Zach Hardaway is one of the best physiotherapists in Europe. Tristan DuVal is a young soccer star with a groin injury. They despise each otherSynopsis:
Zach Hardaway is one of the best physiotherapists in Europe. Tristan DuVal is a young soccer star with a groin injury. They despise each other from the moment they meet. As far as Zach is concerned, Tristan is a rich, spoiled brat who is too used to getting his own way. As far as Tristan is concerned, Zach is a bossy, presumptuous prick. Tristan hates Zach. He does. The problem is, he also wants to shove Zach against the nearest wall and climb him like a tree.
Warning: explicit MM content, minor D/s undertones.
I'll start by saying I've never read any books in this series other than the prequel and I read that through Kindle Unlimited some months ago. I've seen the books all over the place since then, but I never really felt the need to read them. I only ended up deciding to try this one because my GR friends seem to really enjoy this series and I liked the blurb. I thought about trying the third one, but a few reviews put me off of that one. Meeting Gabe and Jared in this book didn't really inspire me to read their story, either, so I'm fine with just seeing them here.
What I really liked about this one is, despite Tristan being as big of a dick as he can be, all he really wanted was someone to love him, want him and keep him. It didn't keep him from being a dick, though. I got why he was that way. It's weird that I liked Tristan in this, but hated Brett in Murder in Pastel because they aren't that different. They both know how to use words to wound someone deeply and are extremely prickly. I just think maybe it was that Brett went too far. Maybe because his childhood was more damaging than Tristan's was, but trauma is trauma and both of them are dicks. Yet, I rather liked Tristan.
I really liked Zach, too. Things were going just fine for him at first, but then he just had to have Tristan all the time. I do wish he had manned up about it sooner, though. I was glad when we finally got his POV in this. I thought the whole book would be Tristan, though that wouldn't have been so bad.
The sex was hot and was even sweet at times. Neither Tristan or Zach understood why they were behaving that way. Once they did, they fought like hell against feeling it. Both of them had good reasons for it, but I wish they had come to their senses a bit sooner. The book was almost over and I was wondering how in the hell they would actually end up together. I'm not sure how I feel about what goes down with Tristan's career. That made everything a bit too easy. He's still really young, so wtf is he gonna do with the rest of his life? Surely he's not just gonna be Zach's kept man?
I'm not sure how I feel about the connection between Ryan and James and the connection to Tristan. Seems awful convenient. Their book is next. I can't decide if I want to read it. Though I suppose maybe Tristan will let out who he is to James or maybe James will find out for himself.
Overall, I'm pretty happy that I decided to read this. It kept me interested all the way through....more
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