Series:Thrown to the Lions, 3
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/M (oral and anal sex, light bondage, spanking)
Reviewer Name: Luna
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As a well respected dominant, Ellery has been watching the subs from the local leather bars disappear into the lions’ den for far too long, and he’s not convinced that everything is as fine as they all claim it is. He’s determined to find out what really happens in there. If the only way he can do that is to volunteer to be thrown to the lions himself, so be it.
Kefir’s never worked out what the other lions find so interesting about the human sacrifices who visit their den, but this new man is unlike any other human he’s ever met, and Kefir’s captivated. Can the smallest lion in the pride claim a man like Ellery as his pet—is that even the way Kefir wants to think of his human mate?
Ellery’s Duty by Kim Dare is the third story in the Thrown to the Lions series. It is not necessary to read this story in chronological order.
Kefir is different from the other lions in his pride. And when Ellery is the human sacrifice his differences are never more apparent because he wants the strong human as his pet. Only problem, Ellery is too strong to ever be considered a pet, in fact, Kefir is more likely to become his pet. I loved the twist Ms. Dare gave us in this story. Kefir is submissive in a world that doesn’t really allow a lion shifter to be so. Ellery is dominant human and unwilling or able to hide it. He takes his responsibilities as a dom seriously and places himself in a situation that could quickly get out of control. I loved that both Ellery and Kefir are protective even as they begin a relationship that is unheard of among the pride. I enjoyed seeing Kefir learn more about himself as he submitted more and more to Ellery. I enjoyed seeing Ellery learn the difference when submission is cloaked within a growing love.
I thought Ms. Dare gave us a story that was well written and thought out. I enjoyed the journey she took us on as we learned that safe, sane and consensual was different depending upon the needs of the people involved.
Four twinkling Stars