Sweet Surrender by Jack Greene
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Historical, Sci-fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (28 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex, Multiple Partners, Masturbation, Dirty Talk
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea
Siris was being trained to be a pleasure slave, when, on the eve of his auction, his captors are attacked by a band of mercenaries.
Legar, a handsome and noble guard, fights with the leader of the mercenaries, the barbarian Rakurr over Siris. Before they kill each other, though, Siris convinces them to come to a mutually beneficial agreement.
He's a hot commodity in more ways than he realizes.
I love a book that grabs my attention and holds it there until the last page. Jack Greene writes those kind of books for me. Once I open the file on my reader, I'm snagged. Why? Greene writes with a fluidity I enjoy. The words leap from the page and make me feel like I am right there. I care about the characters and am totally on board for the ride. This book is no different.
Siris is a pleasure slave. He's there to make his lovers happy--except he's very young (eighteen) and he's a virgin. The idea of a pleasure slave that's been trained but is still virginal is interesting. I felt his fear when he's up at the auction and held my breath at each twist and turn. He's young, but he's memorable. I liked that. I thought about Legar once the book concluded as well. The guy is there to protect Siris and takes his job seriously. He has some scenes with Siris on a horse that let me tell you, you will need ice! I felt the depth of his caring for Siris and enjoyed their pairing. The third in this story is Rakurr. I could picture all three characters quite well, but holy moly, he's yummy. There's a level of trust between the three men that Greene writes with a tenderness and it's great to read about.
Don't get me wrong, it's not all smiles and sunshine in this book. There are moments of tenseness and some twists I didn't expect, but all in all, I am glad I got to read this book. If you want a book that's got plenty of heat and heart, then this might be the book for you.