- Evernight Publishing
- Release Date
- July 2012
- Book 1 of Shangri-La
BDSM, Fantasy Romance, LGBTQ
In a world where one is either the ruler or the ruled, Enforcer Josiah Marx takes a case and finds himself drawn to Rafe Zweil, a submissive with a complicated past. Josiah has given up on finding love, but the new man sparks new feelings and brings out the dominant in him.
Can the two overcome all the obstacles that stand between them to find love in the Land of Fire?
Be Warned: BDSM, m/m sex, spanking, rimming.
Oct 10, 2012 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
118 people found the following review helpful
The world of Shangri-La holds a lot of promise with its unique little details about the dominants and submissives as well as the land itself that is still recovering from war.
Josiah is an enforcer and a fourth tier dominant who protects the submissive from abusive dominants. I wasn't quite sure what else fell into his job description and would have liked to know more on the subject. Anyway, one night he is given a mission of retrieving a submissive who escaped a dominant. There was no contract involved on record, but Josiah is aware he doesn't have all the information and proceeds with caution. Everything in him screams that the fourth tier submissive had a reason for running and the way he held himself on the recording that captured his escape only confirms it.
But that's not all there is to it, because Josiah feels something else for the submissive Rafe even without meeting him. There is a need to protect Rafe and an overwhelming sensation of want stirring in his insides. It's like nothing he'd ever felt before.
I was caught right away in this world of dominants and submissive, but there was just not enough information for me to get deeper into it. I liked the tension the author had created, both as a setting to the action as well as between the characters. Both of them held a certain appeal, and while that in itself was enough to keep my attention, I needed more interaction between them and more of those rare situations where I could actually experience the connection between the two.
The side characters seem to have held stories of their own, something I'm dying to know more about, but even just Rafe and Josiah have so much working for them, such an amazing setting for their stories, occupations and capabilities that I could easily read a whole other book just about them.
I'm hoping there is a sequel soon, one with more information for someone as hungry as I and be it about these two characters or someone else, I know I'll thoroughly enjoy it.
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