Saturday, 19 October 2013
Book Review: A Witness's Submission by Jessica Frost
A Witness's Submission
by Jessica Frost
Sexy Men of Mystery (Book 3)
Erotic Paranormal Romance, M/M, vampires, light consensual BDSM, whipping, Heat Level : SCORCHING
Cover Artist: Harris Channing
Available from: Amazon | Bookstrand | Amazon UK | Amazon CA
After witnessing his father's murder, Victor Bronte runs for his life. He hides out in a pub where he meets Mark Murphy, a charming, handsome guy who's had his share of bad luck. They quickly hit it off, making Victor forget the killer's after him.
Mark Murphy's been wallowing in self-pity ever since his cheating ex broke his heart. When he meets Victor, the sexy hunk who offers him a supporting ear and a drive home, he quickly forgets his woes and becomes smitten. As their love blossoms, they promise to take things slow. Not an easy feat when the urge to tear each other's clothes off and make passionate love dominates their every thought.
But that's the least of their problems because the killer's still out there, and now he has a new target. In order to protect Mark, Victor has to give the killer what he wants. But he has to figure out what it is first. To do that he has to go back to the very place his father was murdered. Time is ticking, and so is the killer's patience and desire for blood.
There was one important part I missed when I decided to review this book: that it had vampires in it. Personally, I don't find anything to do with vampires or blood sexy but kudos to the author there, this was not a book about a sexy vampire, he was nothing but a cold-blooded murderer and not a love interest at all.
After witnessing his father's murder, Victor takes shelter in an Irish pub/diner in Chicago, falling instantly in lust with the owner's handsome brother, Mark Murphy. The sparks fly instantly between them, but they think they ought to take things slow as they try and figure out what the killer is after and keep Victor safe from him too. Their 'let's keep things slow' doesn't last very long, they can't resist each other ;)
The love scenes between them are sensual and hot, but I was jarred out of the scenes a bit when the words 'dick' and 'ass' were used. If you're American, it probably won't bother you, but in the UK the word 'dick' is normally used to refer to an idiot or an unpleasant person and so should be nowhere a love scene. Probably a cultural thing but it did mar my enjoyment somewhat.
They are both fully fleshed out characters with a connection that starts first as lust but grows into something more by the end of the book. The pace is lightning fast, you can read it all in one sitting and the writing flows very well. A little bit of the 'love at first sight' trope, but sometimes that's just what you're in the mood for.
An enjoyable read with two hot leading men, what more could you ask for?
Reviewed by Annette Gisby
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