Series: Previously Published as a series: Taken, Tamed and Saved
Author: Calandra Hunter
Length: Novella (50 pages)
Publisher: Calandra Hunter (November 9th, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: When Tristan is taken prisoner by the Dark King, he expects to be tortured for information about the rightful Prince Dareon and his rebellion.
But the Dark King doesn’t question Tristan. He wants to make him his new loyal pet. Soon, Tristan enjoys the pleasure of being spanked, humiliated and taken by another man.
He tries to stay loyal to his friend and rightful heir, but the Dark King is seductive and knows exactly what exquisite delights Tristan’s body craves.
While the Dark King is determined to make Tristan his, Prince Dareon is
determined to free him. Tristan is torn between the two men. Can Prince Dareon satisfy his newly awakened desires, or will Tristan stay with the Dark King and serve him as his devoted pet?
Tristan must summon all his courage to find his own happiness, and that of the man he loves.
This 80,000 word erotic romance is intended for mature readers. It contains scenes of gay sensuality and gay bondage and domination.
Imprisoned by Desire was originally published in serialized form under the title Imprisoned by Desire 1: Taken, Imprisoned by Desire 2: Tamed and Imprisoned by Desire 3: Saved. It contains the complete text of the series, but has been corrected and revised. All characters are 18 or older.
Product Link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/388809
Review: The writing is smooth. There is plenty of action, suspense, and erotic BDSM scenes, but not a lot of layering here.
This book combines a bad boy king who likes to capture beautiful men and make them into obedient pets with a stubborn and loyal submissive who longs for his Prince, but can’t resist the Dark King. Often times the king tires of his tamed submissives and casts them off, but the Dark King sees something of a true submissive in Tristan and vows to make him his own personal pet. It’s a bit of Stockholm syndrome. Through starvation, deprivation, uncomfortable living conditions, then reward, and discipline, the Dark King finally breaks Tristan, or rather awakens him to his desire for domination and sexual displays. Just when Tristan is resigned to his fate, and begins to feel his loyalty build for his captor, Prince Dareon sweeps in to save the day and rescue Tristan from the Dark King.
As they set off to escape the Dark King’s recapture, Tristan feels his loyalty is divided. He’s always felt love and loyalty toward Prince Dareon, but the conditioning, the sexual encounters he experienced with the Dark Prince leave him yearning. No to mention the magically locked cuffs and collar that the Prince and their cohorts need to find a way to remove.
The most intriguing part of the story for me was not the capture and taming of Tristan by the Dark King, but rather the way Tristan fought the King’s pull, and the way Prince Dareon got over his anger over what happened to Tristan, and what the Dark King took from them both. He turns a new leaf, grows a spine, and they both overcome the evils of the Dark King. Actually, I felt a bit sorry for the Dark King by the end of it all!