Elaine White's Life in Books

The Author


Elaine White is the author of multi-genre MM romance, celebrating 'love is love' and offering diversity in both genre and character within her stories.

Growing up in a small town and fighting cancer in her early teens taught her that life is short and dreams should be pursued. She lives vicariously through her independent, and often hellion characters, exploring all possibilities within the romantic universe.

The Winner of two Watty Awards – Collector's Dream (An Unpredictable Life) and Hidden Gem (Faithfully) – and an Honourable Mention in 2016's Rainbow Awards (A Royal Craving) Elaine is a self-professed geek, reading addict, and a romantic at heart.


The Reviewer


I’m an author and reader, who just can’t get away from books. I discovered the MM genre a few years ago and became addicted.

Top #50 UK reviewer on Goodreads
#1 reviewer on Divine Magazine

Begging to Serve

Begging to Serve - Morticia Knight Book – Begging to Serve (The Hampton Road Club #5)
Author – Morticia Knight
Star rating - ★★★★★
No. of Pages – 144

Cover – Nice!
POV – 3rd person, dual POV (with POV's from Aaron, Ned and Saul, too)
Would I read it again – Yes!

Genre – LGBT, BDSM, Romance, 1920's

Reviewed for Divine Magazine

Warnings: BDSM elements (spanking, obedience, club, pain play), brief mention of fisting (but not on page)


I really don't want to say too much, because I've only just stepped out of the bliss of reading it, so bear with me.

My favourite book of this entire series has always been book 1. It's that way with most series, because book 1 always makes the lasting impression and is the one that tells you if you want to read more or not. That was how it was here. Every book after that was the same 5 star material, while not quite knocking book 1 off that top spot.

This one did.

Forever and always (unless there are more to come? Michael and Javier? Please?) this will be my favourite book of the entire series.

As I predicted, George and Bruno got their 3rd part, though I'm sad that we didn't get to see it ourselves. I'd also have loved to have seen Francesco's story with Theo, since he's such a feisty character. Then again, I just want to read everyone's story. Even little Henry and maybe Irwin, who had both been so feisty too. I'd pretty much read any book in this series, no matter who it was for.

I'm not sure if it was something that made it better and more enjoyable or not, but we started off not knowing much about Colin, other than a brief background from the previous book, and knowing zero about Roddy, who we hadn't met until now. Apart from Aaron and Sam, all the previous couples had known each other for a while, before coming together.

Colin was his usual feisty, innocent and not-quite naive self that I loved in the previous book. He showed a little more spunk here, standing up for himself and following his instincts. I love that, although a submissive, he really held on to the need to save himself for his “right man”. Roddy, on the other hand, was someone a little lost, perky and fun-loving, positive and always looking for something he could never find. When they first saw each other, I swear I stopped breathing for a second.

I haven't grinned and giggled out loud like this since book 1. I also haven't cried so far and if this one had been any longer, at the end, I'd have been in floods!


Favourite Quotes

I highlighted so many quotes here that there isn't room for them all, so I'm just going to pick a few of my favourites.

“He let out a sigh. Soon. I'll be someone's good boy soon.”

“Oh, darling. Now that I've met you, I doubt my sausage will ever be cold again.”

“Being thrilled and excited was wonderful, but it wasn't the same as having the surety of knowing you had all you'd ever need right by your side.”