Book Reviews

Webs by M. Raiya at Changeling Press

Genre Gay / Science Fiction / Menage MMM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 21-September-2013

Book Blurb

He wakes nameless, without memory, and in chains. He expects death. Instead, he falls in love. Not once, but twice. The passion that binds the three men will not only change their lives, but change the whole galaxy. That is, if they escape the webs they're caught in.

 

Book Review

Wow! This is an amazing story. Gripping, very cleverly done, and with a message of "love conquers all" that is one of the strongest I have ever seen in a story. The simplicity of the blurb hides a multi-layered story that kept me in suspense and made me gasp in surprise every time yet another secret was revealed, and another layer of the complex situation peeled back. The initial awakening of the main character and his cruel treatment almost put me off, but I am so glad I persevered! This story's very essence is about the power of love, compassion, and learning to understand and respect those who are different.

Losing our memories, the events that help define us as people, is one of the most serious threats most of us can imagine. Having them stripped by someone else and ending up as a captive, to be done with as some faceless enemy wants, is a total nightmare.  The main character faces this situation, not just once, but twice. It was fascinating to see him fight his captivity, starting to learn what was going on, then dealing with the fallout. It could not have been more different from what he first suspected. Passion was never a part of his life before his captivity, and, if he doesn’t manage the situation just right, it never will be again.

The two other main characters, each in their own way, are wonderful as well. One is somehow familiar, yet the main character cannot place him at first. The other is his captor, who turns out not to be at all the guy the main character expected. The twist and turns, and many revelations are exceedingly well done and I am totally impressed with this story. It took me to a few scary places in my own mind that I'd rather not have visited, but, in the end, it pulled me back out and I was still whole. Sort of.

If you like stories that are emotionally super-intense and likely to turn you and your world inside out, if you enjoy reading about men who have been subjected to memory erasure and have to learn to deal with the consequences, and if you're looking for a read that is very hot as well as deeply emotional, then you will probably like this short book. I am totally blown away  by it and think it's brilliant!

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 57 pages
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Publication Date 20-September-2013
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