Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Olives for the Stranger

Title: Olives for the Stranger
Author: Neil Plakcy
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN/BIN:  978161188530
Genre: {M/M}, Suspense, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

When the events of Arab Spring hit Tunisia, Aidan and Liam find themselves trying to stay out of the way.  Luckily for the two bodyguards, a job falls into their laps taking them away from Tunis and into problems of another sort. 

Olives for the Stranger, the fourth book in the Have Body Will Guard series, uses the Arab revolutions of last year as its back drop.  The events that occurred in Tunisia play an important part in the story and add a touch of realism as well.  This story is just as well-written as the previous ones and readers will find themselves pulled in to the story by Aidan and Liam, as well as the story’s plot.   

Aidan and Liam are a couple of my favorite characters and because of their strong connection to each other and the numerous adventures that  seem to find them, it is easy to forget that they have only been together for a short period of time.  I started to wonder why Aidan was, all of the sudden, worried about his and Liam’s relationship until the author reminded us of how long the men had been together. Once I remembered that and took into account the separations and jobs they had, it was easy to understand why Aidan was feeling like he was.  Aidan isn’t the only one feeling insecure, yet Liam is better at containing his feelings, which made me want to smack him a time or two.  The author, however, does a wonderful job showcasing the love these two feel for each other that readers know there’s nothing to worry about. 

Although part of a series, Olives for the Stranger can be read as a stand-alone; however, I would suggest that first time readers at least read the first book before reading this one. 

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