Spice ‘n’ Solace, by K.C Burns

From the Publisher:

Every year, Jathan One-Moon faces increasing pressure that he marry and have children. What Jathan really wants is a male mate that can enjoy both playful sex and his more dominant nature. To tame his stress, Jathan orders a male escort from Spice ‘n’ Solace, the premier male brothel in the Galactic Alliance—and is thrilled to be sent a man whose air of innocence and obvious desire for Jathan arouse him like never before.

Jathan doesn’t know he has mistaken Kazha Deinos, the owner of Spice ‘n’ Solace, as his escort. Kaz doesn’t intend to pleasure Jathan personally, but his powerful masculinity is irresistible. Kaz has dreamed of a man who’d take charge and indulge his hidden cravings—a man just like Jathan.

With their explosive passion and unexpected tenderness, Jathan and Kaz soon want to stay together—if Jathan’s position and Kaz’s secrets don’t tear them apart…


Occasionally, I find myself needing something different to read.  Something without vampires, werewolves, or funny and witty dialogue.  I saw this book listed on http://www.netgalley.com and decided to give it a go.  I’m glad that I did.  I have never read a Male-Male romance, but it wasn’t all that different from reading straight erotica/romance.  At least to me.  Love is love. Regardless of who is doing the sexing.

4 Stars for most of the book, but about 2 stars for the rushed ending.
The plot and pacing were well done, the characters were well drawn and I enjoyed reading about them. I was invested in their happiness. Kaz and Jathan were hot as hell.  I loved Jathan’s dominating ways, and so did Kaz.

This was a novella, so the world wasn’t as deep as it could have been, but the side characters were surprisingly well thought out for such short roles.

I just wish the ending wasn’t so easily attained and rushed for their HEA (Happily Ever After) . This was a darker, more sinister world, and the ending was much to rainbow for me.

However, I would read more by this author, and I hope that she re-visits this world.


About Erika @ Badass Book Reviews

Mom to four by day, Book Review blogger by night. I read Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance a little Historicals

Posted on March 30, 2011, in Fantasy. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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