Review: The Flesh Cartel: False Gods by Rachel Haimowitz & Heidi Belleau

Posted June 13, 2014 by Leigh in Reviews / 2 Comments

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Review: The Flesh Cartel: False Gods by Rachel Haimowitz & Heidi Belleau
The Flesh Cartel: False Gods
by Heidi Belleau, Rachel Haimowitz

3.5 Stars


Released: 2 September 2013
Series: The Flesh Cartel #10
Published by Riptide Publishing
Pages: 94
Format: eBook


“…brilliant writing aside, this one broke me.” ~ Under the Covers

Wow – okay, so I finally found my breaking point. I thought I would have found it a long time ago, and if this series wasn’t written so brilliantly, I probably would have. But nope, brilliant writing aside, this one broke me. It went too far, and it killed me.

So the smidgen of hope that I had at the end of TRIAL AND ERRORS was of course ripped away from me at the very start of FALSE GODS. The potential escape for Mat and Dougie was thwarted by Roger, who promptly brought the brothers back to Nikolai. Punishment for Dougie is more tortuous than I could handle. I really hope that with time I can forget most of it because it was just that bothersome. The one thing I cannot understand though is how Nikolai allowed that inhumane, disgusting torture to even occur, because while he was trying to teach yet another lesson, the permanent physical harm that could have come to his precious possession was entirely feasible with the conditions into which he placed Dougie.

Thankfully nothing physically permanent did occur, but as always, it was the mental torture that puts Dougie right back into his role of Douglas, Nikolai’s slave, which of course, is probably even worse. And not only does he become yet again “Douglas,” but he fulfills that role to the nth degree, one heartbreaking word at a time.

Belleau and Haimowitz do what they always do best, though – they continue to write a psychosexual thriller like nobody’s business. But once Douglas becomes the uber-perfect slave to Nikolai, they again take this story well beyond my comfort zone, and I’m not sure my heart or my brain can take much more. The ending scene of this installment was equally as awful as the torture Dougie endures at the beginning of the book. I am really hoping that this book will be the worst of the worst, though, because I really do want to finish this series. As I have always said, Belleau and Haimowitz do some seriously good writing – almost too good. I just need a break from the really bad stuff for a little bit to find my happy place.r

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The Flesh Cartel Season 1: Damnation: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads 
The Flesh Carter Season 2: Fragmentation: Amazon Barnes & Noble | GoodReads 
The Flesh Carter Season 3: Transformation: Amazon Barnes & Noble | GoodReads 
The Flesh Cartel Season 4: Liberation : Amazon Barnes & Noble | GoodReads


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I am a wife and mom of two sassy and fabulous kids, and I have decided I will be forever 39.After college, I became a paralegal and read only legal documents and eventually some baby naming books.Then about six years ago, I needed to check out all the hype of some teenage vampire romance, and that was all she wrote.It didn't take me long to rediscover my love of reading that I had throughout my youth, and I was devouring every paranormal romance and urban fantasy series I could get my grabby hands on.

Through Amazon forums and Goodreads, I met a lot of amazing women with that same passion, including the lovely ladies who started UTC.While those genres will always be two of my favorites, I have discovered that M/M romance is my primary love.That kiss between Qhuinn and Blay in Phury's book (you BDB lovers know what I'm talking about!) sealed the deal for me.I love a story where love is hard fought and hard won.I am also a firm believer that EVERYONE deserves love and a happy ending, and the beauty in achieving that is what keeps me coming back for more.

I have amassed quite a collection of book boyfriends through the years, with the top two being John Matthew and Jamie Fraser.**le sigh**In the M/M genre, my best buddy is Randy Jensen.Two of my favorite tropes are Friends to Lovers and Out for You, and I enjoy just about any subgenre - PNR, UF, contemporary, historical, RomCom, Young Adult, Erotica, Mystery/Thriller - in my M/M romance.As long as it is written well, eventually gives me an HEA, and makes me have all the feels, I am one happy girl.
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Thanks for the review leigh


Thanks for the review Leigh