Guest Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Zero at the Bone
Author: Jane Seville
Series: Zero at the Bone #1
Narrated By: Alan Smith
Heroes: Jack Fancisco and “D”
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 13 hrs, 21 min, Unabridged
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Audible Release Date: April 15, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: After witnessing a mob hit, surgeon Jack Francisco is put into protective custody to keep him safe until he can testify. A hitman known only as D is blackmailed into killing Jack, but when he tracks him down, his weary conscience won’t allow him to murder an innocent man. Finding in each other an unlikely ally, Jack and D are soon on the run from shadowy enemies.
Forced to work together to survive, the two men forge a bond that ripens into unexpected passion. Jack sees the wounded soul beneath D’s cold, detached exterior, and D finds in Jack the person who can help him reclaim the man he once was. As the day of Jack’s testimony approaches, he and D find themselves not only fighting for their lives… but also fighting for their future. A future together.
This was one of the first m/m books I ever read, and WOW, what a way to start! It is an absolutely amazing story. So touching, with rich characters, exciting drama, hot sex and a lovely, lovely HEA.
Jack is a doctor who was in the wrong place at the right time. He goes into witness protection, but is found by D. D is supposed to kill Jack, but he can’t. Instead, he takes Jack “into protective custody,” and the two go on the run, hiding from the mobsters out for both of their lives.
In the mean time, the two spend hours and hours together and fall in love. It is a difficult journey. The two have hurdles to overcome: not dying, D’s self esteem, D’s job, Jack’s job… and it seems almost impossible for them, but luckily for us, there is a HEA for Jack and D, and it is over the top gooey-lovey-wonderfully-sweet.
The emotions in this book were real and sometimes gritty and messy. The love story wasn’t easy and hard decisions had to be made. The MCs had to really fight for what they wanted and it made their HEA that much sweeter.
The audio version: A quick bit on the audio version – it is awesome! It is long, but worth it. Alan Smith does a great job with D’s character and helps you really feel “part of the story”.
I highly recommend both the book and the audio book with 5 stars.
Overall Impression: It was amazing!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*