Genre: Gay Romance, action adventure
Publisher: All Romance eBooks
Date of Publication: July 1, 2016
Word Count: 20000
Cover Artist: Erin Dameron Hill
Trey’s waited long enough to take what he needs.
Trey Jamison leads an elite mercenary team that specializes in snatch and grabs. Things have been going well – well enough that he’s letting himself notice Kai Tanaka, fellow Texan and team long-range sniper.
Kai hasn’t made any secret of his attraction to Trey. But the boss is the boss, and it isn’t until the team gets compromised and Kai is captured during a job that Trey lets himself admit the feelings he has for his captured teammate.
Review 4 Stars:
Trey Jamison and his elite team of ex-special ops are good at what they do - rescuing kidnap victims, getting in and out the quickest way possible and with the least amount of casualties. They've worked together for years, know each other's method and know that everyone will always have their back. They are colleagues as well as boss and employees, but sometimes Trey wishes that he and Kai could be more. But mindful of the team dynamic, he doesn't make a move, even though he very much wants to.
Kai has been in love with Trey for as long as he can remember, and although he sometimes wishes for more, he doesn't want to rock the boat and mess with the team either. So he might joke and flirt, but he doesn't think his feelings would ever be reciprocrated.
Their most recent job should have been a simple in and out, a teenage girl snatched by a drug baron boyfriend. It goes according to plan, but then they hear of another hostage situation - two reporters taken a few days ago. Since they were in the area anyway, they decide to take on the extra job. Only things there don't quite as planned.
Someone is gunning for Trey and his team and they start with snatching Kai...
This book was thrilling, keeping you on the edge of your seat as things unfold. The banter between them all is fun and snarky, but you know that deep down all these characters care about each other and would die for them.
We get into the heads of Trey and Kai the most, as the story is told alternately from their points of view. They are both well-drawn, with their own quirks and foibles and the attraction between them sizzles off the page. These are tough, hard men, and the sex they have isn't flowery in the least, which suits their characters. The earthy, down-to-earth language of the love scenes fit much better than purple prose would have. They are hot together and leave you breathless.
The romance and the plot seemed to be evenly paced. Dialogue might seem a bit rough for some, but I woudn't expect them to talk like they were having tea and cake, so it suited here. The ending seemed a little too abrupt, but other than that it was a great read.
About the Author:
B.A. Tortuga Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy's Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she's not doing that, she's writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting, and surfing Pinterest in the name of research. BA's personal saviors include her wife, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.
Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has heard the call of the high desert and lives in the Sandias. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.
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