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.
When Derek is asked to watch over a young man until his friends come home and can relieve him, Derek is not sure what to do but he is more than willing to help his friends out. He soon finds himself smitten with Corey but the last thing he needs is another young man in his life. Corey has been through so much and when he finally reaches out to his lifelong friend it brings him to a group of men who may just mean home for him. The attraction is instant between Corey and Derek but each man has his own demons to work through and Corey must find a way to feel safe again. Can the two find a way to a happy ending or are they doomed to live in the past and their pain? Can love find a way to Corey and Derek?
I enjoyed my visit to this world and quickly fell in love with Corey and Derek. The two make a great couple. Derek is a good man and does all that he can for those that he cares for and that now includes Corey. Corey is much stronger than he realizes and with the help of good friends he begins to find this out. Watching the two find their way to each other made for a wonderful read. Love cannot be denied and it has set its sights on Corey and Derek. It was nice to see Corey begin to open up and find a way to trust Derek and the others.
Not only did I love Corey and Derek but the other men in this story also made a big statement as well. It was nice to see the camaraderie between all the men and the love and trust that they all have for one another. The men are all like a family and will stand by each other no matter what.
This story moves quickly and pulled me right in from the beginning and did not let go until the end. I hope that I get to return to this world some time soon and visit with these men once again.