Aleksandr Voinov, L.A. Witt, Riptide Publishing

“Capture and Surrender” To The Men Of Market Garden

“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.”– Ulysses S. Grant



Capture & Surrender is the fifth book in the successful “Market Garden” series by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov. The series centers around a rent boy club that caters to upper class men in London. Each book in this series seems to surpass the one before it. I inevitably anxiously await the release of the next installment!

In Capture & Surrender, we meet Frank, the owner of Market Garden. Up to this point Frank has been in the background, but this book gives him his time in the sunshine. In the previous volume, Frank’s BDSM “specialist” found his HEA and has left the Market Garden. This leaves a hole in Frank’s ability to provide a full range of services to his clients. The hole is as big as the one in his heart that has been there since his partner died eighteen months ago.

Raoul, Frank’s long time bartender at the Market Garden, knows the perfect replacement. Stefan seems like he will definitely be able to meet the needs of the Market Garden’s clients when he walks in the door like a wet dream. Stefan is former US Military, he is big and hot and dominate. He also immediately sets his sights on Frank. Unfortunately for Stefan, Frank has a strict policy about not getting involved with the rent boys.

As Frank first thought, Stefan does well at the Market Garden. The clients love him and his camouflage wearing, bossy attitude and “services.” Frank is feeling strange about the situation though. He’s not sure what the feeling is that he has every time he sees Stefan go out the door with a client.

A couple of times a month, Frank and a group of friends have a paintball tournament which always ends with sex in one form or another. Either a player is captured and has sex with his captor, or there is a group getting together or partners are watching one another get off with another man. All the participants are gay. Since Frank’s partner dies, he hasn’t participated in the game or the post game sex, he has only served as an referee for the games.

Frank asks Stefan to accompany him to the game, explaining clearly the rules of the game and Frank’s personal no contact rule with the rent boys. Stefan immediately proves that he has no regard for the rules of the game or Frank’s personal life. He sets out to win Frank in both arenas.

As Frank & Stefan get to know each other, it becomes obvious that they have a huge important commonality. It is also clear that they have a lot of obstacles between getting to know each other and getting to love each other. Stefan is determined to get through those obstacles to get to Frank.

The Market Garden series has always been unbelievably hot. The sex is off the charts and leaves the readers fanning themselves. Capture & Surrender was no different on that front. What struck me as very different was the emotional aspect of the story that developed with these two men. There is a depth of feeling and sharing that we haven’t seen before from this series. The combination of the physical and emotional that Witt & Voinov created is perfect. They balanced the pain Stefan and Frank had to overcome and the trust required to do so with the super hot sex scenes we expect and love from them.

The journey Frank & Stefan take is rocky and strewn with landmines, but it is one I was grateful to be able to take with them. Raoul’s intentions in bringing Stefan into the business in the first place are eventually revealed and realized. That crafty bastard needs his own story, and soon!

I was so pleased to see a depth of emotion in Capture & Surrender. It was unexpected, but very gratefully received. It gave Frank’s story a gravitas that he deserved as the owner of the club, not just one of the boys. All this while continuing to keep the heat at an almost constant boil. Witt & Voinov are an amazing team. Although I have a feeling I am not alone when I say, PLEASE can we have more Tristan and Jared? Please? Knowing the sadistic nature of these two exquisitely talented authors, they will make us wait until the final book in the series for our Tristan and Jared fix. I don’t know how many books are planned. I am torn between wanting to get to the last one for T & J and waiting years because the intervening books are so damn good. Hotly, heartily, heavily recommended.

Reviewed by: Tina

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Aleksandr Voinov, L.A. Witt, Riptide Publishing

If It Fornicates You Better Put A Cage On It

If it is the dirty element that gives pleasure to the act of lust, then the dirtier it is, the more pleasurable it is bound to be. ― Marquis de Sade

You remember Nick and Spencer, don’t you? Yes, of course you do, but only if you’ve already read If It Flies. And, if you haven’t, what are you waiting for anyway?

Who could resist, let alone forget, the Market Garden Dom and his quiet attorney, the utterly perfect sexual submissive who brought Nick-the-sadist to his knees? Figuratively speaking, that is. Literally speaking, Spencer is the man who has caused Nick to begin reexamining who he is, what he does for a living, and why doing it now feels so much more prosaic than it ever had before Spencer came into his life.

Love—or something very close to it—will do things to a man, and do those things in such a cunning way that he never sees them coming, let alone providing him with the means to identify or label what those things are. It begins in such an insidious fashion: the need to be with someone, the desire for that someone and everything he gives you, so consuming that you’re suddenly changing habits without understanding why, when all it really is, is the simple fact that you’ve found the one and only person who could ever make you want to change—without really understanding why you want, or even need to, when the person you want to change for has never once asked it of you.

It is the very thing that happens when a man finds perfection—not a person who is perfect but the person who is perfect for him. Spencer is that person for Nick, the perfect gift of complete surrender which makes all of Nick’s other clients slip so far beyond the pale in comparison that suddenly the one place Nick has always wanted to be, becomes the last place on earth he wants to be because Spencer is somewhere else.

Nick is bound.

Aleksandr Voinov and L.A. Witt have delivered once again in this chapter of the Market Garden Tales, and this time it’s the closest thing to a romance I’ve read in the series. It’s everything you’ve come to expect from these two authors: a story that’s sexy and raw and, depending upon your definition of the word, just a little bit kinkay, thank you very much. It’s a down and dirty romance in which Spencer learns the beauty of orgasm denial and Nick learns the beauty of compromise and trust. And maybe the best part of it all is that this installment left me believing in Nick and Spencer beginning.

If you love your rentboys and love just about all the hot sex you can possibly handle in a purely voyeuristic sort of way, now would be a great time to start the series.

Reviewed By: Lisa

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Aleksandr Voinov, L.A. Witt, Riptide Publishing

If You Don’t Think Doms Need Safewords, Think Again – If It Flies by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov

One must do violence to the object of one’s desire; when it surrenders, the pleasure is greater. – Marquis de Sade

Nick is perhaps the baddest of the bad boys at Market Garden, the man who doesn’t mind at all doing a little violence—for the right price, that is. He’s introduced briefly in the first two books of the Market Garden Tales series as one of the kinkier men who services the johns looking for a little, or a lot, of pain with their pleasure, and let me assure you Nick is a Dom and a sadist who really, really loves what he does. He is a master of his craft in much the same way an artist excels in transforming a once unmarred canvas into something that begs to be appreciated for the sweat, tears, sometimes even blood that went into creating it, but how much of what he does is simply part of the act he’s being paid to perform? Oh, there’s no mistaking Nick is a sexual dominant in every sense of the word, but there’s a difference between playing a role because the money dictates it, and fulfilling a need because the mind and body demands it.

That difference is a line Nick has never toed before, but all it takes is one man, a man whose needs as a purely trusting and giving submissive causes Nick to err on the side of fear and caution, because Spencer is the one man who has come along and unintentionally erased all the boundaries of sex for money and sex for the pure and unadulterated want of another human being who is more than simply an outlet for a fantasy. Spencer is the man who blurred those lines with a single kiss, in turn causing Nick to immediately and unflinchingly redraw them; not as mere intangibles but as a wall of silence and distance between himself and the temptation Spencer represents.

L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov are exploring the Gordian knot of sex and love, and sex in which there is no emotion involved at all, only the physical act of pleasure that’s separate from the emotional act of being connected to someone else because it’s a choice and not a career obligation. Jealousy is not a factor in this equation for Spencer; possession is everything in this equation for Nick. For the sub and his Dom, it adds up to the promise that they’ve each found something they want beyond a simple business arrangement.

If you haven’t found the love for the Market Garden boys yet, then don’t start here. Get to know Tristan and Jared in Quid Pro Quo and Take It Off first; they’re very well worth introducing yourselves to. Whenever you do choose to impose yourself upon this world of high priced, top shelf rentboys, I will only say to be prepared for an extreme ride of the erotic variety, in which sex is a game of strategy and is played for maximum effect.

To quote the ever eloquent George Takei, “Oh myyyyy.” That’s pretty much it. Well, that and “Have mercy.” I don’t know who first said that one, but I did, at least a half dozen times while I was reading this book.

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