“It’s like off a romcom. Me and you, windows down, roof rolled back, wine, parked up a cliff, sound of waves, sun setting…”
“…and fellating an illegal gun in a stolen car full of ransom money?”
When lottery heir Pip Valentine is taken hostage during a botched robbery, he seizes his chance to escape the life he hates by offering his Mini as a getaway car to the thug holding a gun to his ear. The man behind the balaclava is Lindsay Brown – on the surface a respectable and successful entrepreneur, beneath it a criminal mastermind with a disturbed past of drugs and crime. Valentine is more used to cartoons and cross-dressing than Lindsay’s jazz and jet-setting, but there’s something about him that Lindsay just can’t quit, and soon their strange relationship becomes unexpectedly deeper and more dangerous than either of them imagined. Can obsession really be love, and can love ever survive obsession?
So, I had Richard Rider’s Stockholm Syndrome recommended to me. I love getting recs from people who read a lot, and even better if they read things I also like, so I was excited. Of course, I googled it to see where to buy it to get the best deal, and I found, holiest of holies, fan fiction!
I didn’t read it, but I feel that’s extremely rare. I mean, we’re talking man on man writing to begin with…and slash fiction is usually just taking male characters we’d LIKE to see hook up in heteronormative stories (but they won’t because…well, they just won’t) and making them have the sweet sweet man love…so I’m curious what these books are like. They must be crazy awesome to inspire fan art.
I’ll let everyone know how it is! It’s kind of far down in my “to be read” pile, but I’m thinking of moving it up.
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Yulian Volkov is an entrepreneur and lone werewolf who hates the city. At a pack meeting, he learns the only member he’s attracted to is being expelled for crimes unspecified. Yulian strikes a deal with the pack leader to allow Rolly Witten to live on his farm and work in his Meadery. Although enjoying handsome Rolly’s company, Yulian must tread carefully, since Rolly doesn’t trust him and the pack doesn’t acknowledge homosexuality exists. Meanwhile, Yulian stealthily courts Rolly by teaching him the value of his wolf side.
Rolly, who’s known he was gay since he was a teen, has accepted a life of solitude—and a life of crime. He has no desire to relocate. Yet Yulian’s trust in his ability to do honest work builds his confidence. As life is settling well for them, Rolly learns a friend from his old pack had a crush on him, and he’s torn between returning his friend’s feelings or pursuing the budding relationship with Yulian. But that’s not their worst problem. Assassins are trying to take out both wolves, and they need to figure out who wants them dead or all the trust and happiness they’re building together won’t matter.