Title : Be Brave Word Count :76,857
Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance
Blurb : MI6 assassin Kael Saunders was supposed to kill Angel Button after he witnessed a kill. Not only did Kael refuse to hurt Angel, but he took him home and fell in love with him. Living together now in a loving D/s relationship, Angel wants to follow in his daddy’s footsteps while Kael is determined to keep his boy out of the dangerous world of international assassins.
During an assignment Kael finds a little girl who is caught up in human trafficking and determines to rescue her. When he is taken prisoner Angel sets out to find his beloved Daddy and bring him home.
My Review : The angel and his assassin are back again and hotter than ever. Angel is now in school and having very productive days. He strives to make his ‘daddy’ proud by being obedient and submissive. Typical 18 yr old , he gets into trouble every now and then and this leads to a flogging which is not very pleasurable for him , but he knows that his daddy has his best interests at heart. Kael has to remind him every now and then not to talk about their relationship to his school friends , because they are not mature enough to grasp the full concept of their D/s lifestyle. Angel in all his naiveté possess a certain level of maturity that gains the love and respect of his protective ‘daddy’.
It is clear to see that although sex is a big component in their relationship, Kael truly loves Angel and he takes care of him like no other. ‘Daddy’ Kael is there to guide Angel into a progressive future where he will finish college and university and go on to be whatever he wants to become. Kael gives Angel a chance at life that he wouldn’t have gotten had he stayed with his selfish self -serving mother.
Throughout this book we are able to see a gentler, more caring human side to Kael rather than the trained assassin that is so ingrained in him. Kael takes fewer missions now that Angel has become a part of his life.
It is on one of these missions to extract a pedophile where he sees a 9 yr old sex slave desperately in need of his help. He idly promises to get her out, but when he goes back home he can’t sleep for thinking of her. He goes back in, not as an assassin but as a human being who made a promise to a little girl. The extraction doesn’t go as planned and he is captured and tortured by the vicious animals running the sex slave ring filled with children.
Angel becomes really agitated when Kael doesn’t come back from his mission on time . He seeks out Kael’s boss Conran and pleads with him to find his ‘daddy’. ‘Daddy’ has trained Angel well and so he ends up in France with an operative on the hunt to bring Daddy safely home.
Angel kills a few men and does some unspeakable things to get Kael out . Kael is so proud that his ‘boy’ was so brave. He feels honored to have the love and affection of his Angel. They are both introspective when they get home and they wrap themselves in each other. Daddy sets things in motion so that Angel will be well taken care of if ever he gets in trouble again which he undoubtedly will given his line of work. I really enjoyed this storyline even more so than the first book. There are some parts of the BDSM lifestyle that I just can’t understand like the mummification process, enemas among others that doesn’t sit well with me , but to each his own. I give this my ratings of 4 – lose the underwear.