Once the second-prize winner on My Slave’s Got Talent, Sky Blue has spent the past few years singing at a failing New York nightclub. While Sky has never had control over his fate, his life seems to take a turn for the worse when he’s torn from the familiar comfort of performing and sold to a rich and enigmatic man.
Morgan Wallace takes his newly purchased slave to San Francisco, his intentions unclear. On the one hand, he treats Sky with more kindness than Sky has ever known—treats him like a real person. On the other hand, he shares Sky at parties hosted by his sadistic new friends.
A confused slave is an endangered slave, and Sky isn’t even sure of his master’s real name. Is he Morgan Wallace, wealthy and cruel, or Mackenzie Webster, caring and compassionate? Caught between hope, fear, and an undeniably growing attachment, Sky struggles to untangle which parts are real and which are merely a performance. His future, his heart, and even his life may depend on it.
They both face their respective dilemmas and how they resolve the conflicting thoughts and feelings they experience are what make this such a great read. Both the characters and the story were well-developed, allowing for the reader to truly become immersed in their world and the unique relationship that was evolving between Sky and Mac.
While the world he lives in is horrific…I did enjoy the book. This series is difficult, and I’ve read them all, but I liked the outcome of this story the best. I don’t want to offer any spoilers, but I really like where the story went.
—Smitten with Reading
I loved how Sky was so in touch with his humanity, and the limitations and injustice of his station. While there is absolutely a thriller/horrifying aspect to the book, the ending is truly tender and spectacular. Sky never imagined what his fate might be, but he made actual decisions–generally forbidden–that directed the course of his new life and happiness.
A fantastic addition to the Belonging ‘Verse! The plot alone turns the pages. Fielding’s characters add wonderful depth and emotion, humility and an interesting role reversal. I really wasn’t sure it would all work out in the end! I also learned a lot more about this alternate universe, which leaves me wanting more stories.
LOVED this. I’ve not read any of the previous books in this series, but it can definitely be read as a standalone. I never once felt like I didn’t understand anything during reading this story.
A number of words and phrases come to mind to describe this amazing story but powerfully moving sums it up best for me as it engaged both my mind and my heart, interweaving both in a story fraught with intrigue, drama, moments of tender poignancy, and conversely, outright cruelty.