Reviewed by JustJen
Title: How to Deal
Author: T.M. Smith
Series: All Cocks Stories #3
Heroes: Jon Brennan/Kory White
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 185 Pages
Publisher: TTC Publishing
Release Date: November 27, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Jon Brennan comes from a long line of men in uniform; all born and bred to both bleed and wear blue. His family and the majority of his co-workers support him every step of the way, so he doesn’t need to hide the fact that he prefers men over women. Between the job and his larger than life, loud and rowdy half Irish, half Italian family, there isn’t much time for dating, much less finding a guy that can deal with the stress and demands placed on the shoulders of an NYPD Detective.
Kory White is cocky and abrasive with most people, but it is all a mirage, a façade he hides behind to keep his heart safe. As a child, Kory lost his mother to an act of violence. Soon after, he and his baby sister Kassandra were separated by the system. Kassandra was immediately adopted, but Kory spent the next ten years cycling through foster homes before moving to the Big Apple. In an effort to keep everyone at a distance, Kory has meticulously built himself an alter ego: Hayden Cox, All Cocks’ cockiest model.
These two strong willed men definitely prove opposites do attract. Both are stubborn and hard headed to a fault, Kory more so than Jon. But Jon is used to being in control, the one calling the shots, and Kory fights him at every turn. Just when it seems they have found a way to navigate the unchartered territory that is love, tragedy knocks on Kory’s door yet again. Volatile and strong, even in the face of adversity, both men refuse to give up on each other – or their love.
I have really enjoyed this series. Each installment shows us this world from different perspectives through the various players involved.
In How to Deal, we have the ever cocky Kory, one of the porn stars who always seems to have a chip on his shoulder. Jon is the police detective who helped out with a previous issue involving some of the other guys. He also happens to be a fan of Kory’s work.
Jon doesn’t want to know Kory though. He wants to get to know the man he is when he isn’t Kory. It takes a little time to earn that trust as we find out more and more about Kory’s past and learn more about why he is the way he is today. Jon is there for the long haul though. He was just what Kory needed. Add to that Jon’s crazy family, and Kory seemed to hit the jackpot.
When these two are together, it is so easy to see how different things are from when Kory is working. They are hot stuff. A sexy confident cop and the experienced porn star make quite the steamy couple.
As with the previous stories, this one was a fast read as well. They have this comforting feel about them that make you want to be a part of the story. Whether the guys are hot and heavy in the middle of a shoot or just commiserating in the kitchen, it’s a family built on friends and coworkers and I can’t wait to see what’s next.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*