Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Troy's Surrender by KM Mahoney

Blurb: Troy Maxwell is a private detective soured on life. He’s spent so many years investigating and observing the darker sides of life and relationships until he no longer believes in true love. It’s time for a vacation, a long vacation. But when his best friend shows him a photograph of a rancher in Wyoming and offers him a new case, Troy can’t turn away. The stunning, well-built man in the picture calls to him in ways Troy hasn’t felt before.

It takes only a few minutes in rancher and horse breeder Rafe Morgan’s presence for Troy to realize that not everything is as it seems. And it takes only a few more minutes for him to realize that Rafe has the capability of making him break his rule about mixing business with pleasure. But Troy is living a lie and, as it always does, the truth comes out. When an explosion of anger leads to an even more violent explosion of passion, Troy comes to the startling conclusion that Rafe is one man he can’t afford to let get away.

First, though, he has to unwind the tangle of lies he’s created and win back Rafe’s trust. No one has ever accused Troy of giving up easily, and he’s about to prove just how stubborn he can be when it really counts...

Wow, what a totally lovely book! Hooked from start to finish, I wanted this one to keep going and going and going… I hope there are more books available (or to come) about these two, as they are an addictive pair. Well-written, with touching scenes and enough emotion and inner thoughts to make the characters so very believable, Troy’s Surrender is one book you don’t want to miss if you like M/M romance with a dash of reality thrown in. Some books take you away from the real world, where only great things happen and everything is hunky-dory. Others incorporate very real-world issues along with the HEA. Troy’s Surrender is the latter, but without making you sigh that you don’t want to open a book only to find angst inside it. Believe me, the subject explored only makes the story all the more worth reading. I may be repeating myself, but it’s REAL, it’s handled very well, and I just loved the whole damn thing.

Verdict: Gripping. 

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