Often I get in the mood to read a specific genre of M/M Romance and a couple of months ago, I was needing something a little different–or a lot different, from what I was writing. I was really in the mood for Fantasy. As it happens, I think Dreamspinner was having a sale. Yeah, we all know how dangerous that is. So I picked up a few (quite a few) titles and several of them were Fantasy. Thick As Thieves was one of those titles.
Just from reading the blurb, you know right away it’s not going to be your typical Fantasy. I don’t think I’ve ever read a blurb that grabbed my attention the way this one did. BTW, I snagged myself one of Tali’s unicorn horn soaps at GRL last year all innocent like, and now… well, let’s just say I’ll never look at it the same way again. This book was so much fun. Not just because of the unicorn horn. The world created for Thick As Thieves was spectacular and the writing sweeps you away to an amazing world of witches, wizards, and magic. You can bet I was up until the wee hours reading it. You know, one of those “just one more chapter” deals.
Madd and Vorgell are opposites in every way yet deliciously perfect for each other. I loved watching Vorgell’s character develop and grow through the story. Both men start off caring very little about anyone but themselves and their personal goals, but they’re soon thrown together on an adventure that threatens to destroy them. Every step they take reveals another layer of this magical world and the dangers the two face. Madd is a thief and young male witch, small and stubborn, with no care for a brute like Vorgell–other than to use him for the magic inside him, but as they continue on their journey, a bond forms between them, and it’s sweet, humorous, and sexy. By the end, I was wishing for more of these two and their world. Absolutely loved it.
After Vorgell the barbarian fucks himself with a unicorn horn, he ends up in a cell with Maddog, a pretty young thief. It’s lust at first sight for Vorgell—but honestly, he can’t help it. Unicorn horn is a potent aphrodisiac, and now he can’t stop thinking about sex. Luckily, Madd is one male witch who knows how to put Vorgell’s new magical body to good use when he tricks Vorgell into a kiss that helps them escape.
Vorgell may desire sex in general—and Madd in particular—but Madd has no intention of being screwed by a man twice his size. He has problems of his own, including an enchanted collar that causes him to desire his most hated enemy. He wants that collar off as soon as possible, but that requires stealing a basilisk egg from the castle they just escaped.
Drawn together by lust and magic, the two men join forces and soon find themselves up to their necks in witches, wizards, and trouble. Vorgell and Madd might just be perfect for each other, but first they have to survive long enough to find out.
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