Author: Hurri Cosmo
Genre: Contemporary, D/s
Length: Novel (229pgs)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (8th September 2012)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Falling in love with one of the most powerful men in the city while trying to appease the man assigned to collect his brother’s debts should be a nightmare, but it’s just Asher’s life.
Asher has a few issues. His older brother amassed a huge gambling debt that landed him in the hospital, his immediate boss at the club where he works is out for revenge, and the owner of the club, wealthy Max Tyler, is after his ass. Literally. Asher is also attracted to Tyler, but the same people who put his brother in the hospital also want Tyler dead. Not only that but they’re blackmailing Asher into helping with their plot. Do as they say or his brother will die. But Tyler is not so easily defeated, by thugs or a reluctant Asher.
Lust at first sight, Tyler always gets what he wants, and he wants Asher even if it kills him.
CONTENT ADVISORY: This title contains scenes of dubious consent and scenes of rape or near rape.
Review: Things begin to fall apart for Asher when his brother is put in the hospital…again. Finding out how much his brother’s gambling debts are nearly knock him off his feet. His immediate boss, at his new job, is out to get him and he has a heavy case of lust at first sight for the gorgeous blue-eyed stranger, who he later discovers is Max Tyler, owner of the club he works. Asher is dragged into a plot to get rid of Tyler, but what will Asher do when his brother’s life is in danger and so is that of Tyler? Just who is the most important person to Asher and how can he get out of the mess he has fallen into?
This is a well written story that has a lot of action and danger to keep you on your toes. Asher gets dragged into something he has no clue about when his brother runs up gambling debts that he just can’t pay. When Asher meets Tyler, he is swept off his feet, but later finds out that Tyler is the target and that his brother’s life is in danger. Asher has no clue where to turn and to make it worse; Neil (his immediate boss) is making his life miserable and has very evil intentions. Tyler spotted the sexy Asher on Asher’s first night at work and he wants him, and what Tyler wants he gets. But, a lot of things seem to be leading to Asher, Tyler needs to learn the truth, but that doesn’t mean he can stay away from the sexy Asher.
You know, I enjoyed this storyline and the various characters made it interesting. Although, I am still not sure about Asher, half the time he seemed like he had a backbone and a spine of steel, but then he’d get around Tyler and act like he didn’t have a brain anymore and would turn to mush. Tyler was a real alpha male. People would fall over themselves to give him what he wants and his enemies want him dead. Tyler is a very powerful character and he works really well in this book. He and Asher are great together, but I still have a hard time understanding Asher’s reaction to him, it just seemed overboard.
The action is quite fast paced and Asher does manage to attract danger, there is a near rape scene and also a dubious consent scene (which was really hot) and Asher really needs to get his mind and body in sync. Neil is the perfect ex who has gone off his rocker and carries it out brilliantly. He really was nuts. I really wanted Asher to confront his brother over the trouble he landed them in, but it didn’t happen.
I will recommend this to those who love strong alpha males, a submissive who tries to fight what he really wants, danger, action, hot sex, and a happy ending for these two men.