Friday, January 24, 2014

The Flesh Cartel #13: The House Always Wins (The Flesh Cartel #13)

*Spoiler Alert*

Mat and Douglas’s time as Nikolai’s wards is finally drawing to a close. Though torn apart by Nikolai’s machinations, their fates are still inextricably entwined: they’ve been sold to the same cruel master, and are united in their desire to go home. But “home” means two different things to the brothers: for Mat, their little bungalow in Nevada, and for Douglas, a swift return to Nikolai and Roger, the only people he believes still love him.

But first they must survive their new master. Smythe Hall is a twisted island paradise where Americans affect British accents and slaveboys dress up as slave girls, all at the whims of the rich and megalomaniacal Allen Smythe-Kennedy.

Meanwhile, FBI Special Agent Nate Johnson can’t let the case of the missing brothers lie. He knows it’s a waste of resources to chase ghosts down a cold trail, but after admiring Mathias “Stonewall” Carmichael ringside and at countless afterparties where he was too shy to say hello, he’s determined to solve the mystery and bring Mat and his little brother home.

Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes: dubious consent, explicit violence, non-consent.

In this edition, I feel that the end is starting. Mat is obsessed with escaping. There is nothing else on his mind.

Allen has decided to use Mat is his new business adventure; boxing to the death. We get to see several scenes, where Mat has to chose the death of his opponent or the death of his brother. He obviously saves his brother, but there is one scene where he cannot kill an innocent boy who's crime was being related to a traitor. Mat cannot do it, and Douglas has to step in and save his brother.

Douglas on the other hand, has a new "master" of sorts. Penny, Allen's wife. Everything Douglas does is for her as he is falling in love with her. Even with his feelings, there is a part of him that knows that he cannot have her with Allen still around. Also, Douglas struggles with the realization that he is nothing but an apparent cum dump for other slaves while trying to keep the image of Nikolai in his mind.

All is business as normal until an old foe comes back into the picture. Fear and revenge flares as a decision is made that leads to an apparent death and one of the brothers escaping!

I hope the finale starts to fall into place.

I read on a blog where Rachael and Heidi describe what is going to happen in the final series and I am very excited that how this is going to end. I just want to get all the details now!!!!

Great job ladies......

Rating: 4.5/5 Only reason is that the action in this book was not as fast paced as prior editions, but do not let my rating fool you. This is a great edition!!!

Until Next Time,

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