The Mercenary's Tale (In the Company of Men #1)
When Drake's heart is awakened, he discovers the joy of forbidden love...
Drake found himself breaking his own rules the first time he looked into Ansel's blue eyes. Despite his better judgment, he agreed to let the young mercenary travel with him to the battle at Foray. Their travels become a journey of sexual discovery, love, and, ultimately, on the battlefield at Foray...more
Quite enjoyed this one. Some very smexy hot scenes. It has a lot of hot sex, with a bit of plot. The lingo grows on you quickly. Straining rods and aching stones abound! I really liked Drake and Ansel together, and then Logan is a total hottie. And there's a super hot threesome. I'm off to read the next installment!
I'm not a fan of historical in MM romance (on the contrary, I prefer historical in MF romance, weird isn't it). That's why I kept saying "I'll read it after this one",... till now.
I do regret it: I love Drake. The story is really moving and got me to cry like a baby
The world is tough but he goes on with his life with a lot of heart, even if he does not admit it. There is grief but there is a HEA.
The secondary characters are really interesting (Thank God there is a sequel! ...more
Second, even if it's an historical romance, it's also an erotic romance, so you will find a lot of sex scenes, often in graphic details, but you must be aware of it cause the novel is sold as "erotic historical". So, if you think that your historical romance must be a little bit more chaste than the n ...more
I liked Ansel. He was kind of a cool character. Unfortunately, the author decided to kill him off. I would flag this under a spoiler, but I feel like major character death is something an author ought to warn readers of.
Also, since I'm on this note, I don't like the cover.
Or the thing with Joss. Not himself, but the magical realization. But then, at that point, I was pretty fed up with this story, so a lot of my ire probably comes from that...
The first sex ...more
This almost seemed like two different stories to me. I LOVED the first part of the book. It showed depth of character through action (the journey, helping the captured men, the battle scenes) and everything was so tangible and strong and it just destroyed me when (view spoiler)[ that last battle scene happened and Ansel died, how could he die, it's only 31% into the book (hide spoiler)]. There seemed to be a drastic change after that, the story lost some of its intensity and everything had a ...more
My caveat: while there are a couple of menage encounters in the story, the main focus of the story is a m/m partnership.
Warning: This review contains a SPOILER. The SPOILER is hinted at in the book’s blurb and is stated outright in other reviews, but I’m still warning readers in case they haven’t read those things. I’m including the SPOILER in my review because it’s the sort of thing I wish I had known before reading the story. It upset me, and I wouldn’t have read the book if I’d known about it.
- The sex scenes are plentiful and graphic. Lorenz obviously enj ...more
The storyline is written in two sections…almost like two stories, and Drake is the man who ties them together. I have ...more
This is a historical story, the story of Drake a mercenary who is joined along the road to enlist in another war by Ansel, a handsome young merc going to the same place. The two fall in love along the way and Drake realizes that he's never felt this depth of emotion for another hu ...more
*It's an erotic story with plenty of scorching scenes.
I’m from New Orleans, that’s N’awlins for those of you who speak the language. I grew up in the Riverbend, or Carrollton, for the old timers, but was a Quarter rat from the age of 11, taking 3 buses to go to art class on Burgundy Street at the Cabrini Doll Museum and NORD center. I attended Univers ...more