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Jesse's Story

(The Slave Breakers ##2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  903 ratings  ·  71 reviews
Jesse's story is the second tale in the Slave Breakers saga. Imagine a modern society parallel to our own where impoverished peasants are legally permitted to sell their children into slavery starting at age 15. The upper class households in this world demonstrate their wealth by buying the best of everything - including people.

Jesse is a strong-minded "pleasure slave" who
ebook, 167 pages
Published October 18th 2007 by self-published
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Don Bradshaw
Jul 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, slave-mster
Jesse is bought from a masochistic master by the Slave Breakers, Holden and Alix. Jesse believes that his lover is dead only to be told by Holden and Alix that Quen is alive and at their house. Jesse isdefiant from the get go holding a special hate for Holden. Bran has become a household fixture but still has yet to hear Holden say I LOVE YOU after two years. Jesse confronts Holden in a battle of words and finally convinces Holden to be honest with the beautiful Bran who has found a place in ev ...more
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Wow, this one was even better than Bran's Story! I'm so thrilled by this series. This installment really reminded me more of the Deviations series by Chris Owen than Bran's story. I think because Holden is very similar to Tobias although more pedagogical since he works almost exclusively with traumatized teenage slaves. Well, & Holden has a bit of a temper & can rant with the best of them.

As the series progresses, we get to know a little bit more about each of the members of the household but th
BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
I am blown away at how good this series is written. The characters are so engaging. I love Bran; I really do. I adore Holden, he is just amazing. I understand this is Jesse's story and it is in a way, but I think it's more Holden and Bran's story. The emotions which come through for these well developed characters has me speechless. I really needed this story as the last few books I read have been terrible. This book brought me out of my funk.

Jesse is an angry, arrogant and slightly frightened
I am really enjoying this free series. Jesse is such an interesting character but it's also great to have a lot of 'Holden and Bran' time too! Moving straight on to Lee's Story ...more
Joseph Tonlet
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Review is for the overall series rather than individual books.

Can't even say how much I'm crushing on these characters and this universe. Fucking LOVE it! Sooo damn good! If you're a fan of slave stories (and free reads), this is one you won't want to miss!
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Reading Maculategiraffe’s The Slave Breakers trilogy makes me feel like I have a tornado of glitter swirling around inside of me! It definitely deserves a 3.5-star rating!

On the surface, Jesse’s Story is about the title character - another young slave boy bought by Alix and Holden in order to save him from a physically and emotionally abusive owner. (Sound familiar?! It should; it’s the exact same premise as the first book in the series, Bran’s Story.) This time, however, instead of retraining t
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fread
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 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 par

I loved this story more than the first book in this series and that surprises me I didn't see that coming. The other thing that surprised and delighted me is this book is really just a continuation of Holden and Bran's relationship and I really wanted more of them.

There is a heartbreaking and happy story in there about Jesse and Quen which just added to my reading enjoyment but my heart is with Bran, I can't get enough of him.

I can't wait to start Lee's story and I'm hoping Bran, Holden and th
This is two years on from Bran's Story, and in this book we meet Jesse, and Jesse is rather fierce and defiant and not at all like Bran.

When the book opens, Jesse has just found out that his lover is dead from his extremely sadistic master and he has lost all hope. Then he is bought by the slave breakers, and everything changes. (view spoiler)

Because of a variety of things that I don't want to spoil here, Jesse is not really their slave a
In Jesse's Story we meet Jesse, a slave who has been tortured by Gregorei Presniakov. Presniakov killed Jesse's lover, another of his slaves, Quen when he tried to escape. Jesse is rescued from Presniakov by Alix and Holden, who rescued Bran in Bran's Story. On the way to his new temporary home, Bran reassures Jesse that his new Mistress and Master are nothing like Presniakov.

This is the second book in 'The Slave Breakers' trilogy, so there will be some spoilers below.

Since Bran's rescue
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Well done sequel which continues the main romantic storyline of the first book with a fresh perspective.

Jesse and Quen are owned by a vicious and sadistic master. Their only comfort is each other, and together they plan a daring escape. Quen gets away, but Jesse does not, and as this book opens Jesse's master has informed him with bitter glee that Quen is dead.

Like Bran before him, Jesse finds himself sold to the "slave breakers" and discovers them to be not what he expected or feared. But this
Mar 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, lgbtq
This review is for all of the "slave breakers" series. I enjoyed them all about the same, except maybe the prequel which is my least favorite, but still very good.

I was not sure what to think of this story before I started reading it. I saw where one of my friends here on Goodreads rated it very well. Then I saw that it was posted on LiveJournal and that there are writer's note within the story. I was worried then that the story would not be well written because of this, but based on the the rat
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
In alot of ways I really didn't feel like this was Jesse's story. It was just a way to get a outside POV on Bran and Holden's relationship. We really didn't get alot on Jesse other than the basics and most of the time was spent with Jesse observing either Bran or Holden or them together. While I did enjoy it alot I can't help but think this would have more emotional appeal the relationship between the two had been told in Yves or Jer's POV ...more
Excellent. Bran and Holden just about killed me.
Dec 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, bdsm, slavery, free-read
Now, if jesse just wasn't such a PRICK... ...more
Mar 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Read this free short download in a morning. Continues the master/slave relationship that began with 'Bran's Story'. Enjoyable but not much substance.. ...more
May 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Can't stop. Starting the next one now. ...more
After Bran’s Story, I was looking forward very much to the next installment in The Slave Breakers universe. Jesse’s Story follows the abused slave, Jesse, who is rescued by Alix and Holden and helped to freedom across the border. But more than that, the story revolves around the relationship between Holden and Bran established in the previous novel.

The writing and characterization remain fantastic. I definitely enjoyed spying in on this twisted family and their business. ;)

Jesse was a breath of
Mar 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: free-reads
Two years have passed since we were first introduced to the Slave Breakers world, and what a difference those two years make, both in the incredible writing talent of this author and in the progression of the storyline.

Jesse adds a whole new element to the story as he single handedly accomplishes in a matter of days what no one else has in those two years. His POV offers a new and different perspective and not only into the Slave Breakers world. Jesse's inquisitive and unapologetically brash na
Danny Tyran
Sep 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: d-s, freebies, dystopia, bdsm, gay, slave
I've read all the books in the series Slave Breakers. I think the author did not like slavery. She does not really believe that it may be good for anyone. One could describe Holden, the main character, as a master who has a velvet hand in a velvet glove.
I understand that the author has created a situation where the retrainers are literally saving the lives of slaves cruelly mistreated by their former masters. We could not bring a broken slave to life by hitting him, even gently. So her context
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: d-s, mm-romance
Jesse's Story deserves its own review, but please see my reviews for Bran's Story and Lee's Story so what I say here makes a little more sense.

(view spoiler)
Jan 16, 2016 rated it liked it
This series should really be called "The Slave Breakers and Bran" because the series centers around Bran, though it comes from the other boy's perspective. Jesse is a transient; he comes and goes by the end of the story and is just the means of progressing Bran and Holden's love story. It somehow worked for me, and I enjoyed seeing Jesse's reaction to their bizarre relationship. He sort of reflects the reader. Why won't you just say you love him?

One aspect that still gets me is that I don't actu
Jun 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-romance
Ahhh, I loved Jesse!!! I am seriously impressed with Maculategiraffe's ability to write her protagonists - excellent job!

This was like watching an episode of House, MD. The psychological insights and observations, the witty repartees - entirely enjoyable!

In fact, I would have given this 5 stars, if it wasn't for my lingering unease with Bran's part of the story. Sweet Bran has finally received the declaration of love that he has been waiting for. But is it really going to be better for him? I c
Apr 22, 2012 rated it liked it
So again, I don't do romance. But I couldn't help myself after reading the first one. The second one just as good as the first, though with a remarkably different character as the focus. I say remarkably because so much of what is flooding the market these days is cookie cutter crap, and this is pretty much the opposite of that. Really well written, much better than (again) so much stuff currently flooding the market. The characters are interesting and believable, the storyline itself is interes ...more
Beth Nishime
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I don't know what I expected when I ordered this book...adventure? redemption? science fantasy of some kind? The synopsis sounded different from anything I'd read before and I was intrigued.

The disclaimer at the beginning put me off a bit. As a hetero woman, gay porn is not my thing. But I figured I had nothing to lose so I started reading.

Boy, am I glad I did! What a beautiful, well-written love story! It made me cry more than once. I love these characters and I love how they interact. I read t
Mar 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I thoroughly enjoyed this second part to Bran's Story. I expected this to be a near standalone sequel, but really it was primarily just a continuation of the exploration of the relationship between Bran and Holden and their family.

Jesse is thrown in just as the... pot stirrer. He's the one that causes the relationship to progress, but it was going there anyway. And it is a sweet, happy story of slavery with minimal violence (although Jesse has previously experienced some very bad treatment, whic
Jun 27, 2014 rated it liked it
So I just read this in one sitting, cause I've gotten so used to big books.

Jesse, a pleasure slave, gets rescued from his master by the slavebreakers we met in the last book, and he befriends Bran, so we get to see a lot of him, too - Which surprised me, I didn't know that their stories would be so closely intertwined.
They bring him to their house, where Quen, his lover, is already waiting for him after he had ran away earlier - but sadly he has to go very quickly, and Jesse will later join him.
Apr 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook, m-m, free_read, slave
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Stacey Jo
This is the second story in the Slave Breakers series and is called Jesse's Story but it's really more of a continuation of Bran's story. This one gives you the household from Jesse's POV though and it's interesting to see Bran and Holden through others eyes. Jesse is a very strong character and by him, Bran is able to express his fears and desires to Holden and Holden is finally able to admit his feelings to Bran. Holden had a great reward in store for Jesse as well. It was a big HEA all around ...more
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