Title: Set Aflame (Four Mercenaries #2.5)
Author: K.A. Merikan
Release Date: July 10th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary, Dark romance
Page Count: 95
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
— One night to ignite the fire. —
On his third night in the streets after being kicked out by his religious family for being gay, Boar finds an unconscious man in the park. The next day, grateful for the help, Matt invites him to the squat where he lives.
But Matt is a storm of intensity, and he draws his new, inexperienced friend into a frenzy of pleasures. When it turns out they’re not as sexually compatible as Matt had hoped, he finds a way around that too.
Before Matt, Boar had considered going back to his family.
After Matt, a whole new future awaits.
SET AFLAME is a gay contemporary romance short story, a standalone prequel for the “Four Mercenaries” trilogy. The story contains scenes of offensive language, morally ambiguous characters and scorching hot, explicit scenes.
Themes: ménage, found family, family issues, homeless
Length: ~11,000 words
One thing I really love about this series is the consistent characterization, which applies to this little prequel about how Boar and Pyro first met, as well. Not only does it feel integral to the main books, but now it makes even more sense why Clover was the missing part in this relationship.
What I’d love to have seen is some more romance after Boar and Pyro got together.
If you ‘ve read Their Obsession, then you know why this prequel is important and it came out just before the last book. I’m very, very excited for the finale.