Wednesday, October 20, 2010

72 Hours


Title: 72 Hours
Author: Clare London
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher URL: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com
ISBN: 978-1-61581-593-7
Genre: {M/M}, Action, Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Tanner may not have realized what his feelings for Niall meant, but he did know that he didn’t want to be without the man. When a fight splits them apart, Tanner takes his suspension seriously and goes into hiding. Only a threat to Niall and the rest of the team could ever bring Tanner out and reunite him with the man who still holds his heart.

72 Hours is an action-packed story about a covert ops team that comes under attack, as well as two of its team members, Tanner and Niall. The story is told in the first person, from Tanner’s point of view. There is a lot of jumping between the past and present as he reveals to the reader how he and Niall meet and what tore them apart. The constant jumping around can be a little confusing at times, but stick with it as it does improve as the story progresses.

While 72 Hours does primarily focus on the team and what is happening to them, some romance does pop up with regards to Tanner and Niall. It is very easy to see the strong connection between the two men, as well as what pulled them apart. The author could have very easily used the situation the men and the rest of their team found themselves in as the reason to get back together, however she did not. By having Tanner and Niall struggle with their feelings for each other as they tried to come to terms with their past made the story more believable.

The mystery surrounding the team will hold the reader’s attention. The action scenes are strongly written and while it is not overly difficult to figure out who the bad guy is, the reason he is after them may keep you guessing.

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