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Monday, June 25, 2012

Dangerous Motives by Blake Deveraux

Dangerous Motives by Blake Deveraux
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (181 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Is Prince Charming just a mythical character?

Dr. Joseph Demitri is sure certain he’s met and married his Prince Charming. Charles is both handsome and kind. His new partner has proven his love and respect for both the doctor and his young son time and time again. Their world seems to be fairy tale.

That world is shattered when a vicious murder takes place in the quiet suburb of Atlanta they call home. When Charles is implicated in the murder, the evidence begins to mount, threatening and overwhelming. Most frightening of all, Charles had both motive and opportunity.

The doctor begins to doubt his partner, wondering if their lives have been an apparition, a trick of smoke and mirrors, the product of a cunning, charming chameleon.

Can Joseph rip away the veils hiding a killer or will his love be the next victim?

The men of danger are behaving badly and it's so good to read about.

I asked for Dr Joseph and Charles' story. I wasn't disappointed. Blake Deveraux has created a cast of characters that made me laugh, cry, think and worry about them long after the last page. I waited with bated breath for this book because I had to know what would happen next. The supporting characters are just as strong as the main characters.

There are some editing foibles and a couple of odd line breaks, but on the whole they weren't distracting.

But let me get down to the meat and potatoes of this review. I fell in love with Dr Joseph when he first appeared. I loved how he helped Brandon and how he came into his own through the series. He's a complicated man, prone to over-think things and totally over the moon for Charles. Good stuff. The complication has to do with his past. I won't get into lots of details, but the portion of the book revolving around Faith stuck with me. Talk about hard to read! I knew how things would happen, and yet, I sort of hoped it wouldn't because well... I liked the characters.

There's a mystery in this book, too. I enjoyed how Mr Deveraux revealed the pieces bit by bit. There is a definite tension built into the story. I read the book in one sitting, even though I said I'd only read three chapters then go to bed. Why read it all the way through? With heat like the passion shared between Charles and Joseph, there's no sleeping! Good stuff!

If you want a book you'll think about long after the last page, then this is the book for you.

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