as he loves what he does, it's just not quite enough. He really wants a Dom of his own, but because of issues in his past, he very seldom leaves his apartment. He knows he'll never find what he needs.

His best friend Andrew’s brother Xavier, has just finished culinary school. He c
Starla Griffith
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All kinds of HOT!!

So I've been kinda waiting on Everetts's book since we met him back in book 1, it was DEFINITELY worth the wait!
E.M has this way with her writing, that just makes the whole book come to life. I love that I can picture Ev and Xavier along with everything/everyone's almost like watching a movie in your head while reading....if that makes sense.
Xavier immediately became one of my favorites, I loved everything about him...especially how he loved Everett. I thought it was
Faye K
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
🔥🔥 Flamin Hot.. This absolutely beautiful and fantastic. I loved the characters so much, Andrew well I'm not sure about him, a paddling for might have done him some good. This book fantastic from start and finish and I loved the ending. I'm a big fan of this series it just gets better and better for this author. I cant wait to see whats next for the series.
Everett at 28 years was known as ConsealedAndCuffs on his vlog he craved a Dom telling him what to do for his viewers, but he wanted more. Ha
Nov 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Just delightful

This series just gets better and better. I adored Ev and X. So so much. The connection they had kept off the page every time they interacted. The ease with which Ev accepted Xavier as his Dom and boyfriend was just lovely.

The steam level here was off the charts hot. These two were smokin’ together. Goodness. In between all the heat, a connection was forged even deeper than years of knowing one another on the surface. It was just awesome to read these two.

My only blight here was
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great read

Everett is a man who has buried his true submissive feelings since a trauma he suffered. Unable to give his trust Everett finds an unorthodox way to attempt to sate his desires.
Xavier has returned to live with his brother after finishing culinary school and to hopefully kick start his career. He goes with his brother to visit his best friend Everett,and realises the feelings he felt towards him as a teenager are still there.
Discovering that Xavier is a dominant throws a spanner
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just wow! Everett and Xavier are so sweet and amazing. I don't even know what to say. This book is the sweetest D/s book I have ever read. Everett was looking for that one guy that would fulfill his needs as a Dom and Xavier was looking for that one man that would submit beautifully and artfully. I just loved the adventure of it all. This series allows us, as readers, to see into a world of kink that seems naughty but turns out to offer you us insight. Thank you, E.M. Denning for allowing us the ...more
Mar 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
This third book of the Desires series was my favorite of the series so far. It's both sweet and bitter as the love unfolds between the Dominant and submissive, a best friend's brother story, and I enjoyed it a lot. The character development in this book was better than the first two books, which I had been hoping for, and so, I feel that the full 4 star rating is deserved this time even though it still needed better editing like the other books because the grammatical errors were distracting. An ...more
Sue bowdley
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh boy....This one I think is my favourite....Everett and Xavier were just perfect together......They way they got together was sweet...A bit strange maybe...I thought Everett was gonna freak out when he found out who his online Dom was......Xavier treated Everett perfectly...Everett broke my heart a couple of times because of his past...I hated it when he felt he couldn't help X.....Andrew really annoyed me for a while but I guess he had his reasons for being like he was...A great addition to a ...more
Sissy Spain
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
E.M. is a go to author for me. I have loved this series hard, with each book being my favorite, lol. Everett and Xavier are so hot but utterly sweet together. An online chef who cooks in nothing but an apron but who also has an online submissive blog, Everett is looking for that one master who will complete him. Enter Xavier, almost 10 years younger and a up and becoming Dom. And he's also Andrew's little brother. The connection is instant and so fulfilling. There is some angst for poor Andrew b ...more
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a nice sweet read. Everett and Xavier are such a cute couple, despite a several year age difference they are perfect for each other. Neither really planned for this to happen, but when the sparks fly and the chemistry is that explosive you grab on and enjoy the ride. They are both into the scene but neither is hard core which I like. All three books have so far shown different levels of involvement in the bdsm lifestyle and I like that it shows that there is no 'one' way to do things. Ev ...more
Victorias' KeepinitReal
Ok read

3 stars for me. This book was just ok for me. I liked the first two books better. I was a little confused with the dynamics between Ev & X. At times I couldn't tell who the Dom or Sub. Ev seemed to act like the Dom. I will attribute this fact considering both MCs were somewhat inexperienced and still finding their footing with one another. There were many editing issues as well. At times it felt as if this book was written by a different author. Nevertheless, I've enjoyed the characters i
Kathryn Manzella
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Everett is an online sub, obeying the orders of faceless Doms. But it's only a temporary fix, he needs a real life connection to fill his true desires.

Xavier is the younger brother of Everett' s Best friend. He has grown up and as he gets closer to Everett, a connection grows. Especially when it's discovered that Xavier is a Dom and has been unknowingly following Everett's online sub vlog.

Now they have a chance at fulfilment and love,  as soon as they overcome some obstacles of course. Great boo
LaVon Lyman
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Team Denning!!!!!

Ok I freakin love this series and Ev was my favorite character but not after this story.... I really don’t like him, I feel like he was kinda selfish to his friend and brushed off Andrew like his feelings didn’t matter. Even if he didn’t feel the same for Andrew he could have at least acknowledge his feelings. I love X and Ev as a couple.... I love their history it was a great read. I’m in love with this entire series!!!!!
Wendy Gibbs
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Once again...

This is the 3rd book I've read in this series. Such a great story line, but it was ruined for me ( just like the first 2) because of bad editing. This frustrates me because there is so much potential! I would of rated these books 5 stars if it wasn't for the many grammatical errors. If these books were to be re-edited, I would so purchase them. I have hope that this will happen, and if there are any more books in this series they will be edited better.
Denise GremoryKohta
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing

There is so much to love here. Everett and Xavier are so cute together. In keeping with the theme like the first and second book, the author shows a different type of D/s relationship. I appreciate when authors do this. Each pair has their own needs and desires so their relationships are tailored to fulfill them. I wonder if some readers saw a contract maybe it would be more understandable for them.
Kelli D
Dec 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So so good

I love EM Denning. Every word pulls me depper and deeper into the story. The connection b/w X and E was amazing to see build. I loved X's inexperience with being a Dom, it made it seem more natural that E would open up and trust him esp after what he had been through in the past.
I'm curious to read Andrew's story now as I felt like his relationship with X and E never really got resolved.
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I thought this series couldn't get better I was blown away by book 3 the connection between the main character were explosive and enduring. Loved going on the journey with these guys both look for someone who can really see to them. I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed reading this book and I am looking for to reading more books by this amazing author. ...more
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E.M. Denning is a writer from British Columbia. She loves her family and animals, and anything cute and fuzzy. She was born a hopeless romantic, and when she’s not writing romance, she’s probably reading it. She loves love.

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