Welcome to a new series where I’ll be introducing you to one of my (many) book boyfriends.
Introducing… Colton Reed from With Visions of Red by Trisha Wolfe
Colton Reed is the intense, blue-eyed Shibari expert who works at The Lair, a high-class lifestyle club owned by his brother, Julian.
The most intriguing thing about Colton is his talent with rope known as Shibari.
Shibari is a unique bondage art form that I learned about from his book, With Visions of Red.
Shibari style rigging creates geometric patterns and shapes with rope that contrast beautifully with the human body’s natural curves. The ropes and their texture provide contrast to smooth skin and curves. In Shibari, the model is the canvas, the rope is the paint and brush, and the rigger is the rope artist.
– Art of Contemporary Shibari
Photo Credit: Jose Pablo Porras Monge
Why I Love Colton
Colton had me from Chapter Two of the first book in the With Visions of Red series, when he is introduced.
His obsession with Sadie, aside from being much deserved because Sadie is such an awesome character herself, is swoon-worthy.
In real life, of course, if a man actually spoke to me the way that Colton speaks to Sadie, I’d probably be super creeped out no matter how gorgeous he is, however, in a well-written novel? I’m all for it.
Colton’s singular focus on Sadie is that much more appealing because of the level of constraint he imparts on himself when it comes to her. Sadie has a lot of inner turmoil, and because he has observed her from afar for so long (and because he can read her so well), he has an acute understanding of her need to be in control.
He fully understands what she needs.
Colton is big on consent. He doesn’t even touch Sadie until she specifically asks when they first meet.
This could easily make him seem like a puppy dog, particularly since he refers to Sadie as his “goddess,” however, Colton is very much a dominant. He is the one with the rope, after all. But, like he says, it’s a power exchange.
Colton worships Sadie with a whip in his hand.
He is the perfect amount of darkness, lust, obsession, talent, and masculenity.
It also helps that, in the audiobook, his voice is narrated by Christian Fox.
My favorite Colton Quotes
I’m so tempted to give chase and beg her to welcome me into her darkness.
I’ve marveled at her, studied her, imagining how I would bind and shape her. What patterns I’d create, how I could fashion this lovely, wounded creature into a masterpiece.
There’s nothing wrong with you, goddess. Just the absolute tragedy that I didn’t make you mine first.
I help free you, and you allow me to worship you.
I want to touch you…everywhere. Taste you all over. Devour you and consume you. And trust that this is merely a weak form of expression compared to what I’m feeling.
When you finally understand everything, you’ll know just how much power you truly have over me.
That’s all I wanted, goddess. Just to show you how beautiful you are; how I see you. If I’ve done that much, then whatever penance I have to suffer is worth it.
Here, with her, I’m the man who loves her. Who worships her. Who will save her right back.
I’ll storm heaven and hell if you don’t come back to me.