When I was reading the first few pages of this story, I was almost sure that it’s not going to work for me. I could just feel it and the blurb doesn’t even offer that much other due to its vagueness. Little did I know that I’ll be drawn to the world of Nikolas Mikkelsen and Benjamin Ryder so deep that I’d end up buying the whole bulk available from the series.
Just one bit of warning about the story and the main couple, one should be ready for a roller coaster of secrets after secrets especially about Nikolas. There’s a lot of powerplay involved in their relationship due to the boss-employee nature of it and eventually as a couple.
Benjamin was portrayed here as a vampire from Twilight *wink* kidding* – he’s physically perfect like Henry Cavill perfect and it’s as if he’s the most beautiful person in the planet. That’s not to say that Ben’s just a narcissistic bastard. Nope. He’s actually quite sensitive who happens to fall in love with the most impossible guy in the planet. Match made in heaven yeah?
The storytelling of John Wiltshire was almost hypnotic that at one point in the book, I got so enthralled by it that the pages keeps on turning non-stop. The moment I finished, I immediately craved for the second book.
So there’s just so many things that happened in this story that it’s impossible to choose its main highlight. This introduction of Nik and Ben was nothing short of perfect, in my honest opinion. Their back story and their chemistry was a reminiscent of Ty and Zane from the Cut and Run series by Abigail Roux (perhaps the most iconic couple in the MM genre) and by the looks of it – I could easily see them getting there… let’s hope that the author will be consistent until the end of this series.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Published May 16th 2014 by MLR Press (first published January 1st 2014)