I started out liking this one, but it sadly did not go the way I imagined.
The sex slave angle was much more prominent in this one, and while still notI started out liking this one, but it sadly did not go the way I imagined.
The sex slave angle was much more prominent in this one, and while still nothing totally explicit there is still more sex than I like.
The story I was expecting never came about, instead this was a twisting story about Holden. To be honest I'm really not quite sure exactly what the story was. Just a lot of sex mixed in with a lot of Holden speaking in riddles and Jesse trying to figure out Holdens depths.
The really bad part for me was the ending (view spoiler)[ Holden finally admits he loves Bran and after marathon sex EVERYBODY is happy that Bran is loved and so happy. Oh and then he has violent sex with Jesse (hide spoiler)]
I'm not even mentioning the daughters little bit part in this one. This was definitely not for me. But because they are free I will probably give the last one a try lol. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
From the blurb this didn't really sound like my kind of read, but after talking to a friend I decided that maybe I was pre judging so I took a chance.From the blurb this didn't really sound like my kind of read, but after talking to a friend I decided that maybe I was pre judging so I took a chance. Sadly I was right the first time. This really wasn't for me.
Thats not to say I found fault with the story or the writing. I even found the characters mostly sweet and adorable, and even interesting.
But slave fics that don't end in compete freedom do not make me feel all warm and gooey inside.
My biggest issue apart from the whole sex pleasure slave thing was Holden. I think we are meant to see him as this awesome caring guy who can't help loving or caring for slaves, and tries to help as many as he can. But after just his first scene I disliked him. (view spoiler)[ I get putting on an act till they got Bran away safely. But in the bathing scene were Bran admits he is terrified of the bath, Holden in his immense wisdom leaves Brans hands chained behind his back, and then without warning or explanation pulls him backwards under the water. So of course Bran panics and tries to get away. And again Holden knowing best grabs him painfully by the hair and pins him down. Sorry but in my mind that made me mad. Then later on Yves who is obviously OK with pain in his sex offers himself to Holden so he can get out his frustrations. Now I am most likely wrong but isn't anger and frustration the wrong frame of mind to be dishing out pain? And whats with the slap/punch to the face that leaves a bruise??? (hide spoiler)]
While I was interested enough in Bran and later Yves and Jer to keep reading, I was also a little squicked out later on. (view spoiler)[ Holden is far to at ease with his daughters sex life and willingly gives a man he cares (not sure if he loves Yves) about to her to use as she likes. It turns out his daughters a bit of a nympho I think. (hide spoiler)] I just didn't enjoy those parts at all.
Its kinda sad in a way because this story would have been perfect for me if only it wasn't a slave fic. I just can't take a liking to anyone that takes pleasure in owning other people. (view spoiler)[ Especially when it turned out Holden and his wife were both slaves to begin with. (hide spoiler)]
So this is really hard to rate as the story is good it's just my tastes that don't agree with it. I also find I am curious enough to try the other stories in this series. So I think I'm gonna go with a 3 as I didn't hate it and at times I was invested. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
A rocky start and a disappointing ending but a very enjoyable middle.
This started out a little annoying. Mainly Donia a pregnant female with a small cA rocky start and a disappointing ending but a very enjoyable middle.
This started out a little annoying. Mainly Donia a pregnant female with a small child but more interested in proving she is as capable as any man rather than protecting her children. Then the whole jealousy thing that seemed just a bit too over the top.
But then it turned into a slow build mating that I thoroughly enjoyed. Mitch should of put me off with his overbearing personality but instead I loved him. He might be a bit OTT macho but a total teddy bear when it counts. I really liked the way he gave Simon all the time he needed. It made a very nice change that despite sensing a mate they did not jump straight into sex.
Of course once they did have sex the story pretty much ended. Personally I would of preferred a face to face meeting with the Alpha first and then a little more detail when he met the rest of the pack. Including some closure regarding the 4 he meet in the beginning and who came across as complete jerks.
So overall a good read, just a shame the beginning and ending let it down for me. ...more