Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Blood Heat

Title: Blood Heat
Author: Josh Lanyon
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: http://www.loose-id.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60737-869-3
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Special Agents Taylor MacAllister and Will Brandt anticipated bumps in the road for their budding relationship, but they came sooner than expected. Their three month old romance is already feeling the strains of their career, thanks to an assignment offer destined to split the team. What to do when a post is too important to pass up?

Taylor understands how hard Will has worked to gain the opportunity, but fears the distance will be too much to bear. Will is sure their relationship can still thrive; that they can work past the separation. Taylor doesn’t want his man to leave and is sure of one thing. His reaction as anything but supportive could come back to bite him in the butt later down the road.

Their relationship issue takes a backseat when Taylor and Will discover the location of a suspected terrorist. This assignment tests their resolve and resourcefulness while proving to us why they are such a fantastic team.

Josh Lanyon’s Blood Heat is the third installment of his popular Dangerous Ground series and my favorite of the releases to date. Will and Taylor’s array of differences helps create a wonderful balance in their professional and personal lives. They play off of one another’s strengths during this story and will have to learn to get over past fears that have built over the last three months.

You could feel the strain that the offered assignment was having on both of the men. While it was clear that Will wanted the job, he didn’t just brush Taylor’s feeling aside. He truly wanted his lover to understand that regardless of the miles away he would always own his heart. Taylor is a sweetheart and I found myself wanting to comfort him during this story. The idea of losing Will weighed heavy on him. The couple’s emotions danced across the pages and made me wish I could tie a rope on the assignment location to pull it a few hundred miles closer.

When you get past that conflict, there is plenty more to keep you occupied. This host of secondary characters added a multitude to this story. The one they pursued had a gambit of surprises waiting for my reading pleasure that had me rereading the sentences. I fell in love with Josh Lanyon’s writing style all over again during this story. Action, suspense, sensual play and even a few humorous moments are all packed into this novella. Mr. Lanyon made the most of every sentence in this latest release. Now my only question is when will part four be ready?

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