Friday, August 21, 2015

Make Me Soar by K.C. Wells

Title: Make Me Soar
Author: K. C. Wells
My Rating: B+

Genre: Erotic Romance (m/m)
Series: Collars and Cuffs #6
Main Characters: Dorian and Alan
Release Date: June 2015
Publisher: Dreamspinner
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
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. 
My Review:

Unlike most the readers to this series, I'm a newcomer. I haven't read any of the other books (although #5 is on my kindle tbr), so I didn't have any preconceived notions about Dorian coming into this story. But his story still broke my heart.

In the beginning of this book, Dorian is unhappy and dissatisfied. He's been going to Collars and Cuffs and it's just not doing it for him, so when he hears that the clubs in Germany are "more" he decides that he needs to give it a try. That's a huge mistake and ends up in a horrific situation. 

Alan is a Dom at the club and he's been watching Dorian for a while. A scene he did recently has him even more intrigued so when he hears that Dorian might be in trouble, he flies to Berlin to rescue him. 

This book is beautiful just in watching the relationship between Alan and Dorian evolve. Dorian is confused by what he needs in the BDSM world and watching him come to the realization of how wrong he's had it all this time is sweet and beautiful. I loved that transformation. Alan is a great Dom. He has an idea of what Dorian needs so watching him explore that and reveal it to Dorian makes for a really sexy read. These guys are S&M guys, but watching Alan show Dorian that that doesn't have to mean pain in the traditional sense made me smile...both in the discovery and the wonder from Dorian. While what got them to this place is incredibly painful, it enabled these two wonderful characters to find each other and be open to that. Without that initial Berlin problem, I don't think that would have been possible. 

I enjoyed this book. There's a lot of sensation to the BDSM practices that the two go into and it makes for a very sensual read. There's a great character transformation for both characters, but mainly for Dorian. It was sexy, emotional, and an extremely satisfying read. Now I need to go back and read some of the first five books in the series. Also note...although this is 6th in the series, I never felt lost or confused about the characters or story lines. It works perfectly well as a stand alone read.

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