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No Quarter

(Bounty #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  434 ratings  ·  93 reviews
When bounty hunter Gar Stitt is given a simple locate-and-retrieve mission, he’s convinced it’s a waste of his skills. His success rate is legendary, after all, and Captain Faolan Wolf isn’t hard to find. He’s the most notorious pirate in the galaxy, and when he shows up planetside to take his pleasures, he’s far from subtle.

Faolan never expected a hot but tightly wound
Kindle Edition, 199 pages
Published April 23rd 2016 by Riptide Publishing (first published March 31st 2010)
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
I'm not rating this for ethical reasons which I'll get to, but that doesn't mean there weren't a lot of things to like. And for what it's worth I've already signed on to read the next book in the series if that tells you anything.

In No Quarter we have a scoundrel of a space pirate named Faolan and the posh, kinda fussy and renowned bounty hunter that's come to collect him, Gar.


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√ Space battles.
√ Space intrigues.
√ Two dudes hot f
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: MM Lovers, looking for an outstanding read!
Shelves: m-m, fucking-awesome
**4.8 Out of this World Stars**
In the end we're all alone anyway.

WOW...seriously, fan-fucking-tastic! I never thought when I stumbled across this book that I would be getting such an amazing read. One that captured me from start to finish. When I read the words space and galaxy, I thought...meh, not my thing. But surprisingly, it didn't bother me in this book, as the focus was on the characters more than anything.

Gar Stitt, a bounty hunter, is a loner with a heart of ice. His focus in life is g
This is hard to rate. I absolutely loved the story. Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite tropes. It was really HOT, the attraction was huge and the action was super engaging!
It's my first book by this author and I really enjoyed the writing. BUT I do have a problem with one particular scene. I really don't know why the author thought it was OK to insert it into the story and why the editor left it in the book. I hate when the MC's fight and start launching punches. I don't care if they are b
BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
I read this story and had to think about it for a while. I'm mixed about it because I really enjoy space opera. I also love Ms. d'Abo's writing. Now that I'm totally into m/m erotica, I thought I'd really enjoy this story. There are parts to it I like. The overt sexual banter between Gar and Faolan is hawt and locker room dirty talk. The physical sex between the two is pretty hawt for the most part. I like it rough and I like it hard. There is one scene in here between Gar and Faolan that is a b ...more
Vfields Don't touch my happy!
I really wanted to like this one.
Nope, no, no way! No Quarter by Christine d'Abo did not work for this reader. I kept getting bored and I got annoyed because the premise was tailor made for fun. Fallon was the character Lucifer from TV fun, witty, a bad-boy and Gar was a weak, willow of a man. Wait! Before you get mad at me that really was what I thought of the entire read, yes every page.
27% of the book, more than a quarter (no pun, just math) is sex. Very little in terms of a plot, none of the world building, the only character consistent through the 27% is Faolan, a sex-crazed asshole, which is fine, cause he is a bloody pirate. Gar, the bounty hunter, is a prim damsel, whose body and brain keep betraying her him into having sex with the revolting pirate. Don’t know what Gar did to deserve his cold and ruthless reputation, because he comes off as anything but. Both bad ass MCs ...more
this was a nice read .... I liked it
Sadie Forsythe
I torn between 3.5 and 4. It was entertaining enough. The sex was practically molten it was so hot. I mean like really smexy and there is a lot of it. I really liked both Gar and Faolan (much more in the beginning than in the end though). The plot was engaging and the writing fine.

But I also had a few issues with the story. To begin with there was the fairly drastic change in attitude that both men took in order to fall into each-others arms the first few times. One minute their at each-others
Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~
For the most part I enjoyed the story. The world building wasn't the strongest I've ever seen, this story was more character based than world based. I enjoyed the banter between both MCs.

There were two things that IMO took this story from what was great to just good:

In one scene, Gar gets angry with Faolan & beats him until he's unconscious. Then of course, he's instantly remorseful. When Faolan regains consciousness, he tells Gar of course it's okay he understands Gar is under a lot of stress &
Apr 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam

I haven’t read a M/M book and a while and picked this one up as a rec from Sarah from . We both enjoy Christine D’Abo as a general rule and this one did not disappoint. I enjoyed it much more than I was expecting. Faolan was quite funny and loved messing up Gar’s perfectly ordered routine. Gar likes structure and Faolan is getting into his life and messing everything up. It’s taking Gar well out of his comfort zone but he can’t seem
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014, have
The writer did a good job with the writing in the story. The world created wasn’t full but what was given was very well detailed. I think though that the author made it a bit shallow. There was very little background ever given about the world. You are actually left knowing very little about what seems to be a major conflict within this world. Also this is an action type adventure but I really didn’t feel the excitement of that type of read. It seemed like the sex scenes lasted the longest of an ...more
Ed Davis
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was my first book by Christine d’Abo, but it seems I read one from the library that I forgot about. I enjoyed this book a lot and gave it 4 stars even though the beating Gar gave Faolan was terribly upsetting and didn’t really make much sense to me. Also, Faolan’s reaction didn’t seem real. I can’t believe that after being beaten so badly that I would so quickly forgive my abuser. Other than this one strange scene everything else about the book was great.

Faolan is flirty and sexy
Barb ~rede-2-read~
ARC provided by the publisher through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial review.

Bounty hunter Gar Stitt is assigned the job of capturing the legendary space pirate Faolan Wolf. But the captor becomes the captive, figuratively, when the two find the heat between them combustible. Though unsuitable, their attraction grows and Gar begins to feel things he’s never even allowed himself to consider before. And when Gar is betrayed by the man who rescued him when his famil
Kiki Clark
**Originally Posted on Kiki's Kinky Picks**

No Quarter by Christine D’Abo was a fabulous space adventure! The first in D’Abo’s Bounty series, I can’t wait to read the next two books.

This book drew me in from beginning to end. I was completely engrossed and could not put it down. I honestly only meant to check it out when I picked it up at eleven o’clock at night…fast forward five hours and I was almost done but couldn’t keep my eyes open!

There was so much banter. I love snappy dialogue and this b
Jo * Smut-Dickted *

I kept feeling like I'd read this but I never have. I did realize I have read a later entry in the series - so that's probably why the characters felt familiar. I enjoyed the story of Gar and Faolon/Wolf - love the idea of space pirates, bounty hunters, and cool gadgets and gizmo's in this SciFi novel.

However - there is too much sex. I would have traded a scene or two for more exposition about the world. Not that I didn't enjoy the sex- it was hot----but it comes at the expense of really unders
May 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a surprise for me. I never read anything from this author before because I was convinced she only wrote het romance.

This is a solid sci-fi book with two interesting (not to mention hot) men. I wish we got to see more of the villain as well as more explanations about the world (Loyalists and Guild made me curious, I like sci-fi politics), but in the end I was very happy with the book. I see that the second book in the series is m/f/m, so it's not for me at this time, but there is a
Mar 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, m-m
I really enjoyed this book. Two hot men, lots of hot sex, and a space saga. Not too long, but the characters drew me in. A hot, outgoing, extroverted flashy space pirate and a younger, hot, grim loner bounty hunter. Fun!
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Just not that interesting. I won't be reading any more of this series. ...more
Less thrilling than I had hoped. Thus the 2 stars.

(view spoiler)
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
4.5 stars
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: freebies, m-m, futuristic
A space pirate and a bounty hunter. What could be better. For me it was opposites attract. This was a fun book to read. It was a space adventure with lots of hot lovin. Im looking forward to reading the next book.
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Being the best bounty hunter the Guild has often sends Gar on difficult assignments. The Guild sending him out on a retrieval bounty is a simple in and out job. Once complete he can go find a hole on a backwater planet and enjoy some much needed peace, quiet, and relaxation. What he gets is anything but.

Life as a space pirate is the only thing Captain Faolan Wolf knows. He’s got an amazing ship, a phenomenal crew he’d do anything for, and an item he needs to get rid of for the highest price poss
Joyfully Jay
May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sue
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.75 stars

No Quarter was a delightful mixture of meaningful romance blended with good ole fashioned space smut. And the author did a good job balancing both, which prevented No Quarter from becoming a bit of silly erotica. The story moves quickly for the most part and, while the plot is somewhat contrived, it didn’t completely abandon originality. The writing is generally crisp and while I would have enjoyed a bit more world building, the author gave us enough creation for
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Being the best at what he does, Gar Stitt, bounty hunter extraordinaire, gets the hard jobs no one takes. A loner since his parents deaths in his youth, he relies on nobody but himself. When his next job is a simple locate and nab a space pirate-a job clearly below his pay-grade, he's unprepared for the man they call Captain Faolan Wolf!

Faolan wants to unload some extra special cargo by dealing with Gar's boss. When the bounty hunter walks into his private party with the intention of collecting
This book had a story with lots of twisty turn-y coincidences but lots of fun sexy moments.
Space Sci-Fi M/M romance with a Icy all business bounty hunter and a mature kind but lonely pirate. So the young bounty hunter Gar Stitt is sent off the 'clean up' (code for kill and dump the body) a famously sly and smart space pirate, Captain Faolan Wolf, Gar thinks it is too easy, but that is a big mistake because there is some life changing moments coming up once he meets Faolan Wolf in person. There w
Sep 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book immensely and am surprised it doesnt have a higher overall rating. The book started off on a high note and kept up the pace. I was drawn in right away with the characters. The cocksure captain and the reserved younger bounty hunter, i loved the dynamics of thier relationship and the ensuing sexy encounters. The adventure and science fiction aspects were well done, great pacing and an unexpected surprise mid-book.

There were a few editing mistakes as fall as spelling or punctua
Lots of repetitive sex, lacking world building (who are the Loyalists for ex.?), one big coincidence - a pet peeve of mine: (view spoiler). There is a good strong female character, Mace, and that's why I asked myself how was it possible for Faolan to ask Gar: "Did you suddenly turn into a girl on me?". Another reason I'm not rounding the rating up: everybody would be up in arm about an episode of abuse (view spoiler)
Cap Raq
Nov 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
Boring soap opera

I bought this book because the description said it's about a bounty hunter chasing a pirate. I thought the fact both men are gay would just be another ingredient or twist. I expected swash buckling, space battles, treasure hunting and other action adventure. Arguably the story does have some of these elements but, like showing up at a backyard "BBQ party" and finding only a crockpot of chili and wieners, the story leaves a lot to be desired. This story is nothing more than a Har
Oct 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.4 stars. I have to rate it lower for the misogyny at the very end and for the unnecessary psychotic-break episode that Gar suffered.

Not related to the rating, but I am also miffed at the author for making a direct sequel to this book a MFM story, with a very important wrap-up to book one related to the antidote. I very much dislike when authors mix genres like that in one series, and hate it in instances when the books are completely linked like in this case.
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A romance novelist and short story writer, Christine has over forty publications to her name. She loves to exercise and stops writing just long enough to keep her body in motion too. When she’s not pretending to be a ninja in her basement, she’s most likely spending time with her family and two dogs.

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