The Rusted Sword by R.D. Hero


In his prime, Raleigh had snared the vicious fighter Moshe into marriage through a mutual game of push and pull. Ten years later, Raleigh suffers from a chronic knee injury and flagging confidence, while his bond with Moshe has eroded drastically.

During yet another domestic squabble, Raleigh learns that Moshe intends to leave their home to take part in a winter
sword fighting tournament. Roused by a mix of broken pride and desperation, Raleigh chooses to attend as well—in what he believes is the last chance to win back Moshe’s devotion.
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I was actually really surprised at how much I enjoyed this story!  Although it was short, it was very packed with details; the storyline grabbed my attention right away, and the characters were done extremely well.
I especially liked how the author was able to take the two characters, Raleigh and Moshe, that seemed like they were complete opposites and bring them together in a way that worked amazingly well.  One thing that I enjoyed about Moshe’s character was that he was the complete opposite of what I would have thought he would have been like, and I love being caught off guard while reading a story.
Overall, I did enjoy the story; it was one about love, jealousy, romance, fighting for what you want, and just the right amount of smuttiness.  I haven’t read anything by this author in the past, but you can be sure that I will read more from them in the future.

R.D. Hero lives a life completely dedicated to m/m. When she isn’t spending time sifting through multitudes of yaoi looking for the rare perfect one, she’s writing slash online. Once in awhile, if she has to, she goes out into the real world to do unsavory things like “college” and “socializing”. Mostly though, she prefers to stay in her cave with her boxer, Brandy. You can find her atwww.rdhero.com.