The Pawn

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The Pawn

The Pawn Adam Challoner was born a member of the wealthy elite but he can t forget that his power and comfort come from the suffering of the vast underclass people oppressed by the very regime that keeps him

  • Title: The Pawn
  • Author: Kate Sherwood
  • ISBN: 9781623803971
  • Page: 318
  • Format: ebook
  • Adam Challoner was born a member of the wealthy elite, but he can t forget that his power and comfort come from the suffering of the vast underclass people oppressed by the very regime that keeps him safe Living with that knowledge is uncomfortable to say the least When Adam meets Remy Stone, his discomfort becomes intolerable.Get in, seduce his target, give him all he cAdam Challoner was born a member of the wealthy elite, but he can t forget that his power and comfort come from the suffering of the vast underclass people oppressed by the very regime that keeps him safe Living with that knowledge is uncomfortable to say the least When Adam meets Remy Stone, his discomfort becomes intolerable.Get in, seduce his target, give him all he could ever dream of, then get out that s Remy s assignment No man has ever been able to resist Remy before, but Adam Challoner is unlike any of Remy s previous clients In a world where Big Brother is always watching, Remy needs to perform his assigned duties in order to survive, but Adam seems to be as oblivious to that as he is to Remy s charms.Luckily, Remy s determination to accomplish his mission piques Adam s interest But just when Remy s hard work starts to pay off, a rebel bomb attack interrupts their would be tryst Unforeseen circumstances force them apart, then throw them back together And just as they discover new reasons to live, they realize some things are worth dying for.

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    1. Emma Sea on said:

      Hmmm. Slave fic via the Occupy movement (view spoiler)[via Jeff Goldblum and Timothy Olyphant. Really, Kate Sherwood? Really?? (hide spoiler)]The first 60% was good verging on very good. I'd like Sherwood to rewrite the last third.My kneejerk rating was 2.5 rounded down to a 2, but overnight the ending rankled more and more. Don't let my opinion put you off. After all, I thought the end of Guttersnipe was too happy. I think other people will enjoy this more than I did. I'd like to suggest Leanne [...]

    2. Leanne on said:

      4.5 starsI loved this quiet, intense story of Remy, a man who's been a prostitute living in slave-like conditions since the age of 9. When he first meets Adam he is cocky and arrogant and throws himself into the seduction with robot-like efficiency. Adam is not so easily seduced, but that first meeting sets off a chain of events that has Remy slowly emerging from the fearful and mindless drudgery of his day to day existence into something tentatively hopeful. (view spoiler)[ In fact, I love that [...]

    3. Mandapanda on said:

      3.75 stars. I was pretty much glued to this story from the beginning. Living in an oppressive dystopian regime is prostitute, Remy, who signed his life away unknowingly at age 9. His past is tragic and his present is not much better until he is sent to seduce an honourable landowner Adam. Adam's beliefs and his respect for Remy bring him back to life again with both hopeful and tragic results. The author's done a great job of portraying Remy, his initial detachment, his gradual realisation of wh [...]

    4. Kaje Harper on said:

      This is the near-future story of a man who was orphaned in a failed colonial revolt at age nine, and essentially enslaved (despite calling it a "contract") to a man who runs sex workers and gathers information on his wealthy clients. Remy has grown up to become very, very good at his job. Then he's sent as an unwanted gift to spend time with Adam, a man whose motives are more honorable than Remy ever expected to find, and who is tangled up in the chance of a new revolution.I really enjoyed the c [...]

    5. Pixie Mmgoodbookreviews on said:

      3 1/2 - 4 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book Reviewsmmgoodbookreviews.wordpress/ Remy is a sex worker, but his contract means he is more like a slave, told to seduce a target and get whatever information he can on the man Remy thinks it will be a piece of cake, but finds that Adam Challoner is a more complex man than he ever thought. Adam is mightily tempted to sample Remy’s charms, but he has qualms about using someone who will report all his actions, when a rebel bomb interrupts them they [...]

    6. Tiya Rosa on said:

      Need to organize thoughts first (good luck to me) before I can write a proper review for this book. For now, though, I'd like to say that this was heartbreaking, romantic, thrilling, and hopeful. I do understand Emma's point about how convenient the ending was, I didn't expect it would be that easy myself, but I didn't mind it so much since I was so in love with Remy and his journey. He was such an interesting character and I can't wait to see him discover real desire (view spoiler)[and have an [...]

    7. Eve on said:

      Not sure how to rate this. This action packed story kept me riveted and I read through this book in one sitting, enjoying both the characters and the plot. On the other hand, once I was done, I sort of had a feeling that I hadn't read anything very memorable. So, I guess that for me, this was a fun 3 hours, but not one for re-reading.

    8. Ayanna on said:

      The futuristic stuff is weird. I know I'm not one to judge someone else's universe or their interpretation, per se, but it just Seemscomplete.Like the author didn't quite commit to it. Either that or went in a weird direction.Of course, now that line from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead comes back to me ("Audiences know what to expect, and that is all they are prepared to believe in.") so I don't know if my argument is valid at all. But then, you know what, I'm part of the illogical audien [...]

    9. Mike on said:

      Owned and indentured prostitute, the nobel but naive client, and the ultimate game of chessThe first two-thirds of this intriguing story explores a whore's life in a modern dystopian world echoing both of the economic and political oppression outlined by Dickens and Orwell. The interplay between the prostitute and his nobel but naive (and very wealthy) client has a nice mix of the slow slipping of a thick mask worn to please others (in order to simply survive) with eye-opening realities for the [...]

    10. Sherry on said:

      Boy, does Kate Sherwood know how to write or what?!North America is ruled by a corrupt government, although it's never explained why or what happened. (view spoiler)[And apparently space travel and planet colonization is possible, although it isn't explained either (hide spoiler)] Remy is an expensive prostitute who meets up with Adam, someone who is sincere and kind and is unhappy with the have/have not standard of living. Remy slowly and reluctantly emerges from his numbed existence to actuall [...]

    11. Tamarrion Lash on said:

      Двойственные чувства от книги. Герои безусловно хороши, сюжет ну сойдет под пиво, но world-building sucks. Со страшной силой. Продолжение прочитаю, может там хоть что-то станет понятнее. Но ваще, мир в котором государство может послать карательную экспедицию на землеподобную планету [...]

    12. Aniko on said:

      4.75 starsWonderful writing and beautifully drawn characters are pretty much a given with a Kate Sherwood book and this one doesn't disappoint. I loved this book so much. The story is original and grabbed me right from the start. The characters are complex and fully realised. If you want to read something that has an intriguing plot and characters that are layered and engaging, then buy this book. You won't regret it. I am really looking forward to seeing where Kate takes Remy and Adam in the ne [...]

    13. LiveYourLife BuyTheBook on said:

      4.5 StarsThe newest offering from Kate Sherwood is The Pawn. It’s the first in the Against the Odds series. It’s quite unlike her previous books as it contains no horses. The stables described herein are full of whores. I admit, I have a soft spot for whores in fiction. I don’t think it’s any stranger than liking fantasy. Really! Anyway, Remy Stone is a whore in a futuristic, unequal society. He uses the name David. His pimp sends him to the hotel suite of Adam Challoner. Adam won’t ha [...]

    14. Ambre on said:

      I like this author. I am not sure what genre this would be considered. Speculative fiction, maybe? It basically takes place in a fantasy world in which a totalitarian regime has instituted total surveillance and individual rights have been voided. Remy is a prostitute who was coerced into a lifetime contract (so although slavery is ostensibly illegal, he has no options). He meets a wealthy man and gets involved in a revolution. I think the plot is insightful up to a point. It doesn't compete wit [...]

    15. Molli B. on said:

      I didn't like this quite as much as I usually like Kate's stuff, but it was still a solid, engaging story. Very light scifi. Very light steam, too. More focused on plot than on the romance, although I did like Remy and Adam together. Kate's writing is, as always, very good.My biggest complaint about the story (and it's a weird one!!) is Adam's last name ("Challoner"), which, unfortunately, is what Remy insists on calling him even once he knows his first name. And since we're in Remy's POV, it ge [...]

    16. Pjm12 on said:

      I very much enjoyed this. Remy is both fascinating and sympathetic. His past life is revealed slowly and as he opens his eyes to new possiblilities, we see the truth and horror of his existence. That part was hard to take, but Sherwood is not too graphic or gratuitous. Adam reveals himself as Remy's saviour. But he has taken on a lot. I hope he can fit Remy's well-being into his gruelling schedule.I look forward to the next one.

    17. Alice on said:

      Not sure about this oneThe first half was really, really good! 5 star good! The second half was complete nonsense.

    18. Yvette on said:

      After two chapters I wasn't feeling this one right now but if any one has read this one tell a girl something. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

    19. Kobie on said:

      great social commentary. must be Snowden inspired. not exactly why I read this genre, but I love new to me ideas. my one complaint is that it's not a complete story. its a HFN.

    20. Kenzi Bond on said:

      This novel has an actual storyline that is engaging, interesting and well-written. The lead characters are loveable and I was on the edge if my seat waiting to see how Remy would grow.

    21. Munzy on said:

      4.5 stars.I loved it! A lot! The writing, story, character build up all was pretty much amazing! The only thing that disappointed me was a lack steamy scenes for Remy and Challoner.

    22. Michael on said:

      The last 10% was extremely stupid. Curse myself and the part of me needing to find out how this trashy summerrific m/m erotica ends (once I finish the heavier reads on my tbr list.)

    23. Avril on said:

      surprised the shit outta me that I actually liked and enjoyed this book.

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