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Flesh Market

(Bodies and Souls #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Special Agent Leo Gale is up a creek. A year and a half of deep cover is about to go up in flames. He needs help – something, someone to salvage the operation and save the lives of untold numbers of trafficked teenagers.

But he wasn’t expecting the partner they sent, or his own gut-punch of a response to the man.

Julian worked hard for that FBI Honors Internship. It was sup
Published November 10th 2015 by Loose Id
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I was able to find out that this book is the first in a trilogy. There was no cliffhanger or resolution to the relationship, the promise is that it will be resolved with the next book(s).

Because of this, I do not feel I can properly review this book. I will refrain from reviewing this until the trilogy is complete.

Galley copy of Flesh Market provided by Pride Promotions in exchange of an honest review.

OMG, I'm fucking speechless. My stomach actually hurts. I'm a total HEA girl, but have been kno
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bgirls, mm, ebook, dmc
A review by The Blogger Girls.

Leo Gale has been an agent for about 10 years, deeply undercover for a year and a half. He is just about convinced his cover is blown when, in fact, he is actually being promoted to the position of procurement and processing of the sex trafficking ring. Still believing he is close to being in trouble, he calls his handlers for some help.

This is where Julian comes in. He’s barely out of school, interning for the FBI hoping it will be a step in the right direction to
Barb ~rede-2-read~
ARC provided by the publisher through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial review.

This is a riveting, nail-biting, action-adventure with a few very dark moments as two men go undercover to bust a ring trafficking in prostitution and organ harvesting.

FBI Special Agent Leo Gale was planted undercover over a year ago to infiltrate a ring specializing in kidnapping young, well-to-do teens. It’s slow going, and he’s helpless to stop the kidnapping of these young men and w
Joyfully Jay
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wendy
A Joyfully Jay review.

4 stars

Typically I do not start off my review explaining my rating…except with this book I am still at a loss as to how I feel about it after having read it twice! To be honest with all of you, there is so very little to “like” about this book – there is organ harvesting, rape, sex trafficking, and other not so pleasant events occurring within these pages. Yet, at the same time, I think that when this series is all said and done, it has the makings for being something stel
Nov 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
So I will be honest and say I love crime books and books with a lot of action but this one was just not for me.. This is were I will give a warning that parts of this book may be hard for some to read.
This book was just so confusing trying to keep up with everything that happened and the shifting POV's. Now there is a line with what I am comfortable reading and what is not comfortable for me to read at all. There were a few parts in this book that were uncomfortable for me to read.
I really did
Lynnette Hartwig
4.5 Stars

I was given this book by Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.

First I want to say that there can be triggers here for rape, abuse, murder and sex trafficking.

What do I say?? It took me a while to read this book because I had to keep taking breaks just to deal with all the abuse and rape. This is my first book by Kate Lowell and I loved it. Ms. Lowell writes in a way that just draws you into the story. There were many characters and it was sometime hard to keep up with th
Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted my copy of this book.

Leo is so deep undercover, he doesn't know how he is gonna get out of it. He needs a miracle, to get him, and the kids, out of the terrible place they find themselves. He just never expected that miracle to be called Julian. Julian is an analyst for the FBI, but gets recruited to an undercover job at the tender age of 20. He never thought he would end up bound, and beaten but the kids involved had been subject to far, fa
Christi Snow
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My Review:

This was a book I'd bought on my own and hadn't really planned to review it because the content of the story is really very dark. This is NOT a light, happy read. But it is a very good read, and that's why I decided to go ahead and review it.

While the beginning of the story takes a while to really get going, once it did, I could not put the book down...staying up until after 2:00 AM to finish reading it. I was completely taken with Leo and Julian's drama and how in the world they were
Avid Reader
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Flesh Market (Bodies and Souls #1) by Kate Lowell
4 stars
M/M Mystery, thriller
Triggers: Sex Trafficking, Black market bodies, murder, rape, abuse
I was given this book for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.

This was an action packed story. It had a lot of components that were all moving at once, but somehow didn't seem too cluttered of a story. I really enjoyed the fact that the reader had a connection to Ethan. It was a little bit like Schindler's list - looking for someone, just like everyo
Jun 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

I was instantly pulled in the world of the book, unfortunately it’s not an easy world to be in. This is a rather dark tale about prostitution, rape, human trafficking and more.

FBI Agent Leo Gale is deep undercover working on busting a human trafficking ring that targets young men and women. He’s a bit on the edge, living for so long in the darkness it’s beginning to consume him. He wants to be done with the case but doesn’t want to give up and let the bad guys in. His chance at success
Molly Lolly
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Original review on Molly Lolly
Four and a half stars!
I love this story. I loved Julian and Leo. They go through so much while they’re undercover. They make some tough decisions and my heart hurts for Julian and what happened to him. I so didn’t think they were going to make it through at times. Right at the end of the operation I thought Julian was done for sure!
It was hard to read some of the details and things that happened in the trafficking ring. But the details are well laid out and clearly
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Like most others here, I really feel I have to explain myself with this review. This is a very difficult book. Obviously the topic is a tough one as it is, and Lowell has captured it in a startlingly vivid fashion. I often felt physically sick with some of what I read.....but it is likely the truth of the disgust that is the sex trade. Human trafficking is repulsive, so has book placed in it has plenty of repulsive scenes, let me tell you.

Now this book is well written, but I did question how rea
Nov 04, 2015 rated it liked it
~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Inked Rainbow Reads Review Team~
3 stars for this M/M
This book started off really slow for me, so slow I almost gave up. The story is about a special agent deep undercover involving prostitution, organ harvesting, human sales, traffic teens, etc. The FBI sends in help by the way of a civilian who fits the profile of some of the targets. There are a few graphic scenes but nothing too bad. The story seemed to go too slow for me. While the
QUEERcentric Books
Apr 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Tams Kelly for QUEERcentric Books

Flesh Market, the first book of the Bodies and Souls series by Kate Lowell, finds FBI Agent Leo Gale undercover.

Being that deep undercover is never easy. Not only is Leo alone, but he’s infiltrating a huge human trafficking ring.

He needs help as the stakes get even deadlier. The Agency hires Julian Fitzroy to act the role of a teen abductee.

There is a mutual attraction between them from the very first glance. Will that help their cause, or will it get
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, intrigue, romance
I believe you need an open mind and a strong stomach to read this book. That said I can't wait to read the next two books if they continue the story of Leo and Julian. One thing I really admired about this book is that the relationship is followed over a number of years instead of squashed into weeks. The crime aspect was cleverly portrayed and I found it believable but that might be because I rarely read crime stories. If this is an example of one, full of action and scary as hell, then I might ...more
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dark, disturbing and completely unforgettable. There is a tentative HFN for the 2 main characters but that's a tiny part of this mainly plot driven story. There is violence, torture, murder and happenings that make you almost want to throw up but this book is a worthwhile read. I keep telling myself it couldn't really be as bad as this story seems but I have a horrible feeling that's just me being optimistic. Note to self: when I reread this, have a piece of happy fluff to immediately follow up ...more
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
my first book by this author and i thoroughly enjoyed was entertaining and kept me glued to the end!!
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Kate Lowell lives on the east coast of Canada, in an old farm house that has way more personality than it has any right to. During the winter, she spends her time dreading snow, cursing at snow, shoveling snow, and scheming ways to shove it down the kids' necks. During the summer, she prays not to have snow. :)

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