Book Review: Collateral Damage by J.T. Cheyanne

Reviewed by JustJen

30229681Title: Collateral Damage
Author: J.T. Cheyanne
Heroes: Trevor Garrett/Logan Andrews
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 269 Pages
Publisher: Laz & Lachi
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Fleeing the questions and horrific memories in Miami-Dade, Trevor Garrett accepts a deputy position in the small town of Rolling Fork, Mississippi. Plagued by anxiety attacks and an abhorrence to being touched, Trevor rebuffs his best friend’s attempts to set him up. He has no desire for any type of relationship; until the local golden boy strolls into his line of sight at the neighborhood dive…

Logan Andrews just wants to take care of his mama. After years of serving his country in the Army Special Forces, Logan resigns when he learns his mother is suffering from advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease. A night out with old friends turns heated when the newest deputy in town catches his attention…

When a sexually deviant killer sets his sights on the gay men in the area, Trevor is assigned the case. In a wicked twist, all evidence points to Logan. Can Trevor’s past be repeating itself? In a race against a killer, Trevor struggles to overcome his own insecurities and clear the man whose touch sets him on fire. Will he succeed or will their budding relationship become Collateral Damage?


Review: This story starts out in the eyes of the killer, and it’s pretty harsh. But it quickly moves on to the main story. Two guys who have some major issues but who find a connection.

Trevor has a big problem with being touched, which puts a damper on any relationship attempts. Then, he meets Logan, whose touch actually seems to soothe him, much to his surprise. I loved this aspect of the story. But, it takes a while of these guys pushing each other away and being drawn back together before they give in to their feelings.

Logan has returned home to take care of his ailing mother, but he has some demons in his past as well. He’s very reluctant to enter into a relationship, as is Trevor, due to the past issues and the current issues of not being out.

There are also a lot of twists in this story. While some were bordering on the pretty unbelievable side, they were exciting just the same and kept me guessing about a lot of things. The killer wasn’t too hard to figure out, but there are other things going on as well. There were also sexy times and romance to go with the doom and gloom of the police work, so this story has a little bit of everything.

While I wasn’t totally on board with the murder mystery aspect, I loved seeing these two damaged alpha males go head to head, fighting their attraction and feelings for each other, dealing with their issues and helping each other and finding they do make a perfect match. I was entertained and turning pages with my interest piqued to the end. If that’s the type of story you enjoy, I definitely recommend you give this one a try.

Overall Impression: I really liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, JustJen's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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