The Special Forces team JC2 was created by the police to combat violence and drug crimes in Juxtapose City. Lieutenant Black, an intense younSynopsis:
The Special Forces team JC2 was created by the police to combat violence and drug crimes in Juxtapose City. Lieutenant Black, an intense young man with a mysterious past and a hatred of the drug Bliss, is the leader of the team which frequently targets psypaths, those with psychic powers. When the empath Calyx Starr is pulled from the streets and forced onto his team as part of the police captain's secret agenda, Black must deal not only with Starr's relentless attempts at seduction but also a dangerous telepath with a deadly grudge who has targeted the empath and JC2. This is an m/m romance.
It's insane the way that I got sucked into this story. I loved it....more
Drug dealers aren't always on the streets; sometimes they sit in offices and boardrooms, selling merchandise in official-looking bottles instSynopsis:
Drug dealers aren't always on the streets; sometimes they sit in offices and boardrooms, selling merchandise in official-looking bottles instead of little cellophane bags...
When given a choice between eight more years in prison or using his "expertise" to assist the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau's Department of Diversion Prevention and Control, convicted drug trafficker Richmond "Lucky" Lucklighter takes the sentence with the illusion of freedom. Cynical and unwilling to admit he's begun to care about his job, he counts the days until his debt is paid. His sole obstacle to getting his life back is the rookie he's assigned to train before he leaves--a rookie who quotes pharmacy texts, hasn’t paid his dues, and has the obnoxious tendency of seeing the good in everyone, including the target of their investigation.
Former Marine Bo Schollenberger dreamed of becoming a pharmacist, but watched the dream turn into a nightmare of PTSD-fueled prescription drug abuse. Battling his demons daily, he wakes up every morning, wondering, "Will this be the day I give in?" To keep his license, he must now put his skills to use for a diversion control task force, deal with a crude partner with too much attitude and no brain-to-mouth filter, and take down a drug lord who reminds him of his favorite cooking show hostess.
The bad guys don't stand a chance--if Lucky and Bo don't strangle each other first...
For whatever reason, this book caught my eye and I just had to read it. I ended up enjoying it quite a bit. Not the best thing ever, but certainly enjoyable.
Lucky was such a smartass and caustic remarks are his forte. He finally meets his match when he meets the guy that's supposed to replace him once the rest of his sentence is up in the deal he made to avoid spending ten years in prison. For whatever reason, reading about guys that aren't at all like usual law enforcement work undercover to stop prescription drug trafficking was actually kind of interesting. Even though Lucky and Bo spend most of their time staking out a pharmacy. Those stakeouts could get pretty hot, though...
I loved how domesticated Bo and Lucky could be even with Lucky continually trying to convince himself that Bo was only his fuck buddy. Lucky has one hell of a checkered past, but Bo's backstory is even worse and sad to boot. I loved the moments when Lucky would just hold Bo through the pain when he told Lucky some of his history. Lucky isn't the best guy out there, but he could be so sweet with Bo. It was lovely. It was good that they weren't completely sappy all the time, too, but they definitely settled in like an old married couple fairly quickly once the sparks started flying. I liked that they could be so comfortable together and still do their jobs.
I liked the way that things came together in the end. It was so obvious how Lucky and Bo felt about each other. I'm looking forward to seeing what's next for them....more
This was one hell of a dark book with a lot of fucked up, but interesting characters. Chess has series issues, but with the way she grew up, that's noThis was one hell of a dark book with a lot of fucked up, but interesting characters. Chess has series issues, but with the way she grew up, that's not unexpected. I want to know more of Terrible's story. Wonder if we find out some day. Lex is an interesting guy, too, but I prefer Terrible. I'm guessing there will be more of the two of them in the future.
The plot of the story was really good. The way Kane connected everything together was pretty much flawless. At least, I didn't notice any gaps in the story. Honestly, Ereshdiran was a pretty scary spook. I sure wouldn't want to deal with all of those ghosts all of the time.
The world building was consistent throughout the story. A crazy world where people know exactly what to expect in the afterlife and there is no religion. Fact is Truth. Interesting concept. I'll certainly continue on with this.