Published by Small Publisher
Released on October 6, 2015
Sometimes you need a change from your normal stories and go out on a limb. That is what happened with the Hand of Vengeance. Sci-fi, old-fashioned planet of men and women subjugated to slavery. I wanted to see the rebels prevail, a doctor fall in love and a new world created. Well, it all happened, but somethings were a little over the top.
Dr. Lara Simmons is a humanitarian doctor offering medical services to survivors of earthquakes on war torn Jesel, a planet inhabited by humans from earth seeking a simpler life. Jeselian males have tended to go backwards in the whole female equality movement and use domestic discipline to keep their women in line. One problem I saw with this was the rebel president was female. Moving on. Lara is kidnapped by Jeselian rebels to operate on a very important member of thier leadership.
Lara is a typical A personality doctor who can’t seem to worry about her own safety and well being in the hopes of saving more people or escaping her captors. When their craft is shot down from the sky, Lara has to rely on Blade to save her, but she doesn’t get the memo. Well….Blade bends her over his knee to deliver a spanking for endangering her own life.
Blade, also known as The Hand of Vengeance, is a lone wolf rebel not scared of anything. Born into slavery, watching his sister raped and murdered, he has one single focus to bring down the governing body. He doesn’t have time to fall in love or have a softer side. So when the doctor keeps endangering herself, Blade steps up to correct that behavior.
So that is where I got a little upset. Blade doesn’t know Lara from anywhere, but he throws her over his knee and smacks the Hell out of her ass. He does this a lot and he expects her after the first time to just bend over and take her punishment. So a woman from Earth who has only had sex once, is expected to just bend over and take a spanking? Yeah, she enjoys it after a few times, but it is totally non-consensual.
The sad part is the book had a good story behind all the spanking. The planet has been taken over by a bad guy who enslaved everyone making them work in mines under deplorable conditions. A rebellion is going on at the same time the planet is being rocked by earthquakes. All during this they are planning their last act of rebellion to reclaim their planet.
Now there is one point in the end that disturbed me a little so I am going to mark it as a spoiler.
The Hand of Vengeance was well written, but the many spankings got old, the fuck in the ass punishment got old and Blade just grew old after a while. I didn’t find him sexy, nor did I find Lara sexual growth interesting. I was more into the rebellion that the romance.
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