Author: Rachel Haimowitz & Heidi Belleau
Reviewed by: Connie
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: M/M Slavery
ISBN 13: 9781937551964
With a wedge at last driven between Mat and Dougie Carmichael, courtesy of Nikolai Petrovic’s expert manipulations, the brothers must each accept their new path forward: Dougie, a perfect slave, sweet and obedient and loving. Mat, a tightly reined dog, snarling and snapping but never allowed to bite.
Unfortunately, no transformation, however well planned, is without its growing pains. Mat’s leash is so tight it’s choking him. Dougie is tormented by a little voice inside his head—a fragment of his former self—that he cannot silence.
And Nikolai’s most difficult tests for the brothers are still to come.
The critical question isn’t whether they can pass those tests, but whether they even want to. Without each other to lean on and live for, a bleak future has become bleaker still. But Nikolai’s too good to let his slaves slip through his fingers—by death or by despair.
A noose, a nighttime sky, a shared lover, an unexpected friend. A foreboding forest cabin. A lavish party with all the debauchery Nikolai’s clientele could want. It’s all coming in season 3 of the Flesh Cartel.
If they can’t be there for each other, they rather not be at all.
That´s what I got out of Homecoming, for Mat and Dougie all hope is lost.
Why do I keep putting myself through this?!?! Why?! Because, this books are addictive. Because reading about Nikolai causes this turmoil of emotions within me that I can’t put it down.
And we finally get the insight about Nikolai´s past.
He, who was abducted with his mother when he was five years old.
He, who became the son of his mother’s abductee, her Master.
He, who turned into a Master himself, proud to help others find their true meaning in life… servitude.
Did I feel sorry for him? Maybe, for like a minute.
And then, he broke Dougie again and I hated him as usual. Nothing in his past is a redeeming quality for this man.
Poor Dougie, after the last episode he felt all alone. Feeling betrayed by Matt, and at the same time undeserving of Matt´s love.
He let his guard down, for a moment he let his brain take a back seat and appreciate Nikolai with new eyes, eyes that were deceiving and put him in a situation he would have never been if he was really thinking about it.
But, Nikolai made a mistake, and woke him up from that dreamlike state. Dougie´s head cleared and he started thinking straight again.
Is there hope? Can he find a way to work out all this new feelings? Is he going to break beyond repair this time?
Matt is… lost, surrounded by darkness, without hope or fear. Nothing worst for a fighter than throwing the towel…
Another installment gone, left me gasping for air on a cliffhanger from hell, now the worst part begins… the waiting for Loyalties.
Be prepared for heart gripping angst, maybe some tears. Frustration is the emotion running high here. Don’t let Nikolai´s confessions soften you, he is still a cold hearted bastard.