Title: The Walls of Troy
Author: L.A. Witt
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 7 Hours, 58 Minutes
Publisher: L.A. Witt
Release Date: September 9, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Just when the pieces begin to add up, danger blows them all apart…
MA1 Iskander Ayhan’s orders are simple: stay with Admiral Dalton’s son as a plainclothes bodyguard while the kid attends university classes. So typical—a high-ranking officer abusing Navy resources for unnecessary security.
It isn’t long before Iskander realizes there’s more to his assignment than protecting the kid from benign harassment by homophobic classmates. Behind those piercings, eyeliner, and bad attitude, Troy Dalton is scared. Truly, deeply, scared.
Troy is indeed hiding something. Iskander is the only one who’s ever taken his fears seriously, which gives him hope. Yet Troy isn’t sure one lone, armed-to-the-teeth bodyguard is enough to keep him safe, especially since he can’t risk telling Iskander the truth.
As Iskander slowly gains Troy’s trust, the walls start coming down. And before they know it, the warmth between them explodes into real heat. Until suddenly Iskander realizes he’s a magnet for danger, not a shield.
Now he doesn’t know how to keep Troy safe—stay close, or get as far away from him as possible.
Warning: Contains a younger man with a thing for older men, and an older man who doesn’t usually have quite so much trouble resisting younger men. Author is not responsible for any bad academic habits that might result from watching these two “study” for their exams.
Review: I had read this book originally and really enjoyed it. I love Nick Russo so, of course, I was excited to get the audiobook.
With L.A. Witt, you have a really good idea of what you’re going to get because she is such an expert at writing military based to romances. You know that she is going to give you a lot of really hot chemistry. And a really good set up with realistic scenarios.
While I am not a big mystery fan, I really appreciated the mystery and excitement in this story. It kept me on the edge of my seat.
If I have any complaints it would be that I had a very hard time wrapping my brain around the idea that Troy‘s father would not have a major problem with this relationship. I also really thought that Iskander would have been more reluctant to get involved with someone in his charge and so much younger, and would have therefore dragged his feet more before diving in. I also felt that Troy, having been burned so badly with his last relationship, would have been more reluctant to get involved in a relationship with another member of his father’s team. If you can accept all of that, however, then the rest the story is really good.
Troy and Iskander have serious heat together and as I mentioned before, the mystery component really adds to the story without becoming the main attraction.
Nick is so good at these types of stories. He gives everyone a unique voice and I loved Iskander’s deep rumble. Troy was young without sounding immature.
This is one of L.A. Witt’s best books, IMHO and I highly recommend it!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*