Concubine by Jill Knowles 4*
BLURB: Scholar, captain...war prize. Prince Kael of Korai is stunned when his father gives him to an enemy warlord in a desperate attempt to salvage Korai's reputation. With his country's honor at stake, Kael resolves to submit to Warlord Taren's every debauched whim.
But life in Zandria isn't anything like what Kael imagined. Instead of pain and cruelty, Warlord Taren seduces Kael until the bewildered prince craves his Master's every intimate caress. As he sinks into the decadent, sensual life of a concubine, Kael makes a powerful enemy, one who wants him removed from Zandria by any means necessary. Betrayed by his body, trapped by his honor, Kael must learn to trust his Master or get them both killed.
My Review: Even though this has some BDSM elements it is not at all as brutal as some I have read in that genre. In fact it is a lovely little fantasy story that I wish had been a lot longer. I loved the characters and the romance between Kael and Taren was beautifully written. There was a nice subplot with a little intrigue and action too. So overall it hit all the right spots for an enjoyable short read and I would recommend it if you have a few hours to fill.