Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
“This is not the night you die.”
After years of working for a loan shark, Robert is done with blood and violence. All he has to show for it is a bag of money and a lifetime of regrets. There’s no other way out of his line of work than in a body bag.
So Robert decides to die.
But on the night he chooses to seal his own fate, destiny offers him a chance at redemption. When Robert saves a handsome young escort from a terrible death, he has no idea he is setting in motion much more than one last attempt at proving that inside the hardened shell, he is a decent human being.
Charming, quick-witted, and full of smiles, Nathan is all Robert could dream of. He’s also ready to fall into the arms of his gruff protector. Robert, on the other hand, has never been with a man and will first need to fight his own demons if he is to accept that his whole being wants to make Nathan his.
With his former boss hunting them both, time is ticking, and Robert might just not get the chance to decide before it’s too late. More importantly though, Robert will stop at nothing to protect the man who’s made him feel alive again, the man who is the only thing between him and the abyss.
“I never had to think much about death before, but I did yesterday. I thought I would die. In a hole. Covered with dirt. Suffocate underground.
But then you saved me.”
This book was a wild ride from the very first page till the end. I love that I never know what I’m going to get with these authors but I always know that it’s going to be unique and outside the box. I was really looking forward to this one and it did not disappoint.
Both Robert and Nathan are a bit lax when it comes to morals (especially Robert) but that didn’t effect my enjoyment of the story or them as main characters. Robert was a bit difficult to like at the beginning and he doesn’t treat Nathan well overall. He was harsh and mean at times. He has the glimpses of sweetness though that keep both the reader and Nathan interested in more. It was worth the initial struggle because when Robert finally opens up and falls, he falls hard. I liked Nathan from the start. He was spunky and funny and he rolled with both the metaphorical and literal punches. These two had great chemistry and the sex scenes were scorching hot.
Since the two men are part of the criminal world parts of the story are pretty gritty. There’s some death and some destruction along the way but I was rooting for them the entire way. I didn’t think it was very dark but I can’t always be trusted with that because my tolerance is pretty high. If you are on the more sensitive side you should note the tags for the book.
I really liked this and thought it was well done. I enjoyed both the overall plot and the romance. I thought the entire thing was wildly entertaining and I had a hard time putting it down once I had started it.
Cover Design: Natasha Snow: I think the cover is perfect for the book. It has the same dark, gritty vibe the books does. I like it a lot.
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published October 10th 2017 by Acerbi & Villani ltd
CharactersRobert Zidane (We Met In Death), Nathan Edwards (We Met In Death)