- Series: Four Mercenaries
- Genre: Contemporary, Dark Romance, Erotica
- Diversity: albinism
- Trigger Warnings: I had to skim read so better ask someone else
- Rating: 1/5 Stars
— Taken. Prized. Possessed. Loved. —
Clover is an orphan and has led a tough and chaotic life. No stability. No money. No friends. He trusts no one.
His already miserable life takes a nosedive when he ends up in the hands of a human trafficking gang. Someone has placed a request for a young albino man, and Clover is to become the property of a mysterious buyer who will stop at nothing to satisfy their depraved desire. Clover’s fate seems sealed until four bounty hunters appear to take out his captors and accidentally save him.
The four mercenaries want to move on, but when Clover pleads for protection, they offer it to him at a price. In the beginning, the arrangement is all kinds of shady, but as he gets to know the four men who’ve taken him on a wild ride, his developing feelings might become as dangerous as the elusive buyer.
But can a relationship with four such different men even work? Men who kill for a living? Men so full of contradictions?
Tank. The massive ex-soldier eager to be Clover’s Daddy.
Pyro. Wild, tattooed, with a filthy mouth and an itch for violence.
Boar. Ginger, bearded, a big teddy bear who can turn into a grizzly.
Drake. Dark and dangerous, with a tongue as sharp as his knives.
Can these men provide him with the love and security he craves? Or has Clover made the worst mistake of his life?
THEIR BOUNTY is a dark gay harem contemporary romance, book 1 in the “Four Mercenaries” trilogy. The story contains scenes of explicit violence, offensive language, morally ambiguous characters and lots of scorching hot, emotional, explicit scenes.
The Queer’s Review
This was not what I was hoping for. I don’t request books I think I will hate. But I ended up hating it.
The idea of Their Bounty is an interesting one and I was curious how everything would be executed and which mercenary I would like best, because I always pick favourites.
In this case you’d better ask me which I hated the less sadly. But I’m not sure how to answer that because I didn’t care for anyone in this book. I might dislike Clover the most though?
Waaay back when I reviewed a book in which the MC got aroused even though he was traumatized by seeing someone murdered and this reminded me so much of that book? But I struggled on hoping for it to become better. It didn’t for me. I guess the sex scenes could work for you if you’re not like me – meaning I gotta like the characters in order to enjoy those scenes. Since I didn’t like the characters… You get the picture.
I like dark romances and if you’re following my blog you know that just recently a dark romance series landed a spot on my favourites shelf so it’s not that I can’t deal with at times questionable themes. There still has to be a believeable spark for me, something I can feel, something that is, well, good? Not in the morally sense. But something that makes me feel something good.
You know what? I give up. I can’t say anything nice, I really tried to but my notes on this book are just “FFS”, “yeah sure”, “read the marked parts”, “what the fuck”, “fucking Clover again”.
But hey, there are quite a few other reviewers taking part in this tour so you’ll probably learn what’s to love about this book. You just won’t learn this from me.
Not sure if Their Bounty is something you’d like? Luckily there’s a giveaway you can enter in order to read it for free!
I received a free copy through Signalboost Promotion in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.
Diversity: LGBTQIA+(m/m, m/m/m, m/m/m/m, m/m/m/m/m, polyam*), albinism