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Monday, June 27, 2011

Bad Company by K.A. Mitchell

Bad Company by K.A. Mitchell
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (154 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Some things are sweeter than revenge.

“I need a boyfriend.”

Hearing those words from the mouth of his very straight ex-friend is enough to make columnist and editor Nate Gray choke on his Corona. It’s been thirteen years since Kellan Brooks’s father crushed Nate’s family on his climb to wealth and power. Even longer since he entrusted Kellan with the confession that he might be gay—only to have his best friend out and humiliate him to their entire high school. The last thing Nate expects is Kellan begging for his help.

Breaking off his engagement to a senator’s daughter was the last straw for Kellan’s CEO father. Frustrated at being cut off, his father’s stinging words—that he wishes Kellan had never been born—still ringing in his ears, Kellan turns to Nate. In a move worthy of a corporate raider, Kellan plans the ultimate revenge. Come out as the boyfriend of the man his homophobic father betrayed.

Convincing Nate to play along isn’t easy. It’s even harder to figure out why the lie feels so close to the truth.

Some books are meant to be read over and over again. To be cherished like old friends. Dog-eared and loved. This is one of those books.

I know when I open a book by K.A. Mitchell, I'm going to be transported, not to a far off place filled with magical creatures and lore, but to what feels like my life. And I wouldn't have it any other way. Ms. Mitchell drew me in with vivid details, spicy scenes, and characters that stole my heart. I get to step into a world much like my own with people I can relate to.

Kellan and Nate aren't perfect, I have to state that up front. The guys have some serious issues, but it's in the details and how these two men deal with things that I couldn't tear myself away from. The opening of the book is...a little tense and a little far-fetched, but don't let that stop you from reading. It's because the scenario between Kellan and Nate seems a bit off that it's actually more believable. People come up with wacky ideas in the heat of the moment and Ms. Mitchell captures the feelings perfectly.

The struggle between Kellan and Nate is epic and realistic. I so wanted these two to get together and have their HEA right now. I mean, right now. Forget the drama and the craziness, but then again, there wouldn't be a book or realism if there wasn't some craziness. I laughed, I cried, I didn't want to let go of either man.

Yeah, I liked it that much.

If you want a book filled with heat, heart, and drama, you need to read Bad Company, but prepare for the song to get stuck in your head. It's a minor price to pay for a great story.

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