Wednesday, March 6, 2013

To Protect and Punish

Author: Gabrielle Evans  
Publisher: Siren Bookstrand
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ISBN/BIN: 9781622424559 
Genre: {M/M}, BDSM, Mystery, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Someone’s after Gavin and the young man does not know why.   To protect himself and his mother, he has to turn to his ex for help.  He never expected to meet someone like Javier, but the handsome bodyguard is just what the rich CEO needs in his life.

Gabrielle Evans has added a third story to her Lawful Disorder series and To Protect and Punish is a great addition.  Both main characters are ones we have met before.  Javier is a former FBI agent who left the agency after his last case went badly.  Gavin is Ryder’s ex and he is still learning to live with the results of being kidnapped.  While I liked Javier’s character from the time he was first introduced, I was not sure about Gavin.  The young CEO does not come across the way I expected from Ryder’s description and it soon becomes evident that Gavin is no longer that man. 

Gavin is a natural submissive with no training.  He wants someone who can help him by taking control for a while, but hasn’t found the right Master yet.  Running a company he didn’t really want has put Gavin under a lot of pressure, so it is easy to understand why he wants to let go for a while.  There is a strong connection between Gavin and Javier that is evident from the beginning.   Javier easily takes control without coming across as overbearing and the results are intense.  I liked the way these two mesh and the addition of Javier’s son to the mix makes this a family in no time. 

Members from the first two books come back as secondary characters to help Gavin and Javier figure out who is after the younger man.  Although this aspect of the plot takes second fiddle to the relationship building between the two men, when the author does return to Gavin’s problem, there are some surprising twists that I am sure few will see coming.

I am curious to see what the author has planned for the rest of this series and hope Rayce and Jasper will be involved.  

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