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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Capture & Surrender (Market Garden #5) [Frank & Brandon] by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov

Wow. This book is by far my favorite in the series. It was heart breakingly beautiful! There were so many times I had the shivers, the whole story was just so tender and yet heart crushing. I just wanted everything to work out as best as it can while knowing it's not going to be easy / possible no matter what. 

Unlike the previous installments which were "light" in the issues the couple were dealing with, this one had something WAY more serious that prevented Frank from pursuing his interest in Stefan (later on revealed his real name is Brandon). 

The story begins with Nick telling Frank (the owner of "Market Garden") he is finished working at the famous Dom rentboy. Frank is happy for Nick but this means he needs to find someone to replace him. Welcome Stefan, American ex-soldier that pushes all Frank's kinky buttons. Too bad Frank doesn't date the people who work for him or don't date in general.. Yet with Stefan he finds it harder than usual. 

Not really knowing why, Frank offers Stefan to join his friends to their weekly paintball game. The game isn't your regular shoot to paint, it's also about capturing guys from the other team and having a little bit of fun with them as "spoils of war" (in full consent). The game doesn't really go as Frank plans, not on the first time and not later on as his attraction is becoming unbearable (and obvious..) so he has no other choice but to confine in Stefan and explain why they can't be together. Good thing Stefan isn't very good at taking orders or taking shit from Frank... 

The whole novel is told from Frank's POV. I didn't feel the need to have Stefan/Brandon's POV because his behavior was quite obvious and the inner struggle was just Frank's and boy what a struggle he had! I was totally broken for him and what he went through, what he is going through now and how much he wants Brandon yet isn't willing to put him in harm's way. I don't want to write more about it not to spoiler just be ready to have one hell of a heart ache throughout the whole story. 

I loved that the authors took such a difficult situation and brought it in a very realistic feeling way. It wasn't easy to read and I can't even think about how hard it could be in real life yet I do believe that this subject should be brought into attention more often. 

I'm loving this series. Each couple is so different from one another. Can't wait for the last novel (which I hope in the long run won't be the last..). I should say that this one can be read as a stand alone, as well as the other bundles in the series. As long as you stick to a couple the order doesn't matter.

Additional Details: Kindle Ebook, 216 pages, 25 April 2015 / On GoodReads

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