Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Walls of Troy

Author: L. A. Witt
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61922-085-0
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx
Release Date: 10-07-2014

MA1 Iskander Ayhan isn’t thrilled with his new orders. He’s to serve as a bodyguard for Admiral Dalton’s son, Troy, while he attends college. At first he agrees with the other men on the detail that the Admiral is abusing his position and that the threat to the Admiral’s son is bogus. It doesn’t take long for him to realize that something really is going on and that Troy is scared and possibly suffering from PTSD.

Fear’s an emotion Troy’s been living with for months and he knows the men assigned to protect him don’t believe him. That changes when Iskander arrives and realizes almost immediately that the danger is real. Troy has hope, but is afraid to reveal the truth. That changes as he and Iskander spend time together and they grow closer.  When the danger grows more intense can Iskander keep Troy safe or will he need to leave the man he’s come to love behind to protect him?

It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book by LA Witt and I don’t know why, since I found The Walls of Troy well written and entertaining. 

Yes, the story starts off rather typically, with Iskander thinking his new commanding officer is abusing his position, but it changes when the danger to Troy’s realized. The pacing is fast, there’s action and danger throughout and you can expect plenty of surprises to keep your attention. It did for me. There are other guards in the house aside from Iskander, but the only character that plays an important role is Admiral Dalton. His relationship with Troy is loving but he’s kept in the dark about what‘s going on until almost the end. The Walls of Troy ends up being a story that revolves almost entirely about Iskander and Troy, and what happens as they try to fix Troy’s problem and build their unexpected relationship.   

LA Witt created two guys who shouldn’t have become a couple but she got them together in a realistic and believable manner. It worked. At least I thought so. I like these men and the back stories that go along with them go a long way to rounding out their personalities. Their attraction is almost immediate and their chemistry is sizzling.  The descriptions are vivid, I liked the protective role the dogs play and especially love Troy’s giant Rottweiler, Talos. Did I mention that big, bad Iskander is afraid of dogs? It’s another nice little twist. I hope you enjoy this new romance too.

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