Series: Orgasmic Texas Dawn 09
Author: A.J. Llewellyn & D.J. Manly
Genre: Contemporary, Crime
Length: Novel (228pgs)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (10th August 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3½ – 4 Hearts
Blurb: Marco Dellburn is anxious to change his life and become a US Marshal. He’s found a family with his favorite law enforcement officers. There are those in his past, however, who will do anything to stop him–and destroy him–completely.
Marco Dellburn’s past as an abused teen has provided him with the toughness needed to be a US Marshal. Supported and encouraged by his idol, Jubilee Mason, Marco takes his advice and enrolls in all the grueling courses the Marshals have to offer. He even attends intense FBI workshops and upon graduation, finds he really does have a family in Jubilee and his husband, Kieran Fox, Nicholas Fournier and his lover Sean Mercado and especially Trace Thatcher, his surrogate dad and landlord.
Living in Trace and Pauline’s home, Marco finds the protection and acceptance he never had at the hands of his brutal father, Kenny Dellburn, the leader of the vicious motorcycle gang Born Evil. Trace, who shot Kenny in defense of Marco, is now a marked man wanted by Born Evil. There’s another big problem too. Marco is deeply in love with the gang’s new leader, Sam Channing… the man he can never be with and can never, ever stop loving. There’s a heavy price to pay for this passion. There’s turmoil. And death.
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Review: This story is part of a series and must be read in order. Marco has come far and proved himself tough enough to be an US Marshal, but he isn’t out in the field yet so on advice from Jubilee he enrolls in extra Marshal and FBI courses. Marco discovers on his return that he really does have a family in Jubilee, Kieran, Nicholas, Sean, and Trace. But, Marco discovers that his old family haven’t forgotten about him, and when he goes undercover for the first time he knows he never forgot about one person from his past. Sam is now the leader of the biker gang Born Evil and because of the actions of the former leaders he is embroiled in deals he wants no part of. Sam is trying to pull his gang back from the brink but with his stepfather Carter Dellburn bent on revenge, being pushed in directions he doesn’t want to go and the US Marshals sniffing around Sam finds himself making deals he might just regret.
Ah, Marco, caught in a trap of secret longings and forbidden love, drawn to a man who is on the opposite side of the law. This story is about three years after Spring Leaves with Marco joining the ranks of the US Marshals and going on his first field assignment. With Marco’s first assignment he comes into direct contact with his first love Sam, he is terrified his cover will be blown but Sam holds back for some reason. Sam never forgot Marco but his life is set, he is the leader of a feared biker gang and he has no way out no matter how much he might long for it. Sam and Macro might be on opposite sides, but neither wants the other hurt. Their feelings for each other still burn bright and passion flares but the fall out may be too much for either to handle.
This is a great addition to this series, we remember Marco being a horn-dog, but he is more mature and grown up now. He discovers that the family he has chosen will do anything for him and the family he left wants revenge. The conflict he finds himself in due to his continued attraction to Sam is one that could cost him everything if it is discovered but he never really seems to acknowledge it, Sam is different he does think about the ramifications but can’t say no. The danger and turmoil that follows them is exciting and new links are revealed in the ongoing war between the US Marshals and the Howard family. We see many of the characters from previous books, we discover that Sam is so much more than a mindless biker and Trace and Marco have targets on their backs.
I recommend this to those who love action, danger, a dangerous relationship, hot secret sex, new twists and the feeling that things are just beginning to heat up.