Worthy - Lia Black I’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating:

I love slave fic set in a fantasy world. I love it, I love it, I love it.

Since I love that, I totes loved Worthy.

There’s this dystopian world where Sev lives in the dregs and is considered the lowest of the low. He’s not even worthy of being a slave. While dancing at a club, a Count, Demetrie, walks in a decides to play a game of cards to win that boy up on stage to be his slave.

Now Sev has moved up in the world and is a slave. And a good slave at that. He wants to please his master and be the best he can be in whatever his master desires from him. Gah! I love this type of character. I’m not sure what that says about me… but I don’t care. I can’t get enough of these sweet slave boys. I think I want one. On top of that? Demetrie is this overprotective, alpha, loving, master who takes good care of his slave. For me, a story doesn't get much better than that.

But, something did bother me in the back of my brain. We knew Sev for a little but before he was a slave. He didn’t act all docile and sweet. I wasn’t expecting him to be so receptive and to be such a natural slave. Then BAM! he’s a slave. And not just slave, but with his master petting his hair, him on his knees with his forehead on the floor and reveling in it. So, it just didn’t fit the character that we had met in the beginning and it threw me for a minute.

Totally worth the read. And for free? I can’t believe some of the fantastic stuff I’ve read for free from LHNB and any of the Don’t Read in the Closet events. Go read it.