The men from Kiss of Leather gather together to rescue a terrified young sub. But it’s Master Derek who wants to keep him for good.
Master Gavin and his boy, Kyle, are celebrating their newly established bond when Master Josh calls requesting their help. Josh’s sub, David, needs the men to help his best friend from childhood while they’re away at a BDSM convention in San Francisco.
Corey ran away from his Master after a horrible scene, but he blames himself for everything that happened. No Master would ever want him if they were to find out what he did. Corey’s not sure if he’ll ever feel safe enough to give himself to a Master again anyway, even if all he’s ever wanted was to belong to somebody.
Master Derek agrees to watch over Corey until Josh and David return from the convention. All he needs is another pretty twink messing with his head and his heart, so the older, growly bear of a man determines to keep his distance. But when Corey wakes up screaming after a devastating nightmare, Derek is more drawn than ever to the young sub—the need to keep Corey safe from whatever or whoever has hurt him becoming his main priority.
Kyle and Corey develop a friendship when Corey assists Kyle in the dungeon furniture workshop. Kyle has his own fears—the ones that make him feel he’s broken because of the things he desires to do with Gavin. Through helping Kyle and receiving his own help via Derek, Corey decides he’s ready to let go of the demons from his past and move forward into a new life.
Now if Corey can only get Derek to believe that he’s ready—and to finally do something about it.
Reader Advisory: This book contains a flashback scene of rape by multiple aggressors.
So even the pubs note says to read in order, and I did read the first one. I have to tell you it really doesn’t matter. Not with this one at least.
I also want to add, I never wanted to reach in and smack around a bad guy so bad…. That ex-dom…..
So we start with Corey, a life long friend that has made some bad choices, was able to finally stand up for himself and get out. But not with out some detrimental things happening and hitting a true rock bottom.
Luckily, with the help of the other sub’s and Derek he soon realizes that it’s not his fault that things went south.
I loved how Derek was able to dial the Dom down and just be the friend Corey needed. Until he realized that they are both on the same page.
These two just worked, both nervous because of past mistakes, both in a place were they want a companion first, and the rest will fall into place.