Title: Surrendering for Two (Soul Match: Book Four)
Author: Morticia Knight
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Length: 208 Pages
Category: Sci-Fi, BDSM, Menage
At a Glance: An excellent addition to the Soul Match series that reverses some of the previously common elements.
Reviewed By: Jennifer
Blurb: Strength is found when surrendering to destiny.
Graham has suffered way too much at the hands of the Nall. Ever since he was enslaved after the invasion, he’s been raped and tortured by the Alasharian Supreme Commander and his cohorts. Condemned to die by hanging for his part in the human rebellion, Graham gives in to the inevitable, no longer caring if he lives or dies. But an unexpected event occurs and, at the last moment, Graham is saved.
Balor is a guard to the Nall, but he’s also a part of the growing rebellion among the Alasharians. When one of the Nall’s advisors enlists his help in getting a human prisoner to safety, Balor comes to his aid. Startled by the soul match hum that sparks to life when he touches Graham, but unable to do anything about it, Balor is determined to protect his human match at all costs. When Advisor Oman arrives on the scene to rescue Balor as he helps Graham to escape, it becomes clear that yet another alien/human triad is forming—even if Graham may never accept being bonded to two aliens after the trauma he’s endured at the hands of Alasharians.
The time has come to depart to the secret military complex where the human and Alasharian allies will stage their final assault against the Nall and the Void. Families are reunited and others torn apart as they prepare for battle. The allies fear what will become of them all if Chris, the special human Sha Sha Ar has chosen as their spiritual leader, is no longer there to guide them.
Review: With every book Morticia Knight writes, in any of her series, they just keep getting better. Soul Match: Book Four is no exception. Even though I thought there was no way I would like the next book as much as I did book three, Hiding from Two, I was wrong.
This book once again shifts focus from Chris, Lasar, and Nary. In fact, they are not even in the book except in passing mention. This book brings in Graham, who was briefly mentioned at the end of book three, as he ran for his life and was found by Morgan, Rama, and Hallosh.
Graham has suffered more than Chris and Morgan. Rather than being captured, put in the slave cages, and then saved, Graham has seen it all and suffered abuse from the Alasharians. He wants them all dead. The thought of humans falling in love with the captors makes him sick. But when he is saved from a certain death by a female Alasharian and the guard Balor, he decides to take his chances and run. He doesn’t understand the soul match, and he finds the idea disgusting. But after meeting Oman and reuniting with Balor, he finds himself questioning what he’s thought. Oman is trying to save humans. Balor is desperate to make Graham happy, and shows distress whenever Graham is upset or injured.
But they have more important things to worry about at the moment than figuring out this new triad that is forming. They need to get to the secret location Chris has told them to meet at. But where is Chris? Where are his mates? What will happen if Chris disappears?
There were so many questions in this book that I am eager to read the next one. But what I loved most about this one was how slow Oman and Balor agree to take things with Graham. He is understandably distrustful of the Alasharians, and even though he feels something for these two, he doesn’t want to be put in the same cycle of abuse. As the three attempt to navigate their relationship, it becomes clear that this triad is not like the other two. While Chris and Morgan are both Nasha in the relationship, with two Alasharian Ahnas, Graham is not quite Nasha. Balor, on the other hand, is willingly ready to submit to both Oman and Graham. This was a change of pace for the book, and it makes me eager to see what will happen next in their relationship. To be honest, they are the triad I want to see the most of at the moment.
Fans of Morticia Knight will enjoy this new book; however, this series must be read in order as the events span across several novels. Though Graham is new and Chris is absent, his role is still important, and readers will be missing a large portion of the story if the first two books are not read first.
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