Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Cover by Paul Richmond, Picture by Terry Cyr
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.
Dorian heaved a heavy sigh. “What’s wrong with me, Pietro? Why can’t I find someone who fits me?” His stomach turned over.
Pietro’s frown cleared. “Oh, Dorian.” He took Dorian’s hand and squeezed it tight. “Is that what this is all about?” He studied Dorian for a moment. “You’ve never shown any signs of wanting to find a partner. You’ve always been so focused on….” His frown returned.
Dorian snorted. “Yeah, I know what you’re going to say.” He knew his reputation around the club. He might as well walk around Collars & Cuffs with Pain Slut tattooed on his rear. That was partly what had made it easier to come to his decision. “I’ve had contracts, plenty of them, but nothing beyond three months. So I have to ask myself: why hasn’t one Dom wanted to extend a contract beyond the trial period?” As if it wasn’t bad enough that he couldn’t achieve his one goal….
Dorian shivered. Can’t think about that now.
Pietro regarded him with dismay, his mouth turning down. “Dorian, I had no idea.”
He huffed. “Why would you? We may have known one another for years, but it’s not like we’re that close, right?” Pietro’s eyes widened, and Dorian swallowed. “I’m sorry. That’s not fair. You’ve always been nice to me, even when I didn’t deserve it.” He ran his fingers through his short layers of hair. It still felt strange not to feel curls there anymore. The change in hairstyle had been an impulsive decision. Dorian’s heart pounded. “There’s so much going on in here right now”—he pressed a finger to his temple—“that sometimes it feels like it’s going to explode.”
Pietro’s hand tightened around his. “Then talk to someone. Don’t go through this on your own.”
Dorian barked out a bitter laugh. “I wouldn’t know who to talk to. Besides, I think I’ve burned my bridges with the Doms at Collars & Cuffs. Time for a change.” Just the thought made his heart race even faster.
Pietro stared. “What do you mean?” He became very still, his attention focused on Dorian.
He sighed. “I think it’s time to move on, maybe find another club where I can get a fresh start. And maybe I need something new, something to really push my boundaries.” Voicing his decision for the first time somehow made it all the more real.
This book was provided free of charge by the author for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I loved the first five books in The Collars and Cuffs series and have been impatiently for Dorian’s book.
I have loved The Collars And Cuff Series since the first book ‘An Unlocked Heart’ with Leo and Alex. From the beginning we have seen bits and pieces of Dorian. He has always intrigued me and I have been dying to read his story.
Dorian Forrester is known as the Pain slut and over the last six years he has done scenes with many of the Doms at Collars and Cuffs. He is able to take anything a Dom can put him through but it’s never enough to reach what he is craving to obtain. There is one Dom that Dorian has wanted to submit to for the last several months. Unfortunately, Dorian believes that Master Alan doesn’t have any interest in him. Knowing that he is missing some piece of himself, Dorian decides search elsewhere.
Alan Marchant loves being a Dom at Collars and Cuffs but he hasn’t been able to find exactly what he needs yet. He is interested in one of the subs and has been watching and gathering more info about him. After witnessing the scene between another Dom and Dorian, Alan comes to the conclusion that Dorian and himself could be the right fit for one another. But, when Alan goes to talk with Dorian a few days later, he is no where to be found.
Pietro, another sub admits he knows where Dorian has gone and that he is extremely worried about him. Alan and Leo go off in search for Dorian. They find him broken and battered in a hotel room. Alan then decides that he will care for Dorian and eventually teach him there are other ways to reach what he’s looking for without enduring extreme pain.
Will Dorian be able to get past the horrific events and trust Alan enough to submit? Will their connection be strong enough to meet both their needs?
Make Me Soar is such and amazing love story. I loved to see how Dorian grew throughout the book. Alan is such a wonderful character. He is so warm and loving and a great Dom. The journey the two went on was just beautiful. I love KC Wells writing style. She is able to grab your attention from page one to the very end. She also has a way to make you feel like you are right there with the characters watching them experiencing it all. I can’t wait to see who the next book in the series will be about.
I highly recommend Make Me Soar if you love a great story, hot MM sex and BDSM elements. If you haven’t read the first five books of The Collars and Cuffs series I recommend doing so first to fully understand the characters.
9/10 pots of gold
Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. WELLS always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way. K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, when the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative.
An even bigger discovery waited in the wings—writing about men in love was even hotter….
K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career. The laptop still has no idea of what hit it… it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.
And as for those men in love that she writes about? The list of stories just waiting to be written is getting longer… and longer….
K.C. loves to hear from readers.
I would like to give a big Thank You to K.C. Wells and Will Parkinson at Pride Promotions for letting us take place in this Blog Tour