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Friday, July 10, 2009

Cage Match by Bonnie Dee

Cage Match by Bonnie Dee
Publisher: Loose Id
Genre: Futuristic, Action/Adventure
Length: Short Story (140 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Sex, Voyeurism, Forced Seduction
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by Zinnia

A prince of industry, an imprisoned gladiator, fistfights instead of ballrooms -- Cinderella just got hotter.

A master in the arena but a slave when combat is over, Jabez is a cage fighter raised on the streets. Wealthy young Andreas Fortias rescues him from his bleak existence, offering him the chance for a new life. But Andreas will have to break through more than a slave cage to touch Jabez's heart. And Jabez may have to risk his new freedom to save his lover, so together can they expose a truth which may change their world.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, dubious consent, exhibitionism, male/male sexual practices, violence, voyeurism.

Andreas Fortias is a spoiled dilettante pursuing meaningless rounds of pleasure with his ne’er-do-well friends. But when he watches the slave/prisoner, Jabez, fight, and win a cage match, Andreas, is entranced, and attracted, but too reserved to ever do anything about it. But of course, what are friends for? Andreas receives the sexual attentions of the fighter as payment for a bet he has won after which he can’t forget the man in the ring called Snake.

Bonnie Dee sets up this male/male erotic romance that resonates with honesty in its gritty, harsh, and sometimes brutal, telling. Two men from different worlds, come together under circumstances not conducive to trust. Jabez has no reason to believe his new owner, although Andreas assures the fighter that he is free and under no obligation to remain. Andreas has no business losing his heart to a common thief and slave, but he does.

Perhaps Andreas is just a tad too na├»ve to be twenty-five and that innocent, so we’re glad it was Jabez he fell for, since his new lover had every reason to protect and appreciate the man who bought his freedom. The sex is hot, the punches thrown in the ring are hard, and the characters are believable.

Bonnie Dee has written a novel with a hot, tightly constructed plot, clean editing and an easy to read style. Cage Match is a very satisfying story and the reviewer anticipates enjoying future books by Ms. Dee.

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