Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Good Fight


Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 9781613727379
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Jerry Lincoln’s IT business is so successful he’s buried in work and his friend Peter convinces him that he needs help. Jerry eventually hires John Black Raven as one of his two new employees and despite John being an excellent worker; Jerry finds it hard to keep his mind on business with the sexy man around

John’s depending on the stability of his new job. He’s desperate to prove he can provide a good home for his niece and nephew and has been trying to get custody since his sister died. He’s also attracted to his new boss and it’s not long before John realizes the attraction is mutual and a relationship develops. Having Jerry to lean on while dealing with Child Services helps decrease John’s emotional load because getting the two Native American kids returned is going to be a fight. It’s a battle John and Jerry intend to win.

The Good Fight has so many layers and I enjoyed them all. It’s fun and entertaining, has some great friendships, and a well-developed romance between two interesting guys that I really like. What’s so great about this story is Mr. Grey seamlessly integrates these ‘normal’ topics while handling the heart-wrenching social problem plaguing Native Americans dealing with Child Services.  John’s trouble getting the kids back almost made me cry and showed how messed up the system is and that it needs to be fixed. Jerry’s caring and support during the frustrating time only made the bond between the men stronger.

As per his normal, Mr. Grey has created great characters, used vivid descriptions, a fast pace, a well scripted plot and all the emotional turmoil I could handle. The kids are adorable, the scenes on the reservation fit in perfectly and the ending is completely satisfying. I’ll be reading it again in the future and I hope you give it a try. You won’t be sorry.

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