Author: LA Witt & Aleksandr Voinov
Cover Artist: L. C. Chase
Rating: 4.00 of 5 Stars
Ever since his partner died, Frank has resigned himself to staying single. He wards off the loneliness by spending time with friends on the paintball field and running his high-end brothel, the Market Garden.
After one of his most lucrative rentboys quits, Frank is thrilled when a gorgeous replacement walks through the door. A former US soldier, Stefan is hot, bold, and perfect for the Market Garden’s clientele, especially those with a thing for camouflage and drill sergeants. He’s perfect for Frank, too, except Frank has a rule about not getting involved with his own rentboys.
During a frisky game of paintball, Stefan makes it clear that he doesn’t care about the rules. Not the rules of the game, and definitely not Frank’s refusal to get involved. He captures Frank on the field using stealth and cunning, and makes it clear that he’ll do anything to keep a hold of him off the field too
Josie Goodreads’s View:
Frank has been alone since his partner Andrew died, content to run Market Garden and look after his rent boys. He never expects to find love again, until he meets Stefan. Stefan, an ex American soldier, walks into Market Garden looking for a job and stirs up feelings Frank thought were long buried, only problem is Frank gives Stefan a job, and he doesn’t date the staff, plus he has a few other personal issues that might just get in the way.
Stefan is running away from his past, trying to find a place he can settle into, build a life good enough for now, he’s not looking too far ahead. He wants Frank from the moment he first meets him, he just can’t understand why the older man won’t let him get close.
When Frank’s friend Geoff emails Frank to let him know that one of their regular paintball games is on at the weekend Frank invites Stefan along. These are no ordinary games though, this is where the title comes from, Capture and Surrender, and it means exactly that, the captor gets to do exactly what he likes with the prisoner! Frank is only referee though; he just watches from the side-lines, finding himself watching Stefan more often than not, eventually Stefan makes up his own rules up and captures the referee, which leads to the start of something more. As they navigate the minefields waiting to trip them up they get to know one another, Stefan, like Frank has suffered loss too, being fifteen years younger than Frank is no guarantee of a pain free past. But just how far can their relationship go?
This book is so much more than the blurb suggests, it’s an emotional roller coaster. I do believe in instant attraction, but Frank and Stefan’s connection is so much deeper than just attraction, both men have lost loved ones, partners, this gives them a connection, a shared experience, although Frank tells Stefan about Andrew long before Stefan talks about his loss.
I loved both characters, Frank was vulnerable and quite sweet, thinking his time had passed he had given up on finding love again. He wanted love, to be touched and desired, he just thought it had all died with Andrew. I also loved how he l looked after the boys of Market Garden, ‘his boys’, and how protective he was of them. Stefan on the other hand had the confidence of youth, and the maturity that comes after experiencing grief. He was funny, self-assured, and cocky and determined to ‘capture’ Frank. He knew what he wanted and went after it, not thinking twice or allowing himself to be side-tracked. His goal was Frank, and he allowed nothing to stand in his way.
Capture and Surrender is the fifth book in the Market Garden series but it can be read as a standalone. I loved it and recommend it for anyone who loves self-assured cocky kids going after what they want, and lots of hot smoking sex.
This review was originally posted on Mrsconditreadsbooks.com which is no longer online.
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