Reviewed by JustJen
Heroes: Carter O’Conner/Antony Rosetta
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 95 Pages
Publisher: Twisted E Publishing
Release Date: February 8, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Wrong place, right time.
Carter O’Conner exemplifies the term wrong place, wrong time when he gets between a hitman and that hitman’s prey. Sure he’s the next to die, he steels himself, refusing to give the killer the satisfaction of seeing his fear, even though he’s shaking like a leaf on the inside.
Antony Rosetta can’t ignore the man’s interesting reaction. Accustomed to begging and pleading, he respects the male escort’s strength… and struggles to forget the man after he walks away. As the weeks pass, his fantasies propel him to search for Carter and see what makes the man tick.
Carter doesn’t want to head out on another assignment but, after weeks of denial, he’s nowhere closer to paying his tuition bill. Accepting the address from his handler, he winds up before the hitman, afraid he’ll face death after all.
Instead, he confronts a passion too much for him to handle. Can these two broken men become whole in each other’s arms?
Carter is an escort trying to make enough to cover his final year of college tuition. He doesn’t like it, but it seems his only option to make enough money. Unfortunately, he works for a pimp who sets him up with a questionable and shady character, an older man who is rough and dangerous. Before things get too out of control, things are taken out of his hands by Antony, the hitman who takes out Carter’s client right before his eyes.
Antony sees something in Carter, something he knows too well from his own childhood. He is somewhat stuck in the hitman position, and while he has tried to distance himself, is pulled back in to handle more jobs. He can’t get his encounter with Carter out of his head and decides to pursue him, but the underlying issues of his job continue to get in the way.
This grabbed me right away. There’s a lot more to the background of Antony, where he came from and how he came to be the Hitman that gave him a bit more depth than first appears. He and Carter were exciting and made a great couple when everything else wasn’t getting in the way. But persistence pays off in the end and there is a happy ending when all is said and done.
This was a quick read, and my only real niggle was the frequent use of the titles, the “Hitman,” etc. While it worked in some instances, there seemed to be others where it felt unnecessary and pulled me from the story. Aside from that, this was a fast-paced, exciting and sexy read that definitely keeps Kelex on my to read shelf.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*