Reviewed by Tammy
TITLE: Caged Killer
AUTHOR: Erin M. Leaf
PUBLISHER: Evernight Publishing
LENGTH: 93 Pages
RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2016
Knox is a killer hired to catch a thief, but what happens when the thief catches the assassin instead, and chains him up? Nothing good. Nothing … sane.
Knox Calvin has spent his life repressing his sexuality. When Mick Lannon picks at his carefully constructed mental cage with a knife, he isn’t prepared for the fallout. Unfortunately, Knox isn’t the kind of man who can be bound for long, and Mick has his own demons to wrestle into submission. When Mick’s vendetta against his aunt’s killer spirals into all-out war, Knox escapes to watch the carnage from a distance.
Mick likes his sex casual, his partners breathing, and doesn’t much care about anything else. Knox wasn’t interested in sex at all until Mick shackled him to a wall. What happens when one moment’s slip into darkness wakes up the monster in both men?
TRIGGER WARNING: Knife Play, Blood Play, Breath Play
Knox Calvin is an independent assassin who has taken a target who proves more than up to the task of evading him. What Knox can’t work out is how notorious thief, Mick Lannon always seems to know exactly where he is when he’s following him! In the end Knox decides he’s had enough and calls his broker and tells him he’s out. It’s no big deal because he doesn’t do torture deals, Knox just kills them. Just as Knox is leaving his brokers place he gets drugged and kidnapped.
Mick Lannon wants to know why Knox Calvin is after him so he kidnaps him as he’s leaving an apartment building. When he realises he’s disrupting Tony DiLorenzo’s drug empire to the extent that one of Tony’s lackeys wants him out-of-the-way. One of Tony’s dealers was driving around high as a kite one night when he ran down Mick’s aunt and killed her. Now, they all have to pay! Mick has Knox chained up to the wall in his spare room, yes, he has chains above the bed in his spare room. Mick has an unhealthy obsession with knives and blood-play, none more so than when he’s having sex and Mick likes to have lots of casual sex.
Knox isn’t that interested in sex in fact he’s never been that interested in sex with either men or women until he wakes up chained to Mick Lannon’s bed. Knox has a hard time coming to terms with the fact that his body is actually getting turned on by the fact that Mick is not only holding a knife to his throat but he’s cutting him. Only thing is Knox pushes a bit too hard and forces Mick knife to penetrate his throat a deeper than Mick wanted! This is when Knox meets Micks younger sister Aileen. Aileen now lives with Mick because their only other living relative was their aunt who was ran over and killed.
Even though Mick only has Knox captive for a day a lot happens within that day! Knox realises he gets incredibly turned on by knife-play, actually wants and enjoys sex when it’s involved. Mick realises that playing with Knox calms him down and centres him like no-one else. Alas, Knox escapes but he can’t stop thinking about Mick. Six months later and Knox is still following Mick but this time he wants to help take down Tony. When Aileen is kidnapped by Tony all bets are off and things get very interesting.
Caged Killer is all about two very different but fundamentally the same men who fall in love with other not in spite of their personal kinks but because of them! I’ve read a lot of Erin’s books and I must say this would have to be my favourite so far! Caged Killer isn’t a light and fluffy love story it’s a dark, twisted road to love so deep and abiding you will wish you’re the one on the receiving end!