Tor (Werewolf Fight League #1) by Lynn Lorenz ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

LL_Tor_coverlgTitle: Tor (Werewolf Fight League #1)

Author: Lynn Lorenz

Publisher: Loose Id

Cover Artist: Mina Carter

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 04/02/2012

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal

Blurb:

To the Werewolf Fight League, Tor is a champion fighter. To his master, he’s nothing more than a slave. When Tor’s mate Jin is killed in a brutal cage fight, Tor never wants to fight again. His master, Marrack has other plans for him.

Sky is a beautiful young sex slave, trained to perform sex on whoever buys him. But Sky is special; he’s a virgin and the man who owns him will be very lucky to be the first.

When Marrack buys Sky for Tor, his plan to get Tor back in the cage is set in motion. How could the big were resist mating the beautiful boy? Marrack has one month to get Tor back into shape and fighting again. Everything is riding on this –Tor’s reputation, Sky’s freedom, and Marrack’s money.

Will Tor find love again with a slave boy, or will Tor be betrayed by his new mate?

Note:
This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: BDSM them and elements, exhibitionism, master/slave, violence (including rape).

Readers with a history of rape or sexual abuse may find elements of this story disturbing.

My View:

This story was a really great mix of violence, savagery, and tenderness. The world was brutal but the romance was loving.

I really loved this world. It was ugly and violent and full of backstabbing and greed. Yet it was fascinating. The concepts of the fight league and mating and masters/slaves was well done and full of lovely visuals. I only wish this one were longer so that I could have learned more of the how this fight league came to be and more about the structure itself. There was so much potential for this story to have been amazing if only it were a bit longer and delved more into the world and the characters.

I really loved the characters as well. They were such amazing mixes of aggression and emotion. Tor was so wonderful, all hard on the outside, but gentle and caring on the inside. His behaviors towards Sky were so loving and tender that I only had a small issue with the fast nature of their romance. And Sky was such a great mix of naivete and strength. I loved their story. I do wish more time was devoted to some of the potential character growth and romance development, but what was on the page was still very good.

I have to give the author props for pushing the boundaries with this story. It was visceral on all levels and there were times I wondered how far thing would go, but it worked for me and I am looking forward to the next book. Ash and Stoltz have piqued my interest and their story promises to be a good one.

NOTE: I read this one first because it was listed as book 1 but apparently it is actually chronologically after the next book. When I reread, and I will, I will read these in reverse order.

Links

Tor (Werewolf Fight League #1) on Goodreads
Loose Id
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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