Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Out of CTRL

Title: Out of CTRL
Author: SA Welsh
Publisher: Totally Bound Books
ISBN/BIN: 9781784302795
Genre: {M/M}. Mystery
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

They say you can’t go home again and no one knows that more than Andrew.  When he is pressured into returning home for a family affair, he hopes he can just go in and then leave again with no problems.  Unfortunately, things don’t turn out like he hoped and he soon learns that not everything in the past was what he believed.

I am a big fan of SA Welsh and was excited to get a hold of this new story.  Out of CTRL grabbed my attention right from the beginning.  Andrew is one of those people you hear about every so often that is so good on a computer they can hack into anything.  When he ends up doing just that, he finds himself in trouble with the CIA.  Wanting to stay out of jail, Andrew finds himself working for the government, and making good money doing it. 

Teddy is an old friend of Andrew’s.  When Andrew took off, Teddy was at loose ends and confused as to what happened.  It was hard to reconcile the Teddy Andrew hated with the character that the readers meet.  The two main characters have a strong history, one that has left them both slightly confused and angry.  I will be honest and say that because of the way Andrew feels about Teddy I had a hard time liking him in the beginning.  I was curious to see how this would play out between the two men, especially since it was easy to see that there was some strong chemistry between them.

Secrets start to come out almost from the moment Andrew returns to his home town.  I was shocked by the actions of one of Andrew’s sisters.  I also thought his parents reason for always siding with her was lame, to say the least.  But the secrets in Andrew’s hometown aren’t the only ones troubling him. 

Something fishy is going on at Andrew’s job and, while he thinks he may have a handle on everything, Andrew could be wrong.  This is the one part of the story I wish the author would have spent a little more time on, but the fact that I found this part of the story a little light, does not hinder the story in any way. 

Out of CTRL is a well written story and one I will be reading again.

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