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Simsala`s Abracadabra

Reader of m/m fiction and romance, coffee addict, worst reviewer ever,

Capture & Surrender - L.A. Witt, Aleksandr Voinov 3,5 stars
Upped to four stars for NOT showing the life of a HIV-positive gay man as some kind of alternative lifestyle.

The Market Garden...
now, isn`t it a big-happy-gay family?

A nice enough read but it could have been so much more.
Many promises were made in the beginning.
Prostitution versus love, a may-december D/s relationship, a pain-craving Dom, heartache, coping with life-altering illness, military fetish and so on.
To my disappointment the authors didn`t pull through. Issues toned down (especially prostitution - this book makes it sound like a happy place to be), edges polished, grit/dirt taken out - all for the sake of the crowd...
This is a supposed-to-be `rough` story made readable for everyone.
But at least I was convinced the happy couple will make it. Frank will continue to successfully rule the Market Garden with a lovestruck Dom at his feet.
(Because...come on, who wears the pants in this relationship...)