Thirty Days
(From Thirty Days to Forever #1)

Author

Shayla Kersten

Publisher

Liquid Silver Books

Release Date

December 18th, 2006

ISBN/ASIN

B00413PT9Y

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Biton Savakis, a 42 year old wealthy lawyer in New York City, is lost without his beloved slave of ten years. Since Erik’s death from cancer three months before, the will to continue his life as a Dom slipped away. Until now. The forlorn looking redhead seems as lost as Biton feels. Maybe the young man can help ease his tension, even if only for a little while.

Cavan never chose the life of a slave, but he doesn’t clearly remember a time when he wasn’t one. Beaten close to death and thrown aside by his former Master, Cavan doesn’t know how to do anything else. When Biton offers him a temporary contract, Cavan doesn’t understand the meaning of his new Master’s words. All he knows is he has a new home and someone to serve. But what will happen to him when the contract ends... In thirty days..

Content: M/M, bondage, Domination/submission

3.5

Good

Book Cover

  • Headless torsos and/or exposed abs – how original

Engagement

  • Too brief to put down

Likes

  • For such a short story, there's a lot of backstory…
  • Both characters have odd names, but I prefer this to having the same name as every other male/male romance character in existence
  • Glad I get to read from both Biton's and Cavan's POV

Character Depth

  • Hip deep

Mood Upon Completion

  • Happy
  • Glad I bought the sequel beforehand

Grammar

  • Very few/no typos

Sex Scenes

  • Plasma hot*
  • Decently sweet*

Dislikes

  • …I just wish the backstory wasn't so heartbreaking

Emotional Depth

  • Weakly emotional

Content Warnings

  • Character death (minor, one, past)
  • BDSM (namely, S&M, M/s)
  • Abuse (emotional/physical/sexual, major, one, past)

*Cavan’s life truly sucked, and I’m glad they brought this up: With a lifetime of slavery, how does Biton even know Cavan’s gay – or into kink? Since he seems willing to do anything to keep from being hurt, some consent issues could crop up. I’m glad the author brought it up.

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