Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Submitting to the Clan
Author: Caitlin Ricci
Series: Master of Dragons #1
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 43 Pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Available at: Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Cast out from his clan, ice dragon Avery is searching for a new home when he comes across someone who refuses to treat him the way he’s always known.
As a clan whore Avery knows where his place is in the dragon world; at the very bottom. He’s grown used to that and to being expected to be available to anyone in the clan who wants him. But when he’s thrown out of his clan and left to fend for himself he becomes lost in the world. While searching for a new clan to belong to he comes across Donovan, a powerful dragon unlike any he’s ever met.
Donovan doesn’t allow whores in his clan because to him everyone should be equal, but convincing Avery that he’s worth more than what he’s always been told he is turns out to be a frustrating task for both of them. Avery doesn’t want to be a whore anymore, but he has never known anything else, and Donovan refuses to treat him like that. They’ll have to heal the scars of Avery’s past abuse if they hope to ever have a future together.
Review: This is what a short story should be!
We find Avery naked, huddling against the cold and begging for scraps from the hand of the Clan leader. Avery expects to be beaten, raped and more. Donovan is a “new” leader – he doesn’t believe in the old hierarchy.
Donovan works with Avery to build up his self-esteem and trust and eventually the two find one another.
This was ALMOST perfect! I loved the way Avery stuck to his guns – his entire life he’d been abused and no amount of kindness was going to sway him. Donovan did almost everything right in giving him his space and reinforcing his position that Avery didn’t have to live that life anymore.
My only gripe was the time frame, even in a short story we could have been told “and over the next few days/weeks…” to give these guys a somewhat reasonable time frame for Avery to go from cowering in fear to embracing his new position.
But… it’s a relatively small niggle. I mostly loved this to pieces and can’t wait for the next book to come out!
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*