Silvia Violet
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Silver Publishing
Release Date
March 2012
Book 1 of Galactic Betrayal
Action/Adventure Romance, Alternate Universe, BDSM, LGBTQ

Lark Zaccaro and Derek Carlson were partners and friends. Lark wanted more. Then someone at the Intergalactic Investigations Bureau sold them out to enemy aliens. Lark was forced to abandon Derek to the enemy, and Derek bought the IIB's story that Lark betrayed them all.

When Lark's deep cover mission and Derek's new job in search-and-rescue collide, the desire simmering between them explodes. Lark needs Derek's help to escape a new enemy, and Derek needs to discover the truth about what really happened on that alien planet. Can they overcome lies and betrayal and find the love and comfort they seek, or will their past forever keep them apart?

CONTENT ADVISORY: This title contains scenes of dubious consent.

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Jul 06, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
182 people found the following review helpful
Betrayed by the man you loved to suffer in a prison where you are broken in mind and body, what would you do when you see him again? This is the question Derek has to answer when he's captured by Lark. He wasn't expecting to see Lark, his former partner, running a hellhole prison on a god-forsaken planet.

Lark is working deep undercover in a crap location he hates. It's in exchange for a favour to save Derek. What Lark doesn't know is that Derek was not saved in time. This is a sad story all around. When they meet again and the missing pieces are revealed, they realize there is someone in their former employer selling agents out. This brings Derek and Lark back on the same side.

This is a hot little story. If you look up the phrase "sexual tension", you will see a picture of Lark and Derek glaring at each other. Sometimes the look is of desperate need; other times it is of unresolved love. Yes, only the one you love could hurt you so bad. Derek has a thing for Lark and vice versa. When the two of them actually get it on, I'm surprised my fingers weren't singed and my Kindle wasn't smoking.

The dominance games pushed me just a bit over the edge and I liked it. It gave this little story that smexy edge I enjoy. I only wish Ms. Violet would take it further. Her books seem to just cross that line to tantalize and then pull back. The control collar with the leash had me all hot and bothered. It probably wouldn't enhance the story by getting too depraved and dirty with the forced sexual submission, but I would have loved it. It's not really Ms. Violet's writing style to include non-con. I forgive her because her plots and character development are enjoyable.

This is the first in a series and I'm hooked. I want to read the next one. There are still answers to questions, which are outstanding. Who betrayed them? Will there be more kinky D/s sex? How often will Derek now use the control collar on Lark and will we be the fly on the wall watching?

I recommend this hot m/m sci-fi story to those who enjoy a bit of angst with hot smexy revenge sex.
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