Mantrap by LM Somerton ~ Book Review by Caroline

23612961 Title: Mantrap

Author: LM Somerton

Publisher: Totally Bound

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars


Not all cages have bars.

The Wyverns Motorcycle Club has a reputation as fierce as its dragon emblem. Its enigmatic leader, Rogue Hellaby, has a police file so thick you could prop up a table with it. The qualifications for membership are a reckless disregard for authority and the attitude of a spitting cobra. But The Wyverns MC is not quite what it seems. All the riders have dubious histories in the military or the police—now they just serve and protect their own interests and those of Horatio Trap, the manipulative bastard who recruited them.

When Rogue receives an instruction to kidnap and hold hostage the son of a powerful drug lord, he doesn’t bat an eyelid. But Rogue has never had to deal with a captive like Orlando de la Pena. Orlando is furious—not because he’s being held prisoner, but because he’s prevented from partying at his favourite BDSM club. Rogue discovers that the only way to deal with Orlando is to become the Dom he so obviously needs. But Orlando’s father wants him back, and The Wyverns must face a battle that could cost them their lives.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of light BDSM.

Publisher’s Note: This story has been previously released as part of the Hard Riders anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.


I do hope this is the first book in a series as I really need to know more about the Wyverns Motorcycle Club…..or at least more about it’s members.

The club is made up of a group of wayward gay men, who have come from Police or Military backgrounds, and have all left their jobs under a dark cloud. Although you get to meet all the members in this story it concentrates on Rogue, even his name sounds dark and mysterious. They are a band of rebellious and dangerous misfits but they have each other’s backs and operate like a dysfunctional family.

Their latest job from their secretive and invisible boss is to kidnap a young man called Orlando de la Pena who is the son of a local drug lord. Orlando has nothing to do with his father or the family business as being gay doesn’t fit in with the mob so he makes his own way in life the best he can and has a penchant for some heavy kink. As he is a regular at a local BDSM club that is where the Wyverns head to kidnap him and hold him hostage.

When Rogue set eyes on Orlando he has to remind himself this is just a job. It raises the question of whether he wants a full time sub and after a doing a scene with him he is even more confused. These are thoughts that have to be put on the back burner as a fight breaks out in the club and the Wyverns smuggle their kidnapped package out and take him back to their headquarters.

Orlando is not happy when he realises he has somehow become embroiled in his father’s business dealings but he can’t help but be attracted to Rogue. He very much has a brash outward persona that covers a much more sensitive person underneath who is craving a bit of love and direction.

This is a quick and easy read without a lot of angst. Rogue and Orlando meet under unusual circumstances but are drawn to each other none the less, each craving and recognising something they need in the other. But first there is a battle to be fought and keeping Orlando safe has become imperative!

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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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