Built for Pleasure (Natosha’s Review)

Built for Pleasure
Title: Built For Pleasure
Author: Thursday Euclid
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 21, 2016
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, paranormal, slave,
Page Count: 193 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Retired military officer Malcolm Torvik runs a rehabilitation facility for malfunctioning pleasure cyborgs. When WLF-6759—Wolf—arrives at Reboot Camp, the former battle cyborg presents problems Malcolm’s never faced before. Most pleasure cyborgs are sensation junkies, constantly high on the chemicals sex releases into their bloodstream, but Wolf’s faulty refit means it’s spent a decade suffering through unwanted encounters—and sometimes fighting back despite the consequences.

At first Wolf’s rebellion frustrates Malcolm even as Wolf’s undeniable physical perfection draws him. Then Wolf’s unexpected vulnerability and need open a whole new dynamic between them, and Malcolm finds himself feeling far too much for something that isn’t even human. Or is it? Could Homo sapiens technica be just as human as Malcolm is? And if it is, what’s Malcolm supposed to do about it? Malcolm’s been alone for so long…. Is it possible he’s found love with a cyborg? How far will he go to ensure Wolf’s freedom? Malcolm knows what he must do—for both of them—but it might cost him much more than his comfortable life.

This book was different from what I was expecting. It could definitely be described as a sci-fi type book because it was definitely out of this world.

Malcom in my opinion does what everyone tells him is the right thing to do. He does not try to stand out from others. He is a loner and spends most of his time with cyborgs. Malcom spends his time rebooting or rehabilitating cyborgs that have been used up or are malfunctioning. All of the cyborgs that he works on are pleasure slaves and not of the masters take care of them so he has to reprogram them and rehabilitate them and then send them back good as new.

His newest cyborg is different from other pleasure slaves for many reasons. First of all this cyborg was a trained soldier turned pleasure Slave. This is unheard of but what is, is what is and there is nothing Malcom can do but his job. Soon Malcom discovers other anomalies about This cyborg. For one he calls himself Wolf and two even though Malcom has always believed that cyborgs are not human and have any feelings of their own, he is learning that he was wrong on that aspect also.

Malcom tries to view Wolf as another job but he keeps finding that hard to do. The more he gets to know him the more he finds he is attracted to Wolf. The more he wants Wolf

Malcom fights with himself and his growing feelings. But he has a job to do and no choice in returning Wolf to his owner even though he does not want too.

After Wolf is returned, things change and Malcoms mom comes up with a plan to rescue Wolf and she gets Malcom to help. From the moment this happens, things as they all know it are about to change. The question is, will Malcom be part of the change or will he stick to the way he has been living his life by strictly following the rules that he has always followed.

This was a very interesting read about how wrongs are righted and about people finally standing up for what they believe in even though it may against what is deemed right. I enjoyed reading about Wolf coming into his own and being able to think for himself and not follow what everyone else tells him what to do. I also enjoyed reading about how Malcom finally had his eye opening moment and realized what was right in front of his face the whole time.

The one thing I did not car for and was the reason I gave this book a four was the way it ended. I am hoping this is the beginning of a series because it left everything up in the air about how cyborgs would be treated and if the fight that began would end with them winning or not. Other than that it was a very interesting read.

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Galley copy of Built for Pleasure provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time.

I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books.

Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.

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