Title: Their Property (Four Mercenaries #3)
Author: K.A. Merikan
Release Date: August 1st 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary, Dark romance
Page Count: 255
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
— Bruised not broken. Loved. Always. —
Clover’s life was perfect a year ago. He’d found four men to love, each essential to making him whole. Each one of them tough in their own way, part of a crew of mercenaries living on the wrong side of the law.
Tank was his loving Daddy, Pyro the wild one always pulling him into mischief, Boar taught him how to cook, and Drake showed him how to use knives in a wholly different fashion.
All Clover wanted was to finally be an equal in the group. So he trained, he pushed, and risked, but when real danger stared him in the face, he broke like a twig.
Now, with one of his lovers taken, Clover can’t find a way back to his former self. Each of the relationships they’d so meticulously built is fractured, and might never be the same.
If their group is to ever be whole again, Clover needs to find the courage he’s lost, but that means facing the monster who scarred him, and truths none of his men want to confront.
THEIR PROPERTY is a dark gay harem contemporary romance, book 3 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, angst, trauma, rescue, missing
Length: ~75,000 words
It’s always a huge relief when the conclusion of a favorite book series ends up being my favorite part. Especially when it’s all about the same protagonists. And here, the MCs were five, so the risk of everything falling apart was even bigger. Clover and his men won me over slowly but steadily, with every book being better than the previous one.
Bear in mind that this review contains spoilers for the first two books. If you haven’t read them and you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read any further.
I loved so many things about this but my favorite part was all the tension in the first part. So much relationship angst! Boar is missing for four months now and everything is so f@cked up! Pyro has gone off the rails. His relationship with Clover is messed up. Drake disappears for large chunks of time avoiding everyone. His relationship with Clover is strained to say the least. Tank is the only steady presence here, trying to (unsuccessfully) make things right again.
So yes, there is guilt, hurt feelings, blaming and hate sex all around and it really made this a winner for me. But the biggest and very welcome surprise was Tank and Drake. I knew there had to be something between them. All this tension!!! And I was right .
My favorite thing about the whole series is that all the guys get their HEA together, but that same HEA is very unique for each of them. In the end, after four books, everyone wins but nobody loses himself.