Reviewed by JustJen
Title: The Love of Wicked Men
Author: Brandon Shire
Series: The Love of Wicked Men Part 1
Heroes: Sid Rivers/Jack Brown
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 75 Pages
Publisher: TPG Books
Release Date: October 30, 2014
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: THIS IS SERIALIZED FICTION
Sid Rivers and Jack Brown are two sides of the same coin. One is a lawyer with his own firm and dreams of money and power; the other is a criminal with a lengthy record and a quest for vengeance. When they meet, sparks fly. But was their meeting an accident? Or, was it planned by the billionaires who want to control their destiny?
The Love of Wicked Men is an erotic journey into the underbelly of the legal profession, the corporate culture of profit-at-any-cost, and the secret world of industrial espionage.
IN THIS EPISODE:
Sid Rivers has been very successful at helping his smaller corporate clients silence their critics and retain their profits. His success has caught the attention of a trillion dollar industry, and now Sid thinks he is about to realize a dream he’s held since childhood –unlimited wealth and unlimited power.
Jack Brown stops in and robs the local Shop-n-Go and nicks Sid with his knife. He sets into motion a plan of revenge that has been smoldering within him for years. But his plan requires he get close to the same man who has become the representative of his enemies.
Review: What an interesting gritty little tale this is starting out to be. Things are really just beginning to set up as we get an idea of the characters involved. I’m not quite sure how I feel about any of them at this point but get the feeling that might change a bit as the story unfolds.
At this point, Sid is a somewhat ruthless, power hungry attorney, not much on the up and up. He screws around with people, both in business and in pleasure. He is sneaky and manipulative, and while he seems to care somewhat about his work partner, he is keeping secrets from him as well.
Then there is Jack. Again, we get snippets but not enough of the whole picture to really fully understand what is going on. There are plot turns and twists that have you scratching your head. You think you know what’s going on, and then something changes, and you are off in a different potential direction. Jack and Sid are connected, but who is playing who? It seems Jack has the upper hand at the moment and more of an interest in things where Sid is concerned and may be an even bigger manipulator than Sid!
Sounds kind of crazy, but it is all very interesting and engaging. It reads very fast and leaves you wanting to jump right into the next installment. This is a serial, so for those who don’t like to wait for pieces, you might want to wait for the finished story. This one is also unique in that the direction of the story could change as the author receives feedback. I’ve never read anything quite like it before, and I’m looking forward to seeing where this one goes.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*