Saturday, April 30, 2011

Be Brave

Title: Be Brave
Author: Fyn Alexander
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-60737-999-7
Genre: {M/M}, Suspense, BDSM
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Angel has been with his Daddy for six months and his life has changed more than he ever expected. No matter what comes his way, however, Angel is determined to make sure his Daddy is always proud of him.

The Angel and the Assassin series centers around two themes that make for entertaining reading, BDSM and suspense. Both themes play an equal role in this story, something that the author is able to do quite well. As the first story, Angel and the Assassin, was coming to a close, readers could see how loving Angel was starting to change Kael’s life. In Be Brave, that change is even more evident. Kael’s love for Angel results in the assassin changing an important aspect of his life, in order to secure Angel’s well being. Unfortunately, this is a man who has no business teaching and many of the scenes involving Kael in his new job had me laughing out loud.

Kael isn’t the only one who’s changing. As Angel becomes more secure with his new life, he starts to show a maturity that will soon help him with the problems that come his way. This does not mean that Angel is not your typical teenager at times; when his actions at home result in a visit from the nosey new neighbor, the results are both funny and extremely serious.

As I mentioned earlier, this series has aspects of BDSM, and just because Kael is now involved with Angel does not mean he has limited his DOM behavior. I liked how Kael not only talked to Angel about bringing Conran back to the dungeon, but also explained to Conran that their sessions would only go so far since Angel was now in his life. These scenes are intense and the author’s ability to bring them alive has made him one of my favorites.

Mr. Alexander also weaves a very good suspense story as Kael’s old life, as an assassin, comes calling once again. The bad guys in this story are the type that have no redeeming qualities so readers are sure to cheer when they meet their just rewards. Readers are sure to find Be Brave a very satisfying read, and I for one cannot wait to see what Angel and Kael will be up to next.

1 comment:

Fyn Alexander said...

What a great review! Many thanks. The further adventures of this unlikely pair of lovers are in the works.