Friday, December 28, 2012

Slow Dance


Title: Slow Dance
Authors: AJ Llewellyn & DJ Manly
Publisher: Silver Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 9781614957454
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Police Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Jubilee and Kieran went their separate way when the case they were working ended, but they didn’t realize how horrible being apart would be. Kieran’s pain is so intense that when he returns to his job in Canada, he goes deep undercover, putting his life in danger to infiltrate a dangerous drug ring. And Jubilee goes home to Texas, trying not to worry about Kieran, while attempting to find a murderer who’s been spotted near Lone Trail. Will Kieran survive his assignment? Can these two lovers now living in different countries find a way back to each other?

Slow Dance is the newest release in the contemporary romantic suspense series, Orgasmic Texas Dawn. Because of the ongoing story line and recurring characters, the books should be read in order.

With Jubilee unable to come out of the closet, Kieran doesn’t have any choice but to leave the man he loves behind. It makes for some well-scripted, high-stress dangerous scenes as Kieran goes deep undercover. The gang characters the authors created for this portion of the tale makes the story come alive and the situation Kieran’s in seem real. Cecil’s a scumbag and Dana’s just a poor, sad soul.  I wasn’t anticipating that Jubilee and Kieran would spend about 75% of the story apart, which mean the plot flips back and forth between them before they finally meet when Kieran flies to Dallas. It’s certainly unusual but the way in which it’s handled works.

I like Kieran and Jubilee. Their personalities are even more developed with this release. Seeing more of Kieran’s father is also a nice addition and the scenes while Kieran was hospitalized is nicely done. The pacing is fast throughout the story, the flow makes sense and the two pieces—Texas and Canada—come together in a believable manner. Getting the guys together and the hopes of a happily-ever-after come to an abrupt halt with a cliffhanger for the next book. I usually don’t like that kind of ending but with this series, I’m oddly okay with it. I can’t wait for Last Dance, coming next.

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