Title: Copping an Attitude
Series: Sin City Uniforms, #2
Author: Morticia Knight
Length: Novel (144 pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound (January 9th 2015) Available for early download
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Vegas is filled with human cast-offs, yet officer Parker McLean sees something special in hustler Slade Wolfgang. Unfortunately, so does Slade’s pimp who wants to sell him overseas in the sex trade.
Hustler Slade Wolfgang has little choice over his fate. At the age of twenty, he’s had to survive any way he can since being thrown out of his home for being gay. As soon as he hit Vegas, Slade was lured into the hopeless world of prostitution where he’s become a virtual prisoner to his pimp, the ruthless Julio Estevez. His evil keeper has even threatened to sell Slade overseas as a sex slave.
It’s another typical night on the Strip when Parker comes across Slade. His heart breaks every time he sees someone so young being exploited. Something in Slade’s eyes tells Parker the young man might be in real trouble though—especially after the recent spate of sex worker killings from a rival prostitution ring.
The two men’s lives become intertwined when Slade is almost beaten to death. The danger grows, but so does the relationship between Parker and Slade. Parker helps Slade to heal from the horrific attack and their bond deepens. But the human traffickers are still out there – and they’re still looking for Slade.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence and a brief scene of sexual abuse.
Product Link: https://www.totallybound.com/copping-an-attitude
Review: Slade Wolfgang succumbs to the lure of the big city lights of Vegas after being thrown out by his family when he comes out to them. He didn’t realize the struggle it would be to make it on the strip, and now he is under the thumb of a ruthless pimp that whores him out to the highest bidder. Slade wants out, he wants his life back, but Julio has other plans for his hot, young hustler.
Parker McLean is drawn to the fear that permeates off Slade when he attempts to arrest him. All he can think about from that moment on is saving and protecting the gorgeous young man from whatever it is that has instilled that fear in him. When Slade is shot and then attacked in his hospital room by his psychotic pimp, Parker moves him into his home, and into his bed. All the time Slade spent on the streets and under the thumb of Julio has made him hard and untrusting and when he misinterprets something he sees at Parker’s apartment, he runs, right into the clutches of Julio.
Julio plans to sell Slade to a human trafficking ring, but one Vegas city Cop has different plans in mind for the scared shitless former hustler, that just wants to be loved. Will Parker find Slade before he’s sold and shipped off to parts unknown? Or will their romance fade like Slade’s hopes and dreams when he came to the city of lights?
Knight is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the M/M genre, that at times can be tedious and repetitive. She continually brings fresh and gritty storylines and characters to her books. Sin City uniforms promises to be a gripping series full of sexy cops, firemen, hustlers and pimps with the backdrop of the beautifully deceptive city of lights we call Vegas. The scenes on the strip are so well written and described that I can literally visual myself being there with Parker and Slade. Then there is the character development and emotions that jump right off the pages and really endear the reader to the characters.
If you are a fan of sexy men in uniforms, drama, suspense, insta-love and some pretty smexy romance then this is a must read series for you. This is the second book in the Sin City uniforms series, but if you won’t be lost if you haven’t read the first book. I do suggest reading it though as it’s the story of the emotional beat cop and his brooding, sexy fireman.
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