Friday, January 25, 2013

How to Save a Life


Author: Sloan Parker
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: www.loose-id.com
ISBN: 978-1-62300-076-9
Genre: {M/M} Suspense Series
Rating: Golden Blush Award
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

Two strangers, to each other, arrive at the Haven at almost the same time. However, neither security company owner Walter Simon nor reporter Kevin Price is at the club to have sex. Young men started disappearing from the rooms reserved for sexual pleasure; the men would enter the rooms never to be seen again. Now it is up to Walter and Kevin to work together and uncover the facts.

How to Save a Life is the first book in The Haven series. This series is a spin-off from More. From the very beginning the intricate plot pushes all of the reader’s curiosity buttons. The detailed description illustrates the club is loaded with security, so the first question that comes to mind is how is it possible to simply vanish undetected? As the story progresses, elements of suspense is added answering the questions of who and why. There are a number of separate factors at work, yet all the puzzle pieces fit together in a logical pattern.

The engaging main characters are not to be missed. Walter and Kevin is a perfect match, especially in personality traits. Both men have tragic events in their past that still rule their personal lives. Both Walter and Kevin genuinely care about people, particularly gay men in trouble. The main irritation between Walter and Kevin is their twenty year age difference. Walter fears Kevin’s happiness will be negatively affected being in a relationship with an older man. Kevin’s mature attitude is to take each day as it comes and be grateful for their time spent together. Walter and Kevin are highly intelligent, exceptionally passionate as well as being extremely loveable.

Sloan Parker has created a stunning saga that I enjoyed immensely. How to Save a Life has all the emotional ingredients anticipated in a well-written romantic whodunit, intense drama along with a spine-chilling psycho killer. The sinister side of this tale is balanced with the amusing and amorous dialogue that will arouse decadent visuals of scorching intimacy scenes.  

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