Title: At Your Service (Masters #0.5)
Author: Alessandra Hazard
Heat: 3 Flames
Rating: 3 Hearts
Synopsis via Goodreads:
He’s a powerful man who makes decisions that shape the world.
Troy is just a pleasure servant. A thing to be used. A toy.
They have nothing in common, two men from different worlds. The arrangement between them was never supposed to become anything other than convenience for his client and a job for Troy. Attraction and feelings should have never entered into it.
But what happens if the rules are broken and Troy becomes hopelessly addicted to his client?
This little novella surprised me. I was not expecting much story given its short length. And while there isn’t a ton, it does set up the series with some brief informative passages. Again, I’m feeling around to see if I want to dive into full-length books of Alessandra Hazard. I’ve tried a few new authors and have been met with some duds lately, so I’m stalling I guess. lol.
This is a prequel, but I get the feeling it was written long after she began writing this series because either I don’t remember or it wasn’t mentioned what the ‘masters’ actually are in this world. At any rate, Troy is a 26-year-old bisexual pleasure slave (essentially a prostitute) contracted for the term of one year to a thirtysomething ‘senior master’ named Andreas. In this world, the masters have certain gifts or powers/abilities. Andreas’ gift is that he is what is called an Absorber. He absorbs the sexual energy from the people around him, so he’s always aroused, hence Troy’s purpose.
So yes, there is a lot of sexy times in this short little novella, but there was also some unexpected sweetness, and from what I gather in other reviews I read, uncharacteristically healthy romance for AH at the end. lol. Since it is so short, I’m not going to fully cover the storyline so you can read for yourselves. 😉
There are some introductions of other characters that will later feature as MCs in other books, and since I’ve not read further I am unaware if this pairing will reappear or have their own story but I would read more from them.
This story is free from Prolific Works as part of the Your Book Boyfriend’s Boyfriend M/M Romance Group Giveaway. I may have downloaded several and already reviewed a few this week. Enjoy!