Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Death Defying Acts
Author: Tricia Owen
Series: Sin City #7
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 144 Pages
Publisher: Tricia Owens
Release Date: December 30, 2015
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Max and Ethan are back, facing difficult clients, an angry stalker, and their own powerful desires for each other.
Business responsibilities and the Poole family legacy are distractions while Max and Ethan, bodyguards for the rich and spoiled of Las Vegas, take on an assignment protecting an aerial acrobatics duo who is being harassed by what seems to be a homophobic stalker. Max knows how important professionalism is. He owns the business. But the stress of protecting the antagonistic acrobats and his own inability to resist the submissive siren call that is Ethan causes him to lose control. With a potentially dangerous, hateful stalker on the loose, can he afford to let down his guard and allow Ethan to get too close? Numerous graphic sexual situations. BDSM.
Review: Another fabulous installment with new clients, mystery and a few more boundaries being pushed. This time around, Max and Ethan are protecting acrobats in Vegas show similar to Cirque de Soleil who have been receiving threats. The acrobats are two married men, and so much of the motive seems to be aimed at their being gay and married. But, as with the previous stores, nothing is really that cut and dry and there are a few twists before we get to the who dunnit.
Max and Ethan are working together on this assignment which is proving to be not such a good idea for various reasons. It is getting harder and harder (mostly for Ethan who has trouble keeping focused around Max) to keep things professional. They are tested yet again by these clients, although in different ways than had happened previously. They remain true and come out even stronger in the end which is one of the things I love about these two. Their relationship is ever growing and strengthening.
This series is fast-paced, addicting and just an overall joy to read. There are BDSM elements, but, as these guys have figured out, they are sort of BDSM rebels in that their relationship is more about power exchange than following dom/sub rules. It is one of the things I love most about this series and this relationship as a whole. It is refreshing and extremely hot to read all at the same time. I have finished each one not hesitating to open the next one right up and continue on, which is a true testament to the author.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*