This was an all-too depressing book which I find pretty conflicting and complicated. It’s too dark and disturbing for my taste and I somehow find it a bit repetitive. The first half of the book was astonishing to read because of its subtle description that will let the reader imagine the horrific [graphics] stuff that happened with one of the MCs.
When I read “The Darker Side Of Trey Grey by Tara Spears,” I thought it’s way too morbid but it was somehow inspiring at the least. This book though, represents a different kind of sadness, absurdity, and hopelessness that I felt for Lee. It was upsetting and I didn’t like that in this book even if things turned out well in the end.
Shaw is in Fiji to sell a stolen painting to the crime boss, Vornis. It will be the deal of a lifetime, if Shaw can pull it off. But then Vornis has to parade his latest toy around in front of him–a captured DEA agent whose time is running out. It’s none of Shaw’s business, and it doesn’t matter that under any other circumstances Lee would be exactly Shaw’s type: he’s young, he’s hot, and he might even have a personality if they hadn’t beaten it out of him. Too bad there’s no way Lee is getting off the island. Too bad there’s nothing Shaw can do for him. And too bad there are some lines that even Shaw won’t cross.
Keeping his hands off Lee proves harder than he thinks, but Shaw’s not stupid enough to fall for the tortured captive of a dangerous crime boss, is he? If he did, it wouldn’t be just his job he would be risking–it would be his life. via Goodreads
Rating: 2 our of 5 stars