Tuesday, September 1, 2015

On Bryson

Title: On Bryson
Author: D. J. Manly
Publisher: Amber Allure
Publisher URL: www.amberquill.com
ISBN: 978-1-68175-068-2
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

NYPD Sergeant Bryson Accurso is determined to find out who shot his cousin. All evidence points to the Gambini mob boss. Soren is more of a hostage of the Gambini family; Soren’s survival depends on following the boss’s orders and the boss has ordered Soren to seduce Bryson.

On Bryson is a wonderfully entertaining romance. The theme is cops in the never ending battle against organized crime. The plot illustrates the illusion of respectable society, criminal cover-ups and a big shootout scene.  The characters are credible.

Soren comes from a conventional religious family; he was banned from the family for being gay. Fortunately his rich clandestine lover’s family welcomed Soren as another son rather than admit both young men were gay. The longer Soren lived with the Gambini family, the more he realized that leaving alive would never be an option. Nevertheless, Soren used his time to gather information on the mob’s various money making operations.

Bryson is openly gay to his family, although Bryson’s father continues to hope to have a daughter-in-law sometime in the future. Bryson has a daring personality; he is almost fearless in his investigations to solve a crime. Bryson is attracted to Soren; however Bryson is reluctant to have a personal relationship with a possible criminal.

D. J. Manly has created a fascinating saga. I especially enjoyed the amusing interaction between the characters and the surprises revealed.  

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