Author: Anah Crow
Website of Author: anahcrow.com
Website of Publisher: torquerepress.com
Genre: Contemporary, BDSM
Publication Date: August 2008
Length: 126 Pages / 58000 Words
A man can have money and everything it can buy, but if he doesn't have his soul, he has nothing. That's something Rase Illion is finding out since his father died and his freedom is starting to shine from beneath the old man's shadow. Now all he has to do is completely reorder his entire life to the whole world and make the other half of his heart want to stay.
Gabriel knows what it is to be used and tossed aside and recognizes Rase's type the second he sees him. What he doesn't realize is that the encounter following his lashing out at Rase is the start of a beginning he can't control; for when a man of Rase's caliber decides to fulfill his heart he'll do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to convince Gabriel they belong together.
Although I repeatedly say I can't understand this need for the things that fulfill these people, Anah Crow has managed to do one thing that most other authors have failed at. To make me understand that this is not something of their choosing. The utter and total despair of Rase at his lowest is perhaps the most stunning piece of this story. And yet his willingness to take the time to pursue a friendship before a relationship with Gabriel says more of his character than perhaps anything else. Thank you Ms. Crow. I still may not completely understand, but perhaps I'm a bit more willing to learn.