When a distant planet’s ownership is in dispute, conquering aliens turn defiant human males into pampered sex slaves.
Frey Bjorkson is an orphan from New World Colony Five. While making a supply run, he’s been captured by a Travian privateer and kept as a pet. Brutalized, he fights to hold on to his sanity and hope of escaping. His hopes are all but dashed when his master loses him to another, scarier male.
Having lost his mate, Rone has given up his old military ambitions. Instead, he’s volunteered to pose as a privateer to root out the arms suppliers of the traitorous males trying to overthrow female rule. When he becomes the reluctant master to a human pet, he has little patience for caring for the scared, battered creature. That doesn’t stop him from wanting the boy, and, as he sets about claiming the human as his property, he finds himself getting in deeper than he’d intended.
Not only does Rone prove to be kinder, he also gives Frey his first experience with sexual pleasure. The way Rone makes him feel, physically and emotionally, confuses Frey. He fights against his growing attraction even while he struggles to learn just what his master’s true agenda is.
As Rone infiltrates the dangerous world of privateers, he reluctantly drags Frey in with him. He tells himself that he needs the cover of being a brutal slave owner, but there is no denying his growing need for the boy. As Rone’s mission heats up, the stakes are high, and the alien master and his captive pet will have to work together to survive.
This book can be read as a stand alone.
This book takes a walk on the dark side of life. The loss of freedom to a larger race, and pressed into sexual slavery just because you are pretty is better than being shot, maybe. When they find out that they have more than a physical attraction things get more dangerous. With different agendas, and lies all around the main characters must figure out if they can rely on each other.
The thought of doing something for the good of the humans in need, Frey never thought he would be in such danger. Now that his life has been changed, not for the better, imagine his fear when he is lost in a card game to someone else. With terror, hunger, and thirst all running through his body he is lead off with his new scary master.
Rone is not out to win a pleasure slave but when one is offered up in exchange of money he has no choice to allow the bet to go through. When he wins he takes home Frey and marks him. To keep up appearances, and because of the undeniable chemistry between them, their physical relationship grows stronger.
This is a dark read, that hard rough sex and can be trigger for some who have issues with rough or perceived rape scenes. However it does stay within the storyline, the characters are entertaining and well thought out. Frey really matures throughout this story and comes into his own. Rone is just the man who gives Frey the atmosphere in which he feels safe and allows him to grow. They may not be perfect, but they are what each other needs.