I won't bore you with the details of what I would expect from a book called 'Slave Breakers' but I can tell you that this ain't it. Apparently slaves get broken by being nice
to them. Rationally, I am sure this is better for all parties concerned, and I am happy for them, it just doesn't make for very titillating reading. Even when we get to the 'pain training' the author makes sure everybody knows that we're all still friends, really. We wouldn't want to hurt your feelings while we flog you. Seriously, I've read a far more gripping description of caning in a children's book (Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl).
I think this book should be renamed. I suggest 'Everybody Loves Holden', or 'Holden's Harem'.
As for Bran, our delicate and needy teenage protagonist, he mainly stirs motherly concern in me. Not sexy.