Thursday, June 10, 2010

Nine-tenths of the Law

Title: Nine-tenths of the Law
Author: L.A. Witt
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
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ISBN: 978-1-60928-033-8
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 4Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Zach thought he found the perfect boyfriend but Nathan showed up and Zach found out he was really just “the other man”.

Nathan can’t believe his boyfriend is cheating on him. When he shows up to surprise Jake and his date, Nathan realizes he’s had enough.

Would you confront the person your partner is cheating with? Just how innocent is the other man? Those are the concepts that drive Nine-tenths of the Law by L.A. Witt. While the premise of the story is interesting, it was the characters that I had a problem with.

Nathan is a lawyer, who finds out his boyfriend of four years is cheating. Zach co-owns the local movie theater; he’s also unwittingly “the other man”. The chemistry is present from the time of Nathan and Zach’s first meeting and it is easy for the reader to see these two as a couple. However, the struggle to overcome the hurt and insecurities that result from their previous relationships with Jake pop up in Nathan and Zach’s current relationship, especially for Nathan.

While it is understandable that he would have trust issues, Nathan’s insecurities almost take over the story and left me wondering how the men could have a future. I was not surprised when Zach finally put his foot down, only shocked that it took so long.

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