Reviewed for The Romance Reviews here.
I like erotica, but what I love is erotica with romance and a believable plot, and that, my friends, is what Jack Greene has delivered.
Siris was being trained to be a pleasure slave, when, on the eve of his auction, his captors are attacked by a band of mercenaries. Legar, a handsome and noble guard, fights with the leader of the mercenaries, the barbarian Rakurr over Siris. Before they kill each other, though, Siris convinces them to come to a mutually beneficial agreement.
I absolutely loved this book. The characters were good, the plot actually interesting, and the sex was great! It's a short book, so to have all three of the above components is pretty surprising.
The characters were given just enough personality and individuality to make me care about them, and to fit in a book this short. Siris was sweet and rather adventurous and daring for a virgin. Of course, he was raised as a pleasure slave, so that kind of makes sense. It was very romantic to me, since both Siris and Legar had longed for each other from afar, and Rakurr made it possible for them to be together. I also enjoyed seeing the two alpha males, Rakurr and Legar going head to head and the compromise they came up with.
As for the plot, it's not only plausible, but is actually something I would love to see the author expand on. I'd love to see more of these 3 and their world.
And the sex? Wonderful! It was well written, not drawn out and never got boring. My pulse was definitely racing when I finished it! It also was a tad romantic, which made me enjoy it even more.
The only thing that was difficult to believe about this story was that Rakurr would decide to take Siris as his consort without getting to know him first, but that's only a minor detail that I was easily able to overlook.
This was a wonderful book and the only thing that could have made it better would be if it were longer since he author could not only go into greater detail, but I would get to read more about Siris and his men.