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Esperanza by Eve Ocotillo
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Jan 24, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: free, mm-rough-bdsm-slaves, mm-paranormal-scifi-fantasy, books-i-own
Read in January, 2012

Tesla is a drifter. He moves from village to village, the constant fear of being discovered for who he is, who he secretly desires, always expecting--dreading, really--to wake up with a knife at his throat, in a world that is no longer as we know it. In a world in which a scourge drastically reduced humankind, in which people have gone back to the more conservatives beliefs of religion and fear/hate sins and sinners, blaming them for their misery.

Tesla's only hope for a steady place to live, for a place to call home, lives within rumours about a folk--well-hidden--that is different from all the other villages. Some people make this place sound like heaven, most are calling them a folk of sinners, sodomites, satanists who don't care about a god-fearing, modest and honourable life.

Which rumours are true? Is this really Tesla's only hope of a reasonably happy life? He himself certainly doesn't believe in miracles and fairy tales with a HEA. If he has learned anything in his young life, then it's that people are not trustworthy, that--if there's such a thing as karma--he'll most definitely get what's coming to him, and we're not talking about positive or good things here...


4.5 stars.

Another awsome book by Eve Ocotillo. Seriously, how is this one not published? (Not that I didn't ask myself the same question after having read her other free book "The Violet and the Tom").

Recently, I discovered that there are so many great free online stories out there, and I'm thoroughly surprised at the fact that so many of them made it on my "favourites"-shelf. Positively surprised. So many of them are way better than many published ones.

Without a doubt, Esperanza belongs to this group.

Tesla and Coyo are amazing protags, they both have seen their share of the nastiness of people, of the world. They both have suffered by the hands of men driven by hate and fear.
It was enthralling to watch those two men to finally find each other after a great deal of trust issues, dissappointments, hate, lack of communication and a nearly fatal tragedy.

I higly recommend it.
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