Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Upside Down
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Broncos Boys #2
Heroes: Lowell Cartwright/Jeremy Hodgson
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 15, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon and All Romance Ebooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Lowell Cartwright’s life as a mercenary problem solver has taken its toll, and after one more difficult job, he wants out. For help, he turns to Bull, a soldier of fortune turned club owner—not exactly a friend, but the best chance Lowell has. He visits Bull’s club to scope it out and meets Jeremy Hodgson. The twink captures his attention in a big way. Bull tells Lowell to stay away from the club until he decides whether he can help, so Lowell stays in town. When he spots Jeremy passed out on the floor of a convenience store, he goes to Jeremy’s aid.
Lowell piques Jeremy’s interest immediately, pushing all the right buttons. Then, when Jeremy needs help, Lowell’s kindness turns interest into something more.
But trouble comes knocking when Jeremy’s place is bugged. Maybe Lowell’s past is catching up to him, or maybe the danger centers on Jeremy’s roommate Tristan’s mysterious boyfriend. Whatever the source of the problem, the future Lowell and Jeremy hope for doesn’t stand a chance unless they can find a way to protect themselves.
This book cover is worth a star all on its own. Who doesn’t love Dirk Caber? Makes me wonder which adult entertainer will grace the next cover. I have suggestions if Mr. Grey is interested.
Anyway, Upside Down is the perfect title for a book about a man (Lowell or Spook) whose life is turned upside down when he falls for another man, Jeremy, who, for the first time, makes him want to be a better person. Lowell is a mercenary; he has done some really bad things and doesn’t hide any of it. He wants Jeremy more than his next breath; however, he is not willing to risk Jeremy’s life to get him. Jeremy wants to be seen as having equal say-so in the relationship and hates when Lowell tries to make decisions for him.
These two have a mountain to climb before they can even consider a life together; a mountain that is riddled with drug dealers, other mercenaries, and a lot of distrust. The story is very interesting, but I wished the action at the end had started a little sooner. It seemed to drag on at the beginning, and I kept waiting for something to happen. It does get rolling after the fifty percent mark but the beginning was little too slow for me.
The additional twists and turns at the end really brought this story back into the fold. I loved the Tristan storyline and hope that his story is next, because I really liked him, and he broke my heart. And spending time with Bull and Zach is always a plus, but Zach was highly annoying with his treatment of Lowell. I understand he didn’t like him or trust him, but he needed a muzzle.
All in all, it was a good book; one that continued the storyline begun with Bull and Zach; and one that I am hoping continues with Tristan.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*