Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dancing with the Tide

Title: Dancing with the Tide
Author: Neil Plakcy
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: http://www.loose-id.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60737-586-9
Genre: {M/M} Suspense
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

We sometimes find ourselves measuring life by accomplishments, goals and lessons learned. Fortunately, Liam McCullough and Aidan Greene have found a fun way to use that measuring stick, and the results are part of an ongoing disagreement. The men have moved beyond being partners in love to partners in business.

Singer Karif al-Fulan has just come out of the closet and isn’t greeted with understanding but death threats. While Aidan is still a newbie, Liam is a seasoned bodyguard who has honed his abilities. They will need both of the men’s experience levels to successfully keep their latest client safe and happy.

Dancing with the Tide is Neil Plakcy’s sequel to Three Wrong Turns in the Desert. While reading the previous story is beneficial, it’s not necessary if you want to read this standalone without difficulty.

The main and supporting characters are well developed and interesting. Aidan’s past history with men helps him relate to Karif’s plight. Eventually, Liam discovers he has a slightly similar experience with the young pop star, and it leaves him ready to extract blood and dish out pain. It’s hard for the men to treat the pouting young man as purely a client but they are able to maintain a level of professional decorum throughout the story.

There’s a splash of action and Aidan is his usual horny dog self, so get your cold drink ready and turn up the air. Those who enjoyed the first story won’t be disappointed. Mr. Plakcy once again proved he has a knack for writing stories that pull readers in and keep their undivided attention until the final sentence. I found Dancing with the Tide to be a fantastic read and look forward to seeing reading about Liam and Aidan’s next assignment.


Tracy Francis said...

Great review!
I love Neil's writing, but haven't started this series yet. It's now on my list!

Scandalous Minx said...

I definately love these characters. I'll have to pick up more of Neil's stories. Let me know what you think of the series.