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Lawful Attraction

(Crush #9)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  63 ratings  ·  23 reviews
An MM romance about life, love, family and beating the odds, especially when it involves a police officer and a dancer.

There’s a fine line between protecting and stalking...

Logan has unwavering loyalty to the law, and when he finds Bastien in a precarious situation, his protective instincts flare up to an all time high. His need to help overshadows everything else, includi
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Published June 3rd 2021
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True Loveislovereview
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021, lgbtq
I must say the summary of characters at the start of the book was a bit discouraging, that was not the intention of course, but for me, a lot of characters in a book, just as in real life, can be too much. (I didn’t need to worry I could handle it :)

Bastien is a survivor, thrown out on the streets at fourteen, no money for education, he’s an autodidact, with a lot of qualities. He’s a makeup artist for photo shoots, a stripper at a club and he designs jewelry. He needs every penny to pay rent.
May 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! Logan and Bastien are good for each other. It’s a great story, even apart from the hot sweaty parts. Great plot, a few mysteries, and a wonderfully warm and welcoming big family.
Bastien is so strong. He’d been on his own since he was a young teen. He found two jobs that helped him be entirely himself. His plans for the future included a yet another way to express himself. Not bad, kid.
Logan is driven, to his own detriment. He works too many long hours and is haunted by events beyond
Patricia Nelson
Jun 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fantastic, grab-you-by-the-feels, poignant, emotionally charged, sweet, gripping, fast paced, amazing, beautiful, steamy, and totally awesome story. It had me hooked from beginning to end, and I would DEFINITELY recommend getting this marvelous gem for yourself.
Brianne McCallum
Jun 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Jun 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

“Lawful Attraction” by Elouise East follows Detective Logan Taylor as he deals with the conundrum of the attractive exotic dancer known as Black while investigating frustrating and fatal stalking cases. Each man has a painful past that threatens to derail their budding relationship, but their incandescent attraction is hard to deny.

This adult gay contemporary romance is part of the ‘Crush’ series but can be read as a stand-alone story. There is a formidable list of characters at the b
Faye K
Jun 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
4 stars A great start and a hot one as Logan spies on Bastien aka Black in an alleyway with a hookup. A mystery to solve of a murder and both Logan and Bastien can't seem to forget about the brief meeting. A bad situation for Bastien and he needs the police which leads back to Logan, although Bas didn't know that..yet. Both characters made me feel for what they’d been through and especially Logan, but thanks to his family they got through it.
A fantastic story for these two told with both povs.
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Another hard-hitting emotional winner from Elouise East’s Crush series! The author has a way of writing characters that feel so genuinely real. They have you crying tears and your heart aching for everything they’ve been through. But when they finally find someone to lean on and help them through everything, it’s just that much more heartwarming. Logan and Bastien are no exception to this. Their relationship unfolds beautifully and I felt every little thing on the journey to their HEA. It especi ...more
May 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love this author’s way of writing romance. It’s so true to life that you feel your touching base with people you know. Logan has such strong feelings about being a detective and what he should be able to do. The weight of the world is on his shoulders. When he meets Bastien he is thrown for a loop. Now not only does he have strong feelings for him but another responsibility is on his shoulders. Bastien on the other hand is so used to being alone. He is overwhelmed by just trying to exist. He i ...more
Jun 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing

With brilliant writing from Elouise East, Lawful Attraction was a very good book. The only thing I could have done without is the Life of Characters index at the beginning of the book. This book was a bit emotional and sweet, overall. I really enjoyed it.

When Logan finds Bastien in a very peculiar situation, he wants to protect him very badly. Only Bastien doesn't want saving, he has been on his own for so long. Their relationship eventually blossoms into something beautiful. 

I enjoyed how
Mami Bear
Jun 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Ida Umphers
Jun 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved the combination of Logan - police officer, protective, wants the family and the white picket fence and Bastien - used to having to fend for himself, artistic, insistent on independence. Each character has to learn to give a bit and accept things the other has to offer. Logan has to accept that he can't protect Bastien from everything the world throws at him and that he has to allow Bastien to make decisions as adult. Bastien on the other hand, has to learn how to allow someone to take ca ...more
Jun 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Lawful Attraction by Elouise East drew me in from the first page ,with a writing style that made everything feel real as though the reader was involved.

Logan , a detective who is extremely good at his job ,he has a beautiful caring soul.
Bastien a stripper , he has so many wonderful qualities that he is adorable.

A brief meeting between them brings on so much more .

Bastions safety is number one on Logan’s priorities.

This is a beautiful romantic read added with such wonderful characters.
Logan’s fam
Fernanda Parente
Jun 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved the two main characters, especially Bastien, whose life hasn't been easy since he was kicked out of the house for being gay. A makeup artist/ jewelry artist/stripper with an attitude and a cop with a big heart and because of that he's haunted by events beyond his control
This book is a wonderful story about healing, family, love, and happiness. There is a nice flow between the plot and the romance. Bastien and Logan are perfect together

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Siobhan Flynn
Jun 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Logan was dealing with the aftermath of his brother's kidnapping and it is turning him inside out a bit and then he meets Bastian and sparks fly. I loved this pairing and how cautious Bastian was while still being hella flirty and catty. Logan loves to nurture and protect but goes overboard with Bastian and things look grim. Love the Walker family and its capacity to love and bring strays into the fold. A bit of a mystery to solve and I was adamant about the culprit but got it wrong. Intense but ...more
Rebecca J 💜💚
Feb 17, 2022 rated it really liked it
I loved it

This book makes me happy and sad. I loved the story and the characters. Bastien and Logan are a dream couple and compliment each other so well.
I have a bit of a thing for police men *fans self* so I loved this book a bit more than the others in the series.
Speaking of the series. That’s why I’m sad. This is the 9th and final book and I’m going to miss all of these characters so much.
Kathy Banks
May 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this whole series. This is such a good read. I loved Bastien/Black. Logan seems to be a strong character, until deeper in the book, you realize he is so tender and loving, also a little bit damaged. He's so sweet and Black is so hot. Together the heat sizzles. I can't wait to see what Eloiuse brings to her next book. ...more
Sarah Mitcham
Jun 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
His To Serve And Protect.

MM hurt comfort romance, easy to read and a page-turner story with plenty of twists to unravel. Action throughout the story and lots of heat. Logan's still reeling from his brothers kidnapping and the feeling that he failed to protect him so when he meets Bastion he feels an overwhelming need to protect him. Great story with a HEA.
Janet Hunt
Jun 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was fantastic!! The characters were flawed and realistic in some ways. Logan and Bastien were goof for each other!! The story had a fantastic plot, and a few great mysteries! But most of all I loved the big, beautiful family!! They were so welcoming!!! Loved the story, it was really well written, highly recommend! I’m voluntarily reviewing from an advanced copy that I received.
Jun 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Perfectly imperfect characters and a very well crafted plotline. What more can one want?
I love this series and while it's sad to see it go, this addition to it is a very good one!
Jamie Lee Zonneveld
Jun 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Lawful Attraction is the ninth book in the Crush series by Elouise East. This book is about Logan and Bastien. I really liked their story. Their story was sweet, sexy and very well written.
Kassandra  Knight
Jun 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Another superb addition to the series.

Highly recommend.

I received a free copy of this book from the author and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Denise Roberts
May 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Elouise East writes sweet and steamy connections in gay romance. She also touches on taboo stories under the name Elouise R East.

Books that tell the stories where friendship and family are the focal point - be it blood family or chosen - are very important to her. That’s why she includes a variety of personalities, talents, ages, situations and abilities as she believes a story or character needs.

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Crush (9 books)
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