Dorian Forrester is searching for something in his life he can not find. He spends much of his free time at Collars and Cuffs an exclusive BDSM club. Dorian has a reputation for being into pain and nothing is ever too much for him. While that used to work for him it no longer does. No matter what he tries Dorian still can't fill the emptiness inside himself. At the beginning of the story Dorian is heading out of the country to try something extreme to break him out of his numbness. What he gets breaks him in ways he didn't know was possible. Alan, another member of the club, decides he is going to be able to help Dorian and the two men begin what is supposed to be only a temporary dom/sub relationship. As the story unfolds the two men begin to fall in love and Dorian begins to piece his life back together.
I hadn't read any of the other books in this series but thought this story sounded interesting. I'm glad I tried it because I found the story really enjoyable. It took an twist I didn't see coming when the focus turned out to be all on sensory play. I really enjoyed that the author went there with the plot and I found it unique enough to keep me intrigued. I thought the writing was good and the characters well fleshed out. I had a few niggles with plotline points but those were due to my personal preferences not due to the author's writing.
I really enjoyed this book and this couple. I am definately going to go back and read the previous books in the series.
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.