Monday, December 3, 2012

Play Dead

Title:  Play Dead
Author:  Mathilde Watson
Publisher: Silver Publishing
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ISBN: 9781614954095
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 3 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

Former Sergeant Dave Avery is starting his life over as a college security guard when he meets student Arliss Hemming. Over time, a mutual attraction develops and the two men become lovers. However, there is an unknown enemy as well as plans to capture Arliss for their own secret agenda.

 Play Dead is the first book in the Barking Orders Series. The plot is slow moving with an irregular flow in somewhat confusing details. The metaphor is not fully developed enough to grasp the theme. The shallow characters are not completely convincing. Arliss is a misfit in the wolf pack because he is mixed with dog in addition to being gay. Arliss loves to cook, he dreams of opening his own restaurant after college. Dave joined the army after being kicked out of his home for being gay. He had no ambitions for his future before or after his discharge. At the very least Play Dead poses an interesting puzzle yet to be solved. 

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