Anyone who frequents Collars & Cuffs knows Dorian Forrester is built for pain, including Dorian himself. But everyone has it wrong. For six years, Dorian's chased a feeling that remains tantalizingly out of his reach. Unteachable, Dorian can take anything and everything a Dom can throw at him. Still, it's not enough. Dorian needs...something more, something he won't find at Collars & Cuffs.
Dorian's search takes him out of the safe environment he's known for years, out of his depth, and into a realm of deep, dark trouble.
Alan Marchant has been watching Dorian with interest for a while and knows there's more to Dorian than his label of "pain slut" suggests. When Dorian disappears, Alan and his friend, Leo, set out to find him. But the disoriented young man discovered cowering in a hotel room is not the Dorian they know and love. That Dorian is shattered. It's up to Alan to pick up the pieces and show Dorian there are better ways to fly.
They may be off on a new journey together, but their destination will rock them both to the core.
©2015 K.C. Wells (P)2016 Dreamspinner Press
I like sci-fy and fantasy. My favorite books are Karen Miller's Kingmaker Kingbreaker series and Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles.
The book starts with Dorian unhappy with his lot in life as he sees all his friends around him coupling up. He begins to think something is wrong with him and searches for a way to become fulfilled. He's gone to all the limits he can at "collars and cuffs" so he decides to go to a different club in Berlin to try something new. If things go very badly and he winds up getting into some trouble with some unsavory characters. Allen and Leo end up going to Berlin to search for Dorian when they realize he may be in trouble and they find him badly beaten and Allen in particular decides he wants to take care of Dorian and nurse him back to health.
Allen ends up taking Dorian back to his place and proceeds to care for him and help him with his physical and psychological recuperation. Throughout this process Allen comes to really care for Dorian and as Dorian opens up to him they decide to try A contract with each other. The two men both learn to trust and respect each other and we find out that Allen also has some baggage from his past which needs to be dealt with. Dorian has a keen sense of what Allen needs just as Allen seems to know what Dorian needs. Together they must overcome their personal demons and with the help of some of their friends who we have met in earlier books in this series it makes for a great story. Up to this book my favorite one was "Trusting Thomas" but I would have to save this one is probably my second favorite. Nick J Russo does a great job of narrating the audible version.
this is one of the first times i'v read books featuring BDSM and I must say that out of all the ones I've read so far this book has touched me more than any other i'v read. A true work of art. With ever chapter I was drown in more and more. I love the characters. It is a MUST read for anyone who are curious about BDSM. I find this series becoming one of my favorites very fast.
In the previous books in the series Dorian is portrayed as an unpopular sub, but in this story we discover his true nature and motives. Alan is perfect for him, and expertly handles Dorian, guiding him as his Dom and his lover in his own unique way. Their developing relationship and connection is beautifully shown though various scenes, sexual and otherwise. These two characters come across as genuine and believable, and the reader is taken on a heartfelt journey as the two men get to know each other and realize what is important to them. They each confront tragic events from the past and together they overcome all the emotional and negative baggage. The scenes in the Collars and Cuff club are superbly written and were perfect for the story and the characters.
Based on the title, Make Me Soar, I expected K.C. to delve into really weird kink in order for the main character to achieve his goal of reaching subspace and especially as he was known as a "pain slut". K.C. wonderfully shows through Dorian and Alan's relationship that it's not all leather, whips, chains and ball gags.
I've been waiting for a novel surrounding Dorian sense book 1 and this did not disappoint. I even enjoyed the performance which honest drove me a bit crazy in other books. I think this is my favorite in the series.
Loved the story line and all the characters especially the 2 leads.
Enjoyed the narration which, imo, definitely brought the story and the characters to life.
My one criticism is that the accents used in the narration seemed inconsistent at times.
Although, as with the majority of romance story it was pretty obvious how things were going to end up, it was still a challenge to all my different emotions as the story progressed. I certainly found plenty to laugh about, cry with, feel anger towards and let's not forget, left feeling hot, wet and panting over.
This is the first book by this author I have 'read' but I am certainly interested in experiencing more from this series and from this author in general.
Highly recommend if you like a action packed m/m romance.
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