Monday, September 19, 2011

Teach Me Tonight

Title: Teach Me Tonight
Author: Neil Plakcy
Publisher: Loose Id 
ISBN: 978-1-61118-421-1
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary, Mystery, Series
Rating:  4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

Aidan loves Liam and the life they have together in Tunis, but, when a job requires him to put his teacher’s hat back on, will this be the end of his bodyguard career?  To make matters worse, Liam’s old SEAL buddy is in town for a few days and Aidan can’t help wondering if Liam isn’t wishing things were different. 

Teach Me Tonight is the third book in the Have Body, Will Guard series.  While it is possible to read each book individually, I would encourage you to read the series in order.  In book three, Liam and Aidan have been together for a little over a year and while things seem to be going well, Aidan misses teaching.  When the two are hired to guard the teenage son of an important businessman, Aidan’s two worlds collide.  If this story were true to life, it would not be unusual for the minor conflict between Aidan and Liam to appear as it has.  Aidan’s first love has always been teaching, falling into the bodyguard business was only a fluke.  In my opinion, had the author ignored that fact it would have detracted from the series, working it in as he has makes the story more believable.  The passion between these two continues to heat up the pages and more than once, the two forget they are on the job.   

While the introduction of Liam’s friend, Joey, does cause some small issues to pop up for both men, it is not something they can’t overcome.  There is also the small issue of Maks Bazarov, whom they are hired to guard.  This character is the only one I truly have a problem with.  For a teenage boy, who is supposedly a little on the willful side, to suddenly be saddled with two babysitters, he puts up very little resistance.  Had this been one of my brothers, Liam and Aidan would have ended up running for the hills.   

All in all, Teach Me Tonight is a very entertaining book that will hold your attention from the first page to the last.  The main characters in the series continue to grow as individuals, yet still have a need and love for each other that comes through clearly. While the secondary characters bring some humor to the story, the mystery that is woven into each story will have the reader wondering just who the bad guy is.  Although Liam is starting to feel his age, I hope the author has a few more adventures planned for these two before they plan to retire.

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