Title: Their Obsession (Four Mercenaries #2)
Author: K.A. Merikan
Release Date: June 20th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary, Dark romance
Page Count: 240
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
— Loved. Protected. Shattered. —
Clover has found love with not one man, but four. He never imagined such a relationship could work, let alone that he’d be at the center of it, but a year later, his bond with the four mercenaries is stronger than ever.
Each man in Clover’s life completes him in a whole different way. Where Drake teaches him shibari, Boar always showers him with cuddles. Where Tank is strict and protective, Pyro takes Clover on wild adventures.
To truly become a part of the mercenary crew, Clover chose to train under the guidance of his men. He’s itching for action to prove to himself and to others that he can handle the toughest jobs.
But through violence and mayhem, Clover will be tried in ways he never wished for. Old enemies resurface, bonds are tested, and one wrong move can mean death.
THEIR BOUNTY is a dark gay harem contemporary romance, book 2 in the “Four Mercenaries” trilogy. The story contains scenes of explicit violence, offensive language, morally ambiguous characters and lots of scorching hot, emotional, explicit scenes.
Themes: polyamory, mercenaries, bounty hunters, albinism, commitment issues, dark past, male bonding, human trafficking, size difference, danger, alpha male, found family, size difference, distrust, shared, victim and protector, revenge, organized crime
Length: ~70,000 words
In my review for Their Bounty, I
asked hoped for some more relationship angst. Ask and you shall receive! I loved, loved, LOVED this.
Not a very long book but it had everything in it. Angst, humour (I still can’t get over Clover’s cum cocktail), sex, action…it’s all extremely well balanced. Add the consistent characterization and all those FEELS in the second half and there you have it.
When the story starts, Clover and his four men are in a great place. They ‘ve been in a poly relationship for about a year, they ‘re playful with each other, and there are such strong feelings involved. The dynamics of their relationship are too intriguing because they ‘re all so different but at the same time so far gone for Clover.
The ending is a big cliffhanger (at least IMO) and broke my heart into a thousand pieces. Trust is broken, the guys themselves are broken and the world around them is literally on fire. I admit that Pyro was my least favorite in the previous book, but he definitely stole the show here.
There is still no romantic relationship among all five men and I think that maybe this is not this kind of book after all. Clover is romantically and sexually involved with everyone and Boar and Pyro are a couple. The rest of them only share friendly feelings which doesn’t seem about to change anytime soon, and that’s ok by me.
Waiting until August for the final book will be hell, but there is a prequel coming out in July, Pyro and Boar’s story, and after reading this I’m positive that the authors know very well what they’re doing. Set Aflame is coming right on time.