Book Review: Deadly Dorian by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Deadly Dorian
Authors: Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott
Series: Ward Security #3
Heroes: Marc/Royce
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 251 Pages
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: April 13, 2018
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Someone is trying to kill Marc Foster.

Attempted poisoning was bad enough, but when the would-be killer messes with the brakes on Marc’s precious Porsche, the art dealer admits he needs help. He just wasn’t expecting help to be quite so dark and sexy.

Royce Karras loves his job at Ward Security. He’s making up for a lifetime of bad decisions and a bloody past he’d rather forget. But Marc isn’t the spoiled rich boy he thought he’d be protecting. Sticking close to Marc as his “boyfriend” gives Royce insight into his toxic family, but it also reveals a brilliant, compassionate man who completely disarms Royce. Against his better judgment, Royce finds himself falling.

But can they find a way to make it work when Royce’s past threatens to tear their lives apart? Their futures hinges on a lost Renaissance painting, six Bichon Frises, and a pornographic Robin Hood.

No worries, right?


Review: I am in love this with series, and will continue to read these authors until the sun forgoes shining in this universe…which hopefully, is never. Each story is interrelated but so totally different, at the same time. I find that when I crack open the next book, I really have no idea what I am walking into…and isn’t that just brilliant?

Royce was a fan favorite in the last book, and I was excited to see him get his happy ending with Marc, but man, did the authors pull out all on the stops on creating so much drama and heartache around these two men. It was bad enough that each on his own had a pile a baggage that seemed near insurmountable to overcome, but together, it was almost Mt. Everest sized. But, nothing worth having is ever simple or easy…and these two were definitely worth forever.

Royce is the bodyguard for Marc, a millionaire who believes someone in his family is out to kill him…and they almost succeed; Royce is the nephew of a mob boss who wants him back in the family, at any cost. Tie in some light BDSM, meddling homophobic family members, an adorable porno/art thief, and a few awesome cameos of Ward Security personnel, and we have us another winner.

As much as I loved both Marc and Royce, my favorite part was towards the end with Rowe and Noah’s banter during the “final showdown”. What an amazing talent to put some much needed levity into a desperate situation. I only have one question, and this was probably something I’d missed while staying up way past my bedtime to keep reading, but who or what is Dorian?

Overall Impression: I loved it

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

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Mob, Published in 2018, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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