Author: K.C. Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages/Word Count: 290 Pages
At a Glance: Another solid addition to the Collars and Cuffs family.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: 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.
Review: Make Me Soar is a loving story of two men who need each other – in different ways – but no less desperately for the difference.
Dorian is lost. He has been a member of the popular Manchester BDSM club Collars and Cuffs for almost six years. Eternally searching for the elusive subspace through pain, he has never flown and has garnered a reputation of being a brat and pain slut. Dorian is a severely self-contained person, courtesy of his upbringing, and is convinced that the problem is his own and that he has gone as far as he can go into his submission at the club. This need to push his boundaries takes him to a radical club in Germany where he is abused and discarded.
Alan is a successful writer and confident Dom. When Dorian is discovered missing, he flies to Germany, finds Dorian and takes ahold of the boy who has captivated him for months – literally… “Dorian lashed out with his fists, laying into Alan, but the Dom pulled him onto his lap and held him even tighter, until Dorian thought his ribs would crack. “I have you.” The words rang in Dorian’s ears, repeated and repeated until at last they began to sink in.” Alan is a sensual Dom, with a firm belief that he can make a sub fly higher with sensual play than pain, and he sets out on a path to prove to Dorian that he can make him fly. He takes a broken, self-contained man and teaches him to love, and along the way, Dorian helps Alan to heal and make peace with ghosts from his past. “Thank you for the precious gift you’ve given me – your love, which has set me free to fly for the first time in my life. I don’t have the words to express what’s in my heart, but it is your heart, Sir, my gift to you.” He breathed deeply. “You have it all, my submission, my body, my heart, my soul.”
Seriously, could you read that and not love it? All of the Collars and Cuffs books are excellent, and this one is no exception. You do not have to read them in order, though it helps, as the characters overlap, but each story can stand on its own. Buy it. Read it. You will love it.
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