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.
Okay, so I’ve been waiting for Dorian’s story. So I was excited to pick it up. However, once again we have the dom and sub getting too close too quickly, in my opinion. However, that’s the only negative in the story as far as I am concerned.
I liked Alan and adored Dorian. We finally get into Dorian’s head to find out just what’s going on in there. Why he’s been such a pain slut and why he changed after his scenes with Andrew. Oh, to find out what those men in Berlin did to him. I was with Alan – let’s go bash some heads in.
I did find it odd that Leo let Alan take over where Dorian was concerned in Berlin. Leo knew him longer and Alan and Dorian had never played before.
Alan had issues of his own he had to deal with and it was nice when Dorian helped him out with that.
I do think the ending was a bit odd – not for how they did it, but for the fact they did it so fast.
*sigh* I’m sad that’s all I’ve got of Collars & Cuffs. At least I can reread the books I loved.