Title: A Hard Call
Series: Stonewall Investigations 01
Author: Max Walker
Length: Novel (240 Pages)
Publisher: Max Walker (March 20, 2018)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Zane Holden hasn’t had the easiest go of things. His childhood was rough and adulthood hasn’t been a walk in the park either. The only good thing in his life would be Stonewall Investigations, an investigative company he found to work primarily with the LGBTQ community. Things were ok and Zane was finally healing from a personal tragedy but the reemergence of a serial killer turns his world upside down.
Lorenzo De Luca is a cocky defense attorney dripping in Italian charm. He’s well known as one of the best lawyers in New York City, a title he worked hard to achieve. When he picks up a difficult case, he finds that he needs extra help. This leads him to Stonewall, where he meets Zane for the first time and instantly feels himself falling for the mysterious and stone-cut detective.
The two men have their own hangups to work through, but both men are having a hard time denying the connection between them, even though they’re trying.
When fate insists on pushing them together, Zane and Enzo give in and start exploring their feelings. They’ll need to balance their budding relationship with the stress of Enzo’s case, which takes them both on a twisting journey toward the truth, all while a bigger threat looms on the horizon.
Review: Zane lost his husband to a serial killer named the Unicorn. A man bent on killing young gay men. It had been rumored that he had been killed, but now with the latest murder well you can guess. Zane worked for an Investigation company that helped the LGBTQ community and those who walked in the door. They never really turned anyone down. Which explains a high priced lawyer in his office asking for his help.
Lorenzo is a sexy ass defense attorney that would drive any one insane. He comes off to many as one would think a defense attorney would. However to Zane he is a very sweet man, although at first Zane the same as others. Someone murdered two young adults but a young gay man was blamed. The killer will be a surprise to all.
I never suspected the one behind it. Now the mention of the serial killer is here and there, just a few words about him and what he is up to, so there is no real heat in that. Although with Zane loosing his husband to the creep, I can see why he is a focus, but for the story not so much. It is a very well told mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat and biting your nails. The romance is slow building and very sweet. The guys are perfect together.
Action packed, danger filled and some hot sexy times are just a few things you get in this book. Now the bad news is, it is more focused on the romance, and the mystery is to the side. I was actually wanting the opposite, a good mystery with a little romance. Other than that it is a great first book in the series and I found myself liking it. It didn’t keep my attention like it should have but came pretty damn close.
We will see how book two goes but so far I am liking the story quite a bit.