Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bodies of Work

Title: Bodies of Work
Author: Etienne
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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ISBN: 978-1-61581-811-2
Genre: {M/M} Suspense
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

George Martin is trying to recover from a bad relationship with a live-in boyfriend. Mike Foster, George’s best friend since childhood, moves in to help George recuperate and move on with his life. The problem is Mike is secretly in love with George. When Mike steps in front of a bullet meant for George, suddenly George recognizes he is truly in love with Mike.

Bodies of Work is a well-written plot illustrating how crime-solving affects the daily routine of George and Mike, as well as the investigative process employed to apprehend murder suspects. The setting is Jacksonville, Florida in an area with a large gay population. The characters are believable. George is the only openly gay, as well as, youngest lieutenant ever to be in the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office. Mike owns a computer network service. George and Mike are very much alike in physical size, in addition to other traits. Both men have caring personalities, as well as, high intelligence levels which accounts for the individual success exhibited in their chosen professions.

Although George and Mike live together, they did not share a bedroom before Mike was shot. The only display of intimacy between them was an act they put on for the benefit of a stalker obsessed with George. Etienne has created an intriguing murder mystery that I enjoyed a great deal.

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