Author: D.J. Manly
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Length: Extended Novella (139 pg)
Publisher: Amber Quill Press/Amber Allure (05/20/2012)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Dorian Ruiz will do just about anything to score another major drug bust. The classic bad boy turned cop, Dorian lives hard and plays hard, happily straddling the dangers of life as an undercover narcotics officer.
But when he is chosen to infiltrate the world of a big-time drug dealer, Dorian is totally unprepared for the powerful attraction he feels toward the old man’s grandson, Mark Honeywell. And to make matters worse, the flirtatious university student fancies himself a bit of a bad boy as well, and tempts Dorian at every opportunity.
Will Dorian be able to gather enough evidence to make his bust, or will his growing obsession with Mark put them both in serious danger?
Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/AmberAllure/Busted.html
Review: Busted is a very romantic story. The kind where the “bad boy” finds love when least expected and finds meaning in his life that he never thought he needed.
Dorian is a very bad boy. His life is all about his job. He’s a detective working undercover and sex is one of the perks. Meaningless sex with guys that don’t know his name and that won’t stay long around for romantic dinners and flowers and love oaths. No, Dorian doesn’t do relationships. He’s only love is adrenaline and he lives his life as if there’s no tomorrow. His job helps a lot. When he gets assigned to go undercover as a bodyguard for the grandson of the most slippery mobster of New York he tries to avoid it. He dislikes kids and they dislike him. Little did he know that “the grandson”, Mark, is no kid, but a young man of 20 years old and very, very tempting. But, as they say, one cannot escape Fate!!
Mark is young, attractive and obsessed with sex. Of course, he is. He’s 20 years old and the only grandson of a very rich man. His only problem is that his grandfather is also obsessed with his safety and every time he comes home he’s forced to have a bodyguard with him at all times. But no more, this year Mark intends to have fun and is not going to take up with that anymore. After all he strongly believes that he’s in no real danger. But, when Dorian shows up to his dorm room… Voila! Revelation! Mark’s instantly struck by Dorian’s hotness and even though they don’t hit it off at all, he can’t stop thinking about him. This could be the man who could end his career as a “bad boy” once and for all…
The plot is great, fast, intense and very romantic. Sex between the pair is very hot and sensual, with Dorian’s jealousy spicing it and making it even more real. The supporting characters are quite interesting as well, providing a very nice and somehow funny background for Mark’s and Dorian’s tale. I didn’t like the police/mob scenes though. Many details were so unrealistic and spoiled it for me. Going into details about that would spoil the story, but if you’re a fan of crime/mystery you will want to keep this in mind and not raise your expectations. All in all a very nice reading and a great love story and if you like to see bad boys in action this is the book for you. Enjoy!