by Joseph Lance Tonlet
--I wrote the following review nearly a month ago. Per the author’s request I held my review until the book's release. As I prepare to post it now, I realize that my reservations on continuing with the series have mellowed. I’m more anxious to get to book 2 than I would have thought. This review reads a bit different from my norm, simply because when I wrote my initial thoughts I was a mess. Head fuck describes this all the way around. But I'll refrain from using that term too much, because I'd like to get this review on Amazon.
“I. Don't. Like. You. That's why," hissed Miah.”
Then he’s found.
That’s where this short leaves off.
The other half of the mind twist is on me. How could I possibly want to read more? But I do. I really do need to know: How Alex survives. If the author can convince me that Alex could have “true” feelings for Miah. And whether or not Miah can have any redeemable qualities. I don’t think so. None. So why would I want Alex to get what he needs from Miah? See, head, uh, bender.
There's a thread of deepest primal power and submission that connects even your stongest denial to the story. The head screw that Miah puts Alex through is visceral. You will feel it. Hate it. And if you're like me try to find meaning by dissecting it. That is an element that I love.
Alexander LaFon lives a nightmare, but he deals with it. Deals with the fact that his mother abandoned him as an infant, deals with the fact that his father is never home, and deals with the fact that his older brother, Jeremiah, tortures him.
He dreams of escaping his mobile-home prison and finding a normal life. Of breaking free of his agony, finding a woman to love, becoming a teacher.
But some horrors you can never outrun. There’s nowhere to hide. Some nightmares chase you in your sleep and steal your freedom like a brutal thief. Some brothers never give up and never answer why.
Note: This book contains graphic violence, non-consensual sex, child abuse, and animal cruelty.
Tags: GAY, EROTICA, FORCED SUBMISSION, THRILLER, NON-CON, INCEST, KIDNAPPING, CHILD ABUSE, ANIMAL CRUELTY
About the Author:
I'm a born and raised Southern Californian—with a twenty-year stint of living in the Midwest. I love the laid-back lifestyle of San Diego and consider myself lucky to live where people dream of vacationing.
I am lifelong reader of m/m fiction, and I began my writing career one night sitting at my MacBook…I’ve never looked back. I write to bring the characters I dreams about—and who often keep me awake at night—to life.
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