Title: Deadly Dorian
Series: Ward Security 03
Author: Jocellyn Drake and Rinda Elliott (April 13, 2018)
Genre: Contemporary, Thriller, Suspense
Length: Novel (282pgs)
Publisher: Jocellyn Drake and Rinda Elliott (April 13, 2018)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 4 1/2 Hearts
Blurb: Someone is trying to kill Marc Foster.
Attempted poisoning was bad enough, but when the would-be killer messes with the brakes on Marc’s precious Porsche, the art dealer admits he needs help. He just wasn’t expecting help to be quite so dark and sexy.
Royce Karras loves his job at Ward Security. He’s making up for a lifetime of bad decisions and a bloody past he’d rather forget. But Marc isn’t the spoiled rich boy he thought he’d be protecting. Sticking close to Marc as his “boyfriend” gives Royce insight into his toxic family, but it also reveals a brilliant, compassionate man who completely disarms Royce. Against his better judgment, Royce finds himself falling.
But can they find a way to make it work when Royce’s past threatens to tear their lives apart? Their future hinges on a lost Renaissance painting, six Bichon Frises, and a pornographic Robin Hood.
No worries, right?
Review: According to the blurb someone is trying to kill Marc. However once the cameras and bodyguard Royce are in place there is no long term investigation which shocked me. The most I read was Royce making sure the house was secure and keeping a watch out at night. He only checked the cameras once. Most of the book was centered on Royce and Marc’s relationship which started out of the blue.
There was a secondary plot as Royce comes face to face with his past and has to deal with that aspect as well. This book was not as good a read for me as the first two were. It almost seemed like it was rushed in certain places and filled in at the last minute in others. That’s not to say it was not a good addition to the series because it was.
All in all it was a good read.