Author: Kade Boehme
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel (204 pages)
Publisher: Kade Boehme (December 10th 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate to Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Logan Marshall moves to New York to be a social worker where he feels he’s needed most. Logan’s always had it good. His Daddy is a preacher, sure, but he preaches a laid back, tolerant congregation who accepted Logan’s sexuality gracefully. He’s from a ranch in nowhere, Texas, which makes him a hot ticket in the clubs with his tight, work strengthened body and his cute accent. He’s out of his element in New York, not looking for Mr. Right Now but Mr. Right.
Gianni Rodriguez grew up in Brooklyn. Nothing could be further from the way he was raised than innocent, good-hearted Logan was. Gianni is fascinated that people like Logan even exist. And parents that not only are God-fearing, but also accepting?
As second in command of Los Cuervos, his brother’s not-so-merry band of drug runners and pimps, Gianni’s life would be in serious jeopardy if anyone ever knew the truth. That’s why his growing attachment for Logan is a bad thing.
When Logan’s work collides violently with Gianni’s life, Gianni has to decide if the man is worth risking everything, even his family– the man who may not even want him once he realizes what a monster the man he’s been sleeping with really is. Could Logan be Gianni’s reason to go straight? Or will they both go straight to an unmarked grave?
Review: Logan Marshall is a good ole boy from Texas, transplanted in New York for his job as a social worker. All his charm mixed with his down to earth attitude and that sexy southern drawl definitely draws in the guys. But Logan is looking for more than just a one-night stand. When he meets Gianni Rodriguez one night at a party, they don’t exactly get off on the right foot. But Gianni is relentless when he sees something he wants.
Gianni Rodriguez is not exactly boyfriend material. His brother is the head of the infamous Los Cuervos gang, drug runners, thugs, and killers. Gianni is his muscle and has to do things sometimes that he admittedly doesn’t want to do. Getting into a committed relationship is the last thing he wants, not only would he have to tell that person who he really is, but he’d put them in danger from his brother as well. But Gianni can’t help himself when it comes to Logan.
A year later and as much as, these two keep telling themselves it’s just ‘friends with benefits’ it’s really not. Gianni still holds much of his life secret though, and it’s starting to weigh on his conscience. After a heated argument they sort of break up. And when Logan’s job interferes with a member of the gang and Gianni’s brother orders a hit on the sexy social worker, Logan is thrown head first into the world Gianni has tried so hard to keep him out of this past year.
Boehme has become a force to be reckoned with in the M/M genre, and he is only getting better. Richly written characters with personality that jumps off the pages and a storyline that will have you emotionally invested. Logan and Gianni are like night and day they are so different. Opposites attract and all that, but they balance each other out as well. Even the secondary characters have depth and meaning within the story. Wendy, Gianni’s outspoken cousin, was my favorite.
This book will throw you a few curve balls and the twist at the ending floored me. I warn you though, I devoured this book in one setting, I could not put it down it was so good. The flow of the writing and the story was steady with all the OMG moments placed perfectly. This one is a must read in my opinion. Hot men, steamy sex, gangster lean and lots of action.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through MM Good Book Reviews*