Reviewed by Nikyta
Author: T.A. Moore
Series: Stories from Plenty, California #1
Heroes: Tag & Bass
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 207 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 31, 2019
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: As one of the top trauma surgeons in Plenty’s ER, Dr. Taggart Hayes knows how to fix broken things—fractured legs, ruptured spleens, allergies, and traumatic brain injuries. He can put them back together good as new.
A broken heart, though? That’s a bit trickier. Especially when it’s his own.
When Tag swipes on the photo of the hot man in the dating app, he just wants a distraction from the wreck that used to be his life. A one-night stand with a safely inappropriate stranger, no names, no feelings, and no complications.
But the headless photo on the app belongs to a man who isn’t so easy to forget the next day… or the next week. And it becomes increasingly clear that Bass is neither safe nor uncomplicated. Drawn into the dark, criminal underworld his lover inhabits, Tag has to decide if the cure for his broken heart is worse than the disease.
It’s not a secret that I’m a huge T.A. Moore fan. I mean, she’s one of those authors I just have to read when a new book comes out so when I saw this one, I jumped at the chance to review it and I wasn’t disappointed! I love that this book deals with a motorcycle club and how Bass puts Tag in certain situations, even if he regretted them afterward. It was interesting to see these boys start off so hot and heavy but that there was still such a connection between them. It took a while for me to warm up to Bass because he’s not exactly a likable character when we get his POV but I absolutely adored Tag and his soft heart.
I really enjoyed this one but my biggest issue is that there was too much smut for my tastes. And, yes, I know what you’re thinking ‘of course there will be, they met on an app’ but still. I wanted to see these guys get to know one another but instead, whenever they got together it was just sex. So when the ending came along, it was hard for me to understand they could have any future together when they really don’t know anything about one another except for their bodies.
All in all, though, I won’t deny I did really enjoy this one. I loved Tag as a character and while it took me a little time to warm up to Bass, I did love them together and the situations they’re thrown into. It was a bit too smutty for me but they were definitely hot together and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next in this series but hope it’s a little less smutty than this book.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*