My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Publication date: January 13th, 2014
Genres & themes: Adult, M/M romance, BDSM, Erotica, Mystery, Contemporary.
I’m not sure I liked this book, but it was a fast-paced read, so that at least helped a lot with making the reading experience more enjoyable.
The thing is…this is a short story (94 pages) but contains a quite heavy plot with so many characters that I often had to take a break and be like who is that guy? Why is he doing that? What is he talking about? I say HE because there are NO females in this book. It is not a PROBLEM since it does make the story more realistic.
So, about the characters…as I said, there are many:
Cillian, Mal, John, Vince Kelly, Prophet, Trent, Morse, Shelby, Peter, Karl, Tom, and I’m sure I’ve missed some.
I can’t describe them all because some are present and some are less present and we don’t know that much about them in fact. Even our main characters, Cillian and Mal, are guys that almost feel like strangers to me, even after finishing this book.
As you may have guessed, they’re both attracted to each other but, believe it or not, even though they had sex, they never had a passionate kiss.
Again this is a fast-paced read but sometimes TOO fast. You know the kind of fast that makes you read and then stop and realise that you didn’t roger ANYTHING.
The sex scenes can easily be called as HOT, but you need to know that there is BDSM since that may not appeal to everyone. I personally didn’t mind it.
I would love to say that they had a beautiful chemistry.
But they didn’t…
I guess that’s because they’re both stressed and mostly think about their job or sex. It would have been nice for them to have a real date. I think that could have brought a sparkle in their ‘relationship’ but then again I guess it wasn’t possible with them seeking people.
At least, the writing was VERY good. I really liked it and would definitely read another book by this author but, this time, probably one with 200+ pages. That would work better for me, I believe.
I read some reviews in which the reviewers said that they see this book as a novella for the Catch a Ghost series. Even though I haven’t read that series, I think it would be a good idea to do so before picking book 2 up.
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