AUTHOR’S BLURB: Jonah Burke is excited when he meets up with an old classmate of his, Davie Harrison, at the police station where he works. He’s much less delighted when he realizes said classmate is dating an infamously violent criminal that is always in and out of jail. While trying to help protect Davie, Jonah also has to contend with a family who has refused to speak to him since he came out, an ex-girlfriend-turned-bestie, and a partner who doesn’t understand why Jonah could ever want to date someone other than him. Along the way, Jonah starts to realize that maybe being the perpetual hero isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
This book contains sexually explicit content not suited for those under the age of 18. The book is approximately 50,000 words, has a happy but realistic ending and does not end in a cliffhanger.
MY REVIEW: This story is very centered on Jonah, which is not surprising since it’s his voice as the narrator. But it is somewhat disappointing because it would have been great to get to know Davie better. As it is, he only has moments of cute and sweet that tantalize the reader without allowing you to also fall for him. This author has not written poorly yet, and the streak continues. This is still a book I can endorse gladly, just not as enthusiastically as the rest in his lineup.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.