Book Reviews

Enslaved by a Brute (Sold! 4) by Anitra Lynn McLeod at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Science Fiction / Aliens / Other Planets / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 09-February-2013

Book Blurb

Harsh reality shattered his great expectations…

Krase warrior Noble Chaos had met two Earthlings. Enchanted by their foolish bravery, he decided he wanted a human for his own. When he obtains the job of tracking down one of the illegally sold Earthling slaves, his dreams of a wild love affair are destroyed when he realizes his target wasn’t bought for pleasure, but for torture.

Kyle Miller wanted a small, quiet life, so when he’s put on an alien auction block he’s stunned, but that’s only the beginning of his nightmare. When the alien who buys him turns him over to another, he’s subjected to horrific cruelty that batters his body and almost shatters his mind.

Will Noble be able to reach Kyle in time? And even if he does, will Kyle retain any of his sanity?

 

Book Review

"Harsh reality shattered his great expectations…" is the summary sentence that pretty much describes both main characters' situations. Kyle wanted a quiet life on Earth, instead he is abducted by aliens, sold, then passed on to another alien species and tortured. Noble, a Krase warrior, has decided he wants his own Earthling to love, but all his notions of conquest and 'making a human fall in love with him' soon go out the window.

Noble is given Kyle's file and told he needs to find the human and return him to Krase. The fact that he has fallen into the hands of a species known for deriving pleasure from others' pain. Krase warriors are not known for being emotional, but Noble's feelings are all over the place as he frees Kyle, sees how much pain he has suffered, and gradually gains his trust. Noble also gradually falls in love, and his thoughts as he discovered this new side of him were as touching as they were amusing.

Kyle doesn’t have it easy. But he is resilient, and discovering that not all aliens are evil soon keeps him busy and distracted. Kyle is as curious as the next guy, and doesn’t let anyone tell him what to do, much to Noble's surprise and delight. His willingness to trust and even attempt to protect Noble was wonderful, and he had me cheering him along the whole way. Teaching another Krase about humans turned into a great adventure!

The balance between humor, kinky alien sex, and quickly developing tenderness and feelings between two very unlikely partners, was great. The fact that Tyler and Blessed from book one were back again was just icing on the cake. If you like stories with interesting aliens, if you enjoy reading about an unemotional warrior learning about his emotions, and if you enjoy the combination of "funny" and "hot", then you will probably like this book.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 37538 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 09-February-2013
Price $5.50 ebook
Buy Link http://www.bookstrand.com/enslaved-by-a-brute