Rating: 3 stars out of 5
When Scarlett and Ronin, two very beautiful individuals, approach Julian May, he cannot believe his luck. Having albinism and being somewhat shy, he doesn’t usually get attractive people approaching him. Being gay, he falls in love with Ronin, only to find out that Ronin and Scarlett are the same person and that they made a play for him as part of a honey trap.
All hell breaks loose as an angry and betrayed Julian refuses to have anything more with Ronin/Scarlett. Meanwhile Julian needs to rescue an old lover who is stuck in a prison in Afghanistan and the only person willing or able to help him is Ronin. Despite Ronin’s jealously when he sees Julian and his former boyfriend together, he does not give up on trying to win Julian’s heart. Little does he know, he already has it.
This was an intriguing story that kept moving. MI-6 has been using Ronin as Scarlett as part of honey traps, but he lets his emotions get in the way when he is told to get to know Julian. Julian is content with his life, hiding who he really is from his family and acquaintances, but starts to see a reason for something more when he is with Ronin.
Julian is confused by his reaction to Scarlett; he has never been attracted to a woman before. He becomes a bit confused when he meets Ronin’s family and they are very similar to how Scarlett described her family. Ronin isn’t willing to let Julian go after he finds out and puts himself in danger to keep Julian safe.
Julian is so sweet and really innocent it’s hard not to love him and know how he feels. When he finally feels as if he has found what he always wanted his reality comes crashing down around him. Ronin knows the real Julian and you can feel his determination that he can break through the wall Julian puts up after he is hurt. We could clearly see how hard being Scarlett and Ronin for Julian was and how conflicted he was with his job. I love how supportive Ronin’s family is of his gender fluidity, but didn’t really like Julian’s attitude toward it; granted he had been hurt, but he doesn’t seem like he even tries to understand.
Cover art by Natasha Snow is wonderful gives great visuals of the main characters.
ebook, 220 pages
Published: October 4, 2016 by Loose Id
Edition Language: English