Four (The Republic 2)
One night. A second chance. The perfect match he never saw coming…
On the outside, Mayr seems to have it all: a successful career as Head of the Guard for a prominent politician, family and friends who rely on him, and the attention of beautiful lovers. But appearances are a good way to bury secrets, including mistakes he can never fix and a broken heart that never seems to heal, forever searching for the one person to share his life with.
When his last girlfriend takes him back and suggests an intimate night together with Tash, one of her lovers, Mayr reluctantly agrees. The last thing he expects is to fall hard for Tash, who is nothing like Mayr’s previous lovers… and much too difficult to forget.
Tash is a secretive priest with deep, dark truths connected to a past he will never completely outrun. He keeps romance at a distance, knowing it can destroy him. Except with Mayr in his life, love might just ignore all the rules and push his limits.
But when Tash undertakes the Uldana Trials, love may ruin them both. If Tash fails, he’ll likely die. If he succeeds, he must give up Mayr and break both their hearts…
* "Four" is an M/M romance set in a high fantasy world, and both main characters identify as bisexual. For adult readers only. This is the second book in The Republic, an LGBTQA+ series.
** Content notes, trigger warnings, and disclaimers: "Four" contains some explicit content, all of which is meant for adult readers. The relationship at the heart of the story is an MM romance. There is a minor amount of MF and MMF intimacy included, but this is not an MMF poly romance.
This story contains emotional and physical situations that could bother some readers, including references to and depictions of self-harm, depression, and complex PTSS/PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome/disorder). The story also contains mentions of human trafficking, torture in a character’s past, gang matters and violence, discussions of an execution by way of stoning, and references to an accident in a character’s past that resulted in a loved one being left paralyzed.
Please note the story uses gender-neutral pronouns for certain characters (vir, they, them, their). These are not mistakes: they are the chosen pronouns of those characters.