RELEASE DATE: 22nd April 2016
BLURB: Hero and criminal. Brute force and subtle charm. Jonathan White and Crow Belcane are polar opposites, but if they want to rescue the man they both love, they’ll have to work together.
After visiting his former lover, Crow knows only one thing: he loves Regis and he will do anything to reclaim him. But before his very eyes, Regis is abducted. Kidnapped by high-end slavers. Only Regis’s infuriating partner, Jonathan—a dangerous vigilante—is willing to help.
To infiltrate the slave ring, Jonathan and Crow disguise themselves as master and pet. As a slave, Crow is pushed to his limit. He’s chained, branded, whipped, and forced to obey Jonathan’s every order. But the longer he spends at Jonathan’s feet, the more natural his disguise begins to feel—and the more he likes it. As much as he hates Jonathan, they make a good team.
Both of them are devoted to Regis. Despite the overwhelming attraction between them, Jonathan is unwilling to betray his partner, and Crow is unwilling to come between them. But once the three of them are together again, all bets are off. With the world against them, they have only each other to cling to.
I took a bit of a detour from my usual contemporary and found myself in a historical, paranormal fantasy story. Evelyn Elliott is a new athor for me and I truly enjoyed the fascinating world they created. The writing is solid with some amazing and powerful lines, very well done action scenes, and the occasional laughter. I loved the witty humor delivered in unexpected one liners with perfect timing.
This is the second book of the series and I did not read the first story. At the beginning I thought it would be a problem, but after a few chapters I got into the groove of the actions, and the characters and could enjoy it as a standalone. There are plenty of explanations to make everything clear in a very subtle way.
The plotline is exciting and adventurous, the characters unique, the actions well paced, and there’s always an unexpected element popping up to make you jump and keep your heartrate elevated. I like the fantasy and BDSM elements, the magic, the chemistry between Crow and Jonathan, and the way my emotions were taken all over the place. The storylines are woven together pretty well with all the secondary characters, and we get into everyone’s head as the story is told from Crow’s, Jonathan’s and Regis’ third person pov. Although I could totally understand their feelings, I would have liked a little longer resolve at the end. I would have liked to read more about how the three of them make it work together. Maybe in another book… This is a fun, entertaining story, and if you like fantasy stories you should definitly give it a try.