Reviewed by JustJen
Author: Kol Anderson
Heroes: Jason/Colton Hamilton
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 131 Pages
Publisher: Kol Anderson
Release Date: June 1, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Jason Hamilton has been in love with his baby brother for as long as he can remember. He made it a point to pamper and protect him all his life. After the death of their parents, they’ve grown accustomed to each others love, relying on no one else but themselves. So, when eighteen year old Colton gets kidnapped from his college dorm, Jason will do anything to get him back.
Devyn Taylor has had a crush on Colton Hamilton for years. But being Jason’s friend he never had the guts to actually go ahead with what he wanted. But no matter how much he’s tried Devyn can’t seem to forget about Colton. So when some friends who got badly burned by Jason, devise a plan to kidnap his brother, Devyn realizes this is his one and only chance to get Colton.
Colton loves his brother and isn’t even willing to give Devyn a shot.
And Devyn didn’t realize how sadistic his so-called friends are and just how serious things are about to get.
Review: I just love when Kol comes back and throws a “oh, and here’s a little story for you” your way. It makes me excited and giddy in ways that I should probably have checked out. This one is no different. Seems like a typical Kol story, and it is, but the blurb does not really prepare you for the extent to which you will be pulled in or your emotions yanked around. But, those are the kinds of stories I love the best.
Here, we have two brothers who realize they just want to be together, but there are a few things standing in the way besides their sibling status. Jason is a major player in the family’s company while Colton is still in college. With their parents both deceased, they are (mostly Jason) under the rule of their uncle and his shady dealings. This same uncle doesn’t seem to have much use for Colton, but has no trouble involving and using Jason.
We don’t rally get too many details on the business aspects or shady dealings, just enough to know they are there, have occurred and are now causing some serious issues for the brothers. Namely, Colton has been kidnapped and is being tortured as revenge for things Jason has done. This part gets pretty brutal, as the men find creative ways to do so while videoing Colton so tapes can be sent to Jason. Meanwhile, Jason is trying to locate Colton so he can take matters into his own hands.
My only niggle with this story was that I felt like we were missing important snippets of information here and there pretty much throughout the story, and I would have “enjoyed” a bit more detail. There is enough to get the gist and move the story along, but I still had a lot of questions. Knowing Kol though, we will get more answers eventually, when he’s good and ready to give them. What we do get is well written, engaging and had me turning pages as quickly as ever to see how things would turn out. Will Colton get away? Will Jason save him? Will Colton be the same if he does? In true Kol fashion, this ends on a tiny cliffy that felt like the floor just dropped out from underneath me. I cannot wait for the next story to see this all play out.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*