His by Daniel May

His is the first in a dark duology from Daniel May. Lucas and his brother were raised by a man bent on vengeance, and they continue to hunt evil even though Shane is gone. But Lucas is still haunted by his memories of a cruel and kind Shane and when he finds out that Shane may possibly be alive his anger and lust makes him desperate to do anything to bring Shane back into his life.

From the blurb:

Lucas Russo was never a child. He was raised like a soldier, trained like a dog to hunt down his
master’s enemies.

Shane Case was barely a man. Unraveled by grief, he kidnapped two children to follow in his footsteps, to shape in his image and continue his mission of vengeance.

Lucas never forgave Shane, because forgiveness is something reserved for the living. So is hate. With Shane gone, all Lucas has left are hot, guilty memories he denies to himself as he continues the hunt alongside his brother. Many things in Lucas died with Shane, but desire was not one of them.

But Shane is not dead.

Now Lucas hunts his old warden, seeking Shane’s ghost in both dreams and waking world, haunted by memories of his fists, his mouth, his cruelty. And more than haunted, Lucas is hungry — hungry for answers. For a reckoning. Hungry for the love of the man who stole his childhood.

His is part one of a dark, age gap MM romance.

SNik's Review:

First in planned duology. Heed content warnings. Age gap. Slow burn. Single POV. 

Maybe it was goodness that made Shane steal Lucas and his brother from foster care when they were young, training them to hunt evil, maybe it wasn’t, but Lucas doesn’t know anything other than to obey the man that raised them. As an adult Lucas is still submissive to Shane, but he desperately craves the growing intimacy of their relationship, with Shane as the center of his universe. 

This story is beautifully descriptive and well written, filled with the memories Lucas has of his times with Shane, both cruel and kind. Information on their mission and who they were tracking was slow in building, Lucas did not communicate openly with his brother and there are still many questions which hopefully will be addressed in book 2. 

Daniel May knows how to write a story that grabs you and this story is no exception, with a little bit of taboo, a little bit of obsession, and a little bit of darkness that these characters happily live in. Can’t wait for book 2.

Rating: 4.25 Stars

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