Review: Retribution (Tribute #2) by Kate Pearce

October 8, 2015 Review 5

Review: Retribution (Tribute #2) by Kate Pearce

Cheated out of his exit from the Tribute program, Kai Mexr is forced to return as a trainer for one more year. His trainee, Aled Price, is an idealistic Mitan patriot who Kai struggles not to loathe on sight, and who seems up for any challenge Kai sets him. As Aled learns to give up control and endure the program’s worst, Kai is drawn into an intense sexual game that leaves him wanting more.

But then Aled must fulfill his duty as Tribute. He must endure the Ungrich—or die.

When Aled returns, it takes Kai’s ruthless presence to pull his trainee back from the brink of madness. Surviving the Ungrich makes Aled doubt his blind allegiance to his planet—and to everything else he’d never thought to question. But with Kai at his side, Aled finds a new cause to believe in. And with the help of master trainer Akran and his partner Anna Lee, Aled and Kai forge unbreakable allegiances of blood, sex, and love that could save the entire planet from the Ungrich for good.

Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes: Dubious Consent, Non-Consent, Explicit Violence, Heavy Kink

Title: Retribution
Author: Kate Pearce
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Simply Pleasure, Simply Irresistible, Sacrifice, Triumph
Series: Tribute #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Sacrifice, Triumph
Published by Riptide Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: October 5, 2015
Genres: Dark Erotica, Erotic Sci Fi Romance
Pages: 100
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Purchase your copy: Amazon
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: five-flames

“Reader discretion advised. This title contains the following sensitive themes: Dubious Consent, Non-Consent, Explicit Violence, Heavy Kink.”  Dear reader, please note this warning.  You will find all of this and more in this story.  You have been warned.

Now me – I read just about anything.  There are some subjects that I will pass on, but this is not one of them.  I like a dark, kinky story and boy howdy – does this one hit that dubious taste bud.

Where the lead couple in the first book – Sacrifice – was male/female, the featured couple in this book is male/male.  Didn’t seem to make much difference in the amount or kind of sex in the story though.  It was all harsh and usually dubious consent at best.  But again, there was a purpose, of sorts, to it all.

There is more information about what is going on behind the scenes.  Not a lot, but enough to keep my interest in the story.  So many questions remain.  We are not left with cliffhangers, but . . . wtf?  I look forward to the next book to see if we get any kind of answer and or resolution to what is going on here.

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About Kate Pearce


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce was born into a large family of girls in England, and spent much of her childhood living very happily in a dream world. Despite being told that she really needed to “get with the program,” she graduated from the University College of Wales with an honors degree in history. A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit down and write her first romance novel. Along with being a voracious reader, Kate loves walking on the beach and climbing live volcanoes in her new home in Hawaii.


Kate is a member of RWA and is published by Kensington Aphrodisia, Cleis Press, Carina Press, and Virgin Black Lace/Cheek.


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5 Responses to “Review: Retribution (Tribute #2) by Kate Pearce”

  1. Angela

    Thanks for this post and your review, i like the blurb of this book and i like to read m/m 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway chance


  2. Ree Dee

    I really enjoyed the review. Thank you.

    ree.dee.2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. H.B.

    Thank you for the review, I’ve been hearing good things about the book.

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