Friday, June 8, 2018

Book Review: Want (The Need Trilogy #1) by R. Phoenix


For years, Rex Mirza has been controlling every aspect of his twin brother’s life. Using the fact that Tavi is a magicless witch — a mere human — in a family of powerful witches, he has justified every harsh treatment. All of it is only for Tavi’s own good, of course. How could a human possibly know what was best for him?

When Tavi gets the chance to turn the tables on his brother, will he take it? Or will he take the punishment Rex says is due for trying to run away?

*This is a dark, taboo tale with several kinks that may offend or trigger some readers, including (but not limited to) age play, ABDL, and humiliation. Not every dynamic or element is 100% consensual.

4.5 Stars!

First, I've got to say some elements in this book are very out of my comfort zone, mostly the humiliation part, since the rest I'm usually fine with. It's definitely darker than my usual kind of read, too, however, I think it helped that I had the chance to listen to Puppy, the first book in this universe first, so I kind of knew what to expect. You don't need to read Puppy first, but you need to know that in this 'verse, humans are second-rate citizens, at best, and vampires, witches, and supernatural beings are above them.

Frankly speaking, Ms. Phoenix had me at twins, which is one of my favorite kinks ever and the reason I started reading MM, and I really enjoyed the dynamics between Tavi and Rex. Yes, it wasn't exactly consensual, but after years of enduring Rex's treatment of him, it wasn't that difficult to imagine that given the chance Tavi would sort of take revenge against Rex. I don't think either of them anticipated how everything would play out, though.

The ending is a bit open for my taste, but R. Phoenix left it in a good place, now I'll be eagerly waiting for Take to see how the relationship between Tavi and Rex will keep evolving, especially now that Rex knows there's little he can do to get out of it.

Overall, while I had little clue of what I was getting into, I was pleasantly surprised with this book. The writing was really good, and while the story has some non/dub-con, it was still very enjoyable and intriguing. Very recommendable!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

About The Author:

R. Phoenix has an unhealthy fascination with contrasts: light and dark, heroes and villains, order and chaos. She believes that love can corrupt and power can redeem. Her muse is a sadomasochistic slave driver who thinks it's terribly amusing to give her the best ideas when she just got comfortable and warm in bed, and she passes on that torture to her readers. She also tries entirely too hard to be funny, and she mercilessly inflicts her terrible sense of humor upon anyone who speaks to her. She'd love it if you'd say hello!

No comments:

Post a Comment