Saturday, July 24, 2010

Two Marked Men


Title: Two Marked Men
Author: Roland Graeme
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher URL: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-61581-448-0
Genre: {M/M} Historical, Western
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Henrique Vermudez wasn’t looking for trouble, but it found him in a small town named Repentance. Killing a man in self-defense leads to foiling a notorious gang’s scheme to rob the local bank, and meeting a man who could make Henrique wish he were a better man. And even knowing that Oren is hiding something isn’t enough for him to stay clear of the stranger.

Over time they will learn to love one another, while these Two Marked Men try to outmaneuver the dead man’s brother seeking vengeance.

Roland Graeme has definitely created a wonderful read in Two Marked Men. Henrique is too handsome for his own good and draws attention without attempting to. He is always ready, willing and able for a fast romp or a hard ride. His attraction to Oren may have started out with a fair dose of lust, but soon evolved into more. Oren’s story isn’t really shared until later in the story, but it clears up his desire for secrecy. I wanted to help the men do battle after I read all he survived through. The characters draw you into this story. Each has his own past to contend with, but they don’t allow their past experiences to halt their progression to a more committed relationship. Now, if we could only get Henrique to keep his zipper up, they could have a chance at forever.

Two Marked Men talks about rebuilding your life, learning to live beyond life’s hurts and disappointments, survival in the face of small odds, the importance of friends and recognizing your strengths. Oren finally learned how strong he truly is and learned to use his painful past as a catalyst in hard times. I enjoyed reading the story and anticipate more incredible reads from this author in the years to come.

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