Title: Wicked Intentions
Series: Bonds of Justice, #1
Author: Talia Carmichael
Length: Novella (80 Pages)
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (June 18th, 2012)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: An unexpected meeting leads a widower on a journey that will change his life forever and possibly give him a new love.
Evan Murray is working hard to get back to as close to normal as he can after the death of his husband. An attempt on his life shatters the hard-won peace he has achieved. Meeting Ian, one of the detectives sent to handle his case, Evan finds himself feeling something he didn’t expect to feel for any other man again-attraction. Evan doesn’t believe anyone wants to hurt him, yet with each new attempt, he realizes he might be in more danger than he expects. Although he might be in danger, he won’t let the unknown person control his life. As he gets to know more about Ian, Evan finds himself drawn to this man who is working to find the one out to kill him. Evan doesn’t want to be just another case. There is so much more he needs from Ian…things that include being more up close, personal, and wicked.
Ian Walsh finds his professional detachment shattered by his latest case. Evan’s optimism in the face of everything, and his guilelessness, makes for an interesting puzzle. His stubbornness, on the other hand, aggravates Ian. Yet he can’t help but be captivated. Keeping Evan at a distance has become a problem. The lines between case and personal are blurred, but Ian is powerless to stop what is happening. With each new attempt made on Evan, they are baffled by the randomness of it. Ian will not let anything happen to this man who has captured him with his wicked intentions.
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Review: This is the first book in this wonderful series. I can guarantee that once you pick up this book you will not be able to put it down. You will get caught up with the first paragraph and it will keep your attention all the way to the end. That is what it did for me. It is put together perfectly. I love the way it can make you cry at the pain Evan must have went through when his husband had been killed in a car accident two years ago and when he is talked about you can tell how he feels. However Evan knew when the detective that walked in the door, that he might have found away to move forward. Someone had shot at him and obviously wanted him dead, but he was not as good a shooter.
When Ian first walks into the building to see the victim, he realized that he wanted this man. He wanted this man more than anything in this world. However, he had a job to do. He had to protect Evan, whether Evan thought he needed protected of not. Now all he had to do is convince his man that he was getting protection whether he wanted it or not. I laughed my ass off at Evan’s expression every time they argue about it.
What makes it even better is the fact that Ian’s partner cannot stand Brooks who happens to be partnered professionally with Evan’s brother Gio. Now those two take protection to the ultimate high spot. Also the fact that Brooks and Hunter are always going at it. Then there is Paul who is very pushy however, he might surprise even Evan in the end. I love their attitudes and their quirky ways.
This is a perfect start to a new series. It is amazing and you will absolutely love it. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good story with a tender heartbreak, hot and sexy men, a sexy novelist, two hot and sexy detectives and two hot and quirky military men, danger and lots of excitement. I would recommend picking this one up and start reading you won’t be disappointed.