Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Keep Me Wanting
Author: Avril Ashton
Heroes: Damian Archer/Fin Thornton
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 107 Pages
Publisher: Sinner’s Haven Publishing
Release Date: October 20, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: The last thing on Damian Archer’s mind is a relationship. He’s focused on running the family business and keeping up appearances. He’s fine with the way things are, until the tattooed help at a friend’s party takes one look at him and calls him on his bull.
Fired from a brand new job, Fin Thornton is homeless and penniless. He knows men like Damian. He abhors men like Damian. Despite the wealthy man coming to his aid when he desperately needs it, Fin is hesitant to lower his guard. Yet Damian insists on being in Fin’s face, demanding things and offering help.
In spite of their differences, something keeps them wanting each other. The same connection that has Damian desperate to stake a claim on the skittish Fin. But it will take a ghost from Fin’s tragic past to show both men that what they have is worth more than money.
Review: I’ve read some other reviews that say this is a sweet, contemporary romance. Say what? Maybe the ending was sweet, but there was nothing sweet about the clashing of wills between Fin and Damien. If anything, I was wondering how much Damien would take from the foul mouth ingrate before he threw his hands in the air and walked away from Fin. Of course, we don’t know right away why Fin is such a hard man to love, but when you do he is completely redeemed.
I guess for Avril Ashton this could be seen as a less angsty read, but I’m still putting angst in my tags. Being that I love a good angst-ridden book, this one was fit that bill. It wasn’t long and drawn out because Keep Me Wanting is a novella length story and things move quickly. I liked Damien, a lot. He was not your typical arrogant rich guy, even though he did come across that way at the beginning. If anything, both Fin and Damien have a depth to them that needs to slowly be unveiled, but once the truth is revealed you breathe a sigh of relief and move on.
I was happy to see that a prequel will be coming out soon, I look forward to reading about Sullivan and his tug of war between right and wrong, and dealing with the pain associated with a lawless twin.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*