Author: Destiny Blaine
Length: Novella (110 pages)
Publisher: Siren Publishing, Inc. (October 9th 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Imprisoned for gang-related crimes they didn’t commit, Forrest France and Lawyer Manning enter the prison system with no one to depend upon except one another. Serving ten years without the possibility of parole, the men form an alliance that quickly spins into something much deeper.
After the prison hound pursues Forrest with unfavorable intentions, Lawyer claims Forrest belongs to him. Soon, Lawyer realizes it’s only a matter of time before proof of their sexual involvement is required and he’s prepared to kick up the heat with an unforgettable hook up.
When witnesses come forward to prove their innocence, Forrest and Lawyer gain their much-needed second chance. But as they try to reconnect with their former lovers and move on with their lives, they discover leaving the past behind is virtually impossible when a life sentence is hanging over their heads—one wrought with love, affection, and more passion than either of them have ever experienced on the outside.
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Review: Forrest and Lawyer have been best friends for years. While trying to save Forrest’s younger brother from the local gang, they both get busted in a drug raid. Sentenced to ten years they are sent to a maximum-security prison. On the bus ride there, the big man in prison rapes a young man who talked back to him. During the confrontation Forrest and Lawyer draw the attention of the and Lawyer claims Forrest is his. This leads to the two of them having to prove it.
OK, the good first. The sex scenes between Forrest and Lawyer are hot. The writing is fast paced and it good. I enjoyed some of the interaction between the MCs and other characters. There were some pretty funny scenes. I liked both Forrest’s brother and Lawyer’s ex-girlfriend.
OK, for the bad. This book left me seriously stopping to think about things that happened and if that was even possible. An inmate was able to rape another on the bus with the guards not even trying to stop it. What the hell.
That same inmate later is allowed to be in a control room with CCTV and watch the cell Lawyer and Forrest are in, and get a blowjob from a prison guard at the same time. Another what the hell moment for me. There are several other things that happened that just left me shaking my damn head.
Overall, this was a decent book if only because the sex was good and I liked the MCs and SCs. But really, when I have to think too much if something was even legitimate it kind of ruins the book for me. There was just too many of those in it for be completely enjoy this friends-to-lovers story.
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