Genre: LGBT (M/M), romance, erotica
Rating: 2.5/5 stars
Cover: You see what you’ll get.
Trigger warning: a little bit wannabe bdsm/dubious consent
Description: Small town life has little in the way of entertainment for a bored thief like Sleet. Every day is the same: grab breakfast, drink a little, steal a lot. From the moment a brilliant idea turned into a failed heist, Sleet has been searching for a little something more to occupy his days.
Call it luck or not, Sleet runs into a tasty mark that he can’t let slide. Until he gets caught in the act. Frost, self-proclaimed master thief, has the wits and skills to back up his boasting, and he takes a keen interest in Sleet, one that Sleet finds himself returning tenfold.
Review: Right at the beginning you notice this book’s part of a series. I was at times confused about this world as I haven’t read the other parts (which you can read for free), but I didn’t have the feeling of it being important. There isn’t much plot in this novella, but a lot of sex. Seriously, a lot. For my taste too much, but oh well. Maybe I would have liked it more if I’d liked the sex, but sadly I didn’t feel it. I didn’t get the relationship between the characters as well. It’s like boom! Lust! Sex! More sex!
I had a slight dub con feeling while reading. Frost is for lack of better words a dom, but it isn’t like they talk about limits or anything. He’s rather abusive and to me, an asshole. Sorry. Sleet apparently does like that, but he can’t decide if he wants Frost or not. Therefore there is a lot of angst and yes or no and sex. Enter a second ‘lover’ of Frost and you get more angst.
I am sure if I were to read the War of the Animum series I would have liked The Finer Points of Thievery more. At least then I’d have knowledge about the world and the characters. But sadly the writing style’s not my cup of tea – the characters’ names are used far too often instead of for example the older man or he/his/him.
[…] he panted as Frost let go of his mouth to wrap his arm around Sleet’s waist. An arm wrapped around Sleet’s waist, pulling his hips back. Frost rocked out of Sleet until only the head of his cock remained, teasing Sleet’s entrance. Sleet squirmed[…] ~ kindle pos 430-435
See what I mean?
If you liked War of the Animum or want to read a lot about sex, this might be the novella for you.
Disclaimer: The author provided me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.