Book 1 of the Free Men series
Author: Kate Aaron
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
At twenty-seven, Tamelik has been a slave more than half his life, having witnessed his family being murdered in front of him when he was just a child. Naturally submissive, although with a petulant streak, he can’t help but fall in love with the master who treats him kindly.
Tam’s dreams come true when his mistress walks out, leaving her husband behind. For six glorious months, he and his master get to be together. Then Tam is ordered to purchase another slave.
He wants to hate Kai for being unruly and ungrateful. For being of the same race as the men who murdered his family. For being his eventual replacement in their master’s bed. But it’s hard to hate a man who cries himself to sleep, flinches at the slightest touch, and blushes beautifully when he’s kissed.
Seducing Kai has suddenly become more challenge than chore, and with his master’s encouragement, Tam finds himself falling for his new companion. Except… nobody can be in love with two people at once, can they?
I found The Slave to be rich in detail and I loved the flow of the narrative. All three men in this relationship are unique: The master, the slave and the soldier.
I could feel Tam’s reticence in caring for Kai and understood where he was coming from. Kai’s actions were also very understandable and I loved how they both came to find their places. The Master’s motivations were harder to grasp and I hope the next book sheds some light on his character.
In the end we get to know Tam, know some of Kai and little of Master. The cliff hanger was frustrating and knowing that the second also does not completely resolve the story almost makes me want to wait until the third book is out to continue. However, I am curious as to Kai’s background and will probably read The Soldier sooner rather than later.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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