Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Insanity was in the eye of the beholder.
Harmon Little was a surveillance expert. He lived in the shadows, and he liked it there. There wasn’t a place he couldn’t get in and out of without detection. As usual with his mischievous nature, his current assignment went south, and he ran. He thought he was free and clear until he knocked someone over in a grocery store aisle.
Sanity wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
Solomon “Solo” Poe was counting calories. Working out until he fell into bed hungry and exhausted. He was plain and pudgy, plus he couldn’t remember when he’d last gone on a date. He wanted more than the occasional, lights out, one-night stand. So, he was going to lose the weight and find himself a man. At least that was the plan, then a big man with a huge smile tried to kill him in a store aisle. There was one thing he was sure of, Harmon was his.
There is something just a little bit….softer, an air of gentle humor combined with poignancy that somehow lessens the bleakness that lies just under the surface of much of this story. There is always a truck ton of darkness in a J.M. Dabney story, especially those associated with any of these interconnected series. But in Little (Trenton Security #2) by J.M. Dabney, the author gives us an element of lightness, a fun tenderness, if that makes any sense, that could be at odds with the horrendous details of Little’s backhistory, Trenton Security’s jobs, or the hardness of the men around him. But no, here is translates into a story about a man’s overwhelming need to be loved, to be touched…to be claimed by a very special man in a bowtie. What an incredible journey J.M Dabney gives us!
Solomon “Solo” Poe is having body image issues. But the solution and acceptance of who is he is about to barrel into him in a grocery aisle. Poe is such a special character here. I adored him and the relationship dynamics that developed between himself and Harmon. The acceptance flowed both ways, the acknowledgement and realization of who they are as people and then their acceptance. It was funny, heartwarming, heartbreaking in parts, and downright, moving.
If the journey is Harmon’s, then there are many people helping him to find his way. As I have mentioned before in my reviews of these series, they are very much a community of stories. The same important characters are intimately connected to one another and so it makes sense for them to appear at important moments in novel after novel. As they do here. Lily especially as she is Harmon’s “mother”. She may not be his biological one but she is in every other way and her scenes, while not long, are great in their impact. Each person showing up to shore up Harmon and give their “familial” support to the man their consider theirs.
There will be drama and suspense, because….well J.M. Dabney and Trenton Security. It’s hard not to believe that this part of the storyline won’t have reverberations down the line. I’m anxious to see if that occurs.
The resolution and the relationship, however, is everything I could ask for. Moving, fulfilling, and heartwarming. I just loved this. This may be my favorite book of this series. Harmon and Poe…I can’t wait to see more of them in the books to come.
Yes, I highly recommend this story and all the series connected to them.
Cover Art: Reese Dante. What splendid covers by Reese Dante. That is Harmon for me!
Sales Link: Amazon
Kindle Edition, 1 edition, 188 pages
Published May 8th 2018 by Hostile Whispers Press, LLC
Original Title Little
Edition Language English
Series Trenton Security #2
- Executioners – third series
Trenton Security – fourth series