This one's more 4.5 stars, but I like to round up.
I really enjoyed the progression of Kael and Angel's relationship, and I loved how focused this bookThis one's more 4.5 stars, but I like to round up.
I really enjoyed the progression of Kael and Angel's relationship, and I loved how focused this book was on the relationship and characters. Sure, there is action and suspense, but I felt the book was very character driven vs action/suspense driven, and I loved that about it. I wanted to hug Angel so many times throughout the book, and I felt the author did a great job making him a believable 18 yr old. He's impulsive sometimes, insecure yet strong, and truly just wants Kael to love him.
What didn't quite work for me - I haven't read a book before where one hero wants a Daddy, and it threw me a bit. By about a 1/3 into the book, I got good at just skipping that word when I saw it on the page. The Daddy storyline was significant to both characters, and I understood why it was significant, why it's different than 'Sir', and I liked how it was used to show the progression and changes in their relationship. Still...I've found I greatly prefer characters who call another Sir or Master over Daddy. There were also a few squick points in this book, but I just skimmed over them. With BDSM, every reader has their own squick points and those don't always match the characters' preferences. So as long as they jive with the characters and are tastefully done, I don't let them distract from my enjoyment of the book. I will say, it's damn lucky Angel has an amazing memory else I would have been more than pissed at Kael at one point.
I really adored this book. I intended to simply start it and read it off and on as time permitted, but it totally sucked me in. Kael and Angel are a great couple and perfect for each other. I don't think anyone but Angel could have captured Kael's heart. ...more
**spoiler alert** I adored Dan, and Logan was the perfect hero for him. Great short sweet and angsty read. Oh, and hot. There's definitely heat betwee**spoiler alert** I adored Dan, and Logan was the perfect hero for him. Great short sweet and angsty read. Oh, and hot. There's definitely heat between these two guys ;)
A bit of a warning - there is some violence in this book. It doesn't go 'there' (friends will know what I mean by 'there'), and the scene isn't detailed in Dan's POV. But there is some violence against him in the book. ...more
Probably closer to 3.5 stars. Very sweet yet very sad book since it deals with the death of a lover. I'm not quite sure what prompted me to pick up thProbably closer to 3.5 stars. Very sweet yet very sad book since it deals with the death of a lover. I'm not quite sure what prompted me to pick up this book. I don't usually get into BDSM books with master/slave relationships, and while I love angst, I don't usually go for depressing situations. Still, I enjoyed the book and it does end with new love, so it's not all sadness.
I couldn't help but feel for Chris as he went through the emotional rollercoaster of having his lover and master die of cancer. The love Chris and William had for each other felt so real. I also liked how the authors developed Chris and Mike's relationship, letting it progress from friendship to love. ...more