Title: Dancing With Demons
Series: Toowoomba Boys, #3
Author: N.J. Nielsen
Genre: Contemporary/ Suspense
Length: Novella (101 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (August 7th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: When opposites attract the result can be life changing.
Graham Davenport is trying to better his life. His whole world crashes the day he’s told Damon’s missing and he’s the main suspect—could life get any worse?
Damon Malone was kidnapped, he has no clue why, and his captor isn’t talking. Beaten and bruised he waits to be rescued—fearing he might die.
Working together with detectives, Graham realizes there’s more to the story than a simple kidnapping. Will they find the answers in time or will everything be too late? Graham changes his whole life to help Damon fight his demons—in the process will he conquer his own?
Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=NJN_DWDS
Review: Graham Davenport is a sexy sarcastic alcoholic that is mean to everyone. When Damon Malone tells him the night of Hunter and Clay’s wedding that he needs to sober up he decides to do just that. Three days after the wedding and going cold turkey he is accused by his brother for Damon’s kidnapping.
Upset that Damon is missing he does everything in his power to assist the police in finding Damon before it too late. Graham eventually tells his brother what caused him to change is nine years ago he told their father he was gay and wanted to go on a date with Damon. His father’s reaction was swift and cruel. He cut Graham out of everything and gave Arthur everything after lying to him about many things. Graham couldn’t leave as he was threatened that if he did his father would throw Arthur out. So he stays and tries in a vain attempt to forget Damon in making him hate him. It doesn’t work.
After sweet and shy Damon is kidnapped, tied up, blindfolded, and beaten by an unknown assailant he believes he’s going to die. He continuously thinks of Graham who he had a crush on. The kidnapper keeps telling Damon that he was trying to take someone from him, finally, after three days of torture, takes him somewhere, uses Damon’s phone to call Graham to let them know where he is after burying him alive.
This was a very intense, emotional, action packed wonderfully written book. The details of what Damon went through were horrifying in their intensity. Loved the fact that Graham changed and stayed right by Damon’s side as he was recuperating from his ordeal and finally confided in Damon as to the reason why he acted the way he did for so many years. A lot of gentle touches and kisses going on as well as hot sex scene between Graham and Damon after they both admit their feelings for one another.
After suffering through so much separately and together, I’m glad they finally got together in the end. Fantastic read.