Monday, May 10, 2010

Lotus in the Wild

Title: Lotus in the Wild
Author: Fae Sutherland and Marguerite Labbe
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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ISBN: 978-1-61581-224-0
Genre: {M/M}, Historical
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

It has been several months since Wulfgar lost Roman and Aron. While he hates Londinium, he hopes he will be able to find someone to take his mind off his former slaves. Kintaro was raised to be a pleasure slave, but fears he will never find a new master if the slave traders who have been holding him don’t sell him soon. Both are in for a surprise when Wulfgar becomes Kintaro’s new master.

In Bee Among the Clover, Wulfgar was one of those characters that readers were going to love or hate. Truthfully he was not my favorite character. Granted, the time period in which this story took place and the position of power that Wulfgar holds had a lot to do with how he behaved. However, Lotus in the Wild, the follow up story to Bee Among the Clover, totally changed my opinion of Wulfgar. In this story, the authors take their time with Wulfgar and really allow some of his insecurities to come through. Soon it becomes clear to the reader just how much the Thane really cared for Roman and Aron and the regrets he has over their treatment at his hands.

Kintaro’s character is the perfect match for Wulfgar in many ways. He is the perfect submissive, while at the same time, does not plan on letting Wulfgar get away with treating him like anything other than a precious treasure. The sex between them is hot, and while Wulfgar begins to realize he is developing deeper feelings for his new slave, it takes him awhile to understand just what that means.

There is the introduction of some new characters in this story, as well as the return of some old ones. This time it was Roman and Aron that rubbed me the wrong way. If you liked Bee Among the Clover, then you are sure to love Lotus in the Wild even more.

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