Monday, March 14, 2011

Breaking Logan’s Laws

Title: Breaking Logan’s Laws
Author: Cameron Dane
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-60737-953-9
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Suspense
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Upon retiring from the Chicago police department, ex-detective Logan Jeffries takes a job with Quinn Security, heading their investigation division. He’s a highly regimented man who lives by a series of five laws that control his life, which shouldn’t be broken. The first and most important is your personal life never interferes with work, and being partnered with Nate does just that.

Nate wants Logan and knows working with him every day has disaster written all over it. They quickly jump into the case of a missing girl, working exhausting hours to discover what happened to the young socialite. Still, Nate can’t deny his attraction to Logan, who is having an increasingly hard time keeping his mind on work. As the two men wade through a family filled with lies and discover several missing girls, their attraction only gets stronger. Can Nate break through Logan’s mask of rigid control to the loving man beneath or will Logan’s laws leave Nate heartbroken?

Breaking Logan’s Laws is the fourth release in Cameron Dane’s Quinn Security series. I admit it. I’ve been waiting for this one since I finished Saying I Do. Please be aware that the characters carry-over from one book to the next. So while it’s possible to read this one as a standalone; I recommend they be read in order for the greatest understanding of the important interpersonal relationships.

There’s a lot going on in this story from the beginning, which starts as a nicely done prologue reminding the reader how Nate and Logan met in The Ultimate Kink. The story quickly moves into the present, showing how they’ve avoided each other for three years because of their attraction – neither realizing the other is gay. Ms. Dane has created two male characters that are likable for different reasons. Nate is a lovable, intelligent, hardworking, sweet guy that’s learned to overcome just about every adversity. Logan is the Alpha, the protector who doesn’t believe in letting emotions rule his life -- they are opposites in many ways, but still perfect together.

There are times the sizzling passion zinging between Logan and Nate can almost take your breath away, it’s so intense. Yet, the almost overwhelming sex is balanced with a good suspense story filled with secrets, lies, missing girls, drama, fear, anger, hatred and betrayal. What makes this story a winner is the well plotted balance--neither aspect of the story overpowering the other. The buildup of tension to the final scenes is well done and while I figured out the identity of one villain, the other was a total surprise.

I love that Ms. Dane always brings in new characters with each book, interjecting them into the plot. This time it is Riley and I can’t wait to see what happens with him in an upcoming release. Get to writing, Ms. Dane!

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