Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Every Breath I Take

Author: J.P. Bowie
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Publisher URL: www.pride-publishing.com
ISBN: 978-1-78651-397-7
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx 

Recovering drug addict Troy Kendall is happy with his life thanks to his lover, Detective Mark McLennan. Troy and Mark are deeply in love and Troy wants his friends to be happy too. But recently Troy becomes aware of the danger two of his friends are embroiled in. Because their friends choose to keep silent about their troubles, Troy and Mark’s hands are legally tied.

Every Breath I Take is a combination of romance and suspense. Troy and Mark first met when Troy was hospitalized after a brutal beating; he fought with his roommate’s attacker. Mark was the detective assigned to the case. The attraction between Troy and Mark developed into a loving relationship.

The plot features various types of abuse endured by Troy, as well as their friends. Teresa works at a small diner where the two lovers stop for coffee on a daily basis. Almost every day, Teresa has new bruises that she claims are the results of accidents.

Troy’s former roommate Kevin is suffering from mental abuse. He has been convinced by family members that homosexuality can be cured through counseling. However, the real source of Kevin’s problems is loneliness. 

J.P. Bowie has created an interesting story illustrating how abuse of the body affects the mind, or perhaps in some situations, mental abuse happens first. I found Every Breath I Take to be impressive as well as enjoyable.

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