Book Reviews

Stealing Rain by A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly at Pride Publishing

Genre Gay / Science Fiction / Other Planets / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 11-September-2017

Book Blurb

In the not too distant future, water becomes so scarce the hunt is on for any drop on other planets. Drew and Trace, former lovers find that love, not just rain, is high at any price.

Drew Lecour was once the pride of the military, until he'd decided to leave the federation and became a rogue, selling water to the highest bidder.

Trace had a history with Drew, one that involved some hot sex and broken promises. And now, after not seeing him for years, Drew and his crew suddenly show up on a planet Trace has been contracted to protect, a planet where Drew is set to drill for water.

Trace doesn't have a choice. He has to defend the water supply. His men are waiting for their leader to give the order to kill, but he can't bring himself to do that.

So he confiscates Drew's equipment and takes him prisoner; but having Drew naked and at his mercy proves far more challenging than he'd anticipated, and then, there are others forces at play.


Publisher's Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Stealing My Heart anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.

Book Review

Bad decisions—we've all made them. Some are minor and easily overcome. Others are monumental, ones which steal our future happiness. We waste years in stubbornness and denial; we hide our fear and pain behind bravado. However, sometimes fate gives us an opportunity to alter these decisions. Drew Lecour in 'Stealing Rain' by A.J. Lewellyn and D. J. Manly is presented with such an opportunity; he's given a second chance with Trace Delano, the love of his life. 

The characters in 'Stealing Rain' are well defined, but not necessarily easy to care about. Drew Lecour reminded me of Han Solo but with even less tact, more indifference and arrogance. As the story proceeded, I began to realize that Drew's bravado was an act to shield himself from feeling his self-inflicted pain. Only then did I begin to empathize with him. I identified more with Trace because he was the one 'left behind', the responsible one, torn between logic and love. It was difficult to admire Drew, who seemed to create his own problems and because his way of dealing with them was less than stellar. With this said, he was irresistibly sexy and charismatic and in spite of myself, I was drawn to his 'bad boy' self.

Tor's character is an excellent villain—sneaky, arrogant, back biting, and easy to hate. I understood his motives; he wanted to possess Trace at any cost, but his means definitely confused me.

'Stealing Rain' is a raw, carnal story involving rough sex and bondage. In the end, it was not stealing rain, but finding it that brought Drew and Trace back together.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 51 pages/16646 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 29-November-2010
Price $2.99 ebook
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