Capture and Surrender
Market Garden #5
By L.A. Witt
M/M, Erotic Romance
Blurb: 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.
Don’t you just love it when you stumble upon a fabulous book only to realize it’s not a stand-alone, but actually one in a series? I was beyond excited to find out that this gem of a story is book 5 in the Market Garden Universe series.
The Market Garden is a London club that caters to the better-off. Businessmen and bankers come here to relax and indulge in their every whim and fantasy, and Market Garden offers it all in top-shelf quality: threesomes, voyeuristic pleasures, domination, ropes and camo and leather. Men of every stripe, color, and nationality deliver these high-end services—everyone has their reasons to sell sex. And it’s the hottest sex in town.
Be still my beating heart! Now, down to the nitty gritty.
Plot: 5. Ok, I’ll try to do my best and not give away too much. I thought I was walking into an erotica novel and walked out after having read a love story. Yes, a LOVE story. Frank, the owner of Market Garden, has vowed to stay out of relationships since losing the love of his life and most certainly isn’t screwing around with one of his employees. Until, Stefan walks in. Stefan is an ex-US soldier, 100% alpha male, the hottest new employee at Market Garden and he’s gunning hard for Frank. Things heat up when Frank asks Stefan to join him and some of his buddies in a kinky game of paintball. This story is about more than a few guys capturing each other and playing “Dirty Prisoner of War” on the field. It’s about wanting something so bad, finding out it will never be the way you want it to be and having to either walk away or create something different altogether. The story touches on sensitive subject matters and handles them with great care. I was very emotional reading this book and will admit that I shed a few tears over it.
Sex: 5. Hot. Hot. Hot. I mean c’mon the book is about a pimp and a male hooker. Of course it’s going to be hot. The “Dirty Prisoner of War” games that were played on the field were super hot and really scratches the voyeuristic itch. There are some really intense scenes that are not just erotic, but I’m going to say are damn romantic. Seriously, they were and were described in amazingly graphic detail. Yummy!
Overall: 5. Three words —I loved it. I really can’t say a whole lot more than that. It was written perfectly, amazing plot and hot sex. I read this book a couple of days ago and I’m still on a little bit of book high from it. It really touched me and that is what tips the book from the Good Read category to the Great Read category. While this book can be read as a stand alone, do not miss out on this book or any of the others in the series.
Quid Pro Quo (Market Garden, #1), Take It Off (Market Garden, #2), If It Flies (Market Garden, #3), It Fornicates (Market Garden #4) and Capture & Surrender (Market Garden #5).