Monday, December 3, 2012


Title: Longing
Author: A.J. Llewellyn & D.J. Manly
Publisher: Silver Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 9781614957263
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Drug trafficking is alive and well in Lone Trail but this time Jubilee and Kieran have to deal with a dangerous drug cartel. As the new Sheriff, for Kiernan to learn his long estranged father’s heavily involved in the area drug problems is terrible news.  Even worse is the knowledge the rot goes deep and Jubilee and Kiernan have few people they can trust. When the good guys turn out to be working for the bad guys, it’s the worst kind of betrayal—the kind that can get them killed.

The hits keep coming for Kiernan. Professionally he trusts Jubilee with his life but Kiernan can’t trust Jubilee with his heart. He has to make a decision—probably the most important one of his life. What will it be? Pine after the man he loves or leave Lone Trail?

Longing is the second release in AJ Llewellyn and DJ Manly’s Orgasmic Texas Dawn series. Because of the ongoing plotline and returning characters, you should read the books in order.

What fun, we get another alligator dissection on the first page. How often does that happen? Never. I guess you can tell Jubilee and Kiernan are back with an attention-grabbing opening and there’s even a twist for Jubilee that has him gritting his teeth. Nothing seems to go right for these two. That’s means lots of suspense, action, betrayal and danger as the situation with the drug cartel gets worse. During these times, there is lots of unrest and emotion as Kieran and Jubilee struggle to stay ahead of the bad guys—I thought it was all handled nicely and believably written.

While they combat crime and struggle with personal problems, there’s a great cast of secondary characters moving in and out of nearly every scene. Some are old, others are new and all add great flavor and interest to the story; whether playing the part of a good guy or a villain. Personalities are unique, descriptions are vivid and the tang of the south can almost be heard in the ‘air’. I continue to enjoy the bantering between Jubilee and Kieran, whether inside the bedroom or out. These two are sizzling hot together and despite their passion, it is nice to see tender moments too.

So, if you enjoy suspense, drug cartels run amok and love between two hot men in law enforcement, think about giving this series a try. Look for Slow Dance coming next.

No comments: