Saturday, January 10, 2015

Three Strikes by Anya Richards

Title: Three Strikes
Series: A Far from Home Story
Author: Anya Richards
Publisher: GRU Publishing
Genre: MM Gay Erotic Romance Novella Contemporary, Police,
Pages:  137
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
Two lonely men. One secret affair. Irresistible passion that will push them both to the breaking point, and beyond.

A knife attack left ex-Jamaican Posse member Vincent Williams scarred and also made him re-evaluate his life. He’s out of the gang and also the closet but lonely, yet to meet a man who’s interested in more than a one-and-done, a brief sexual encounter.

Because of his career as a police officer, Sergeant Kyle Pictou is afraid of coming out. Normally he doesn’t get involved with anyone close to home, but something about Vincent compels him to take a chance. It’s just sex, after all. Yet, as desire evolves into friendship and seemingly boundless passion, it’s Kyle who’s left wanting more—though he knows he can’t have it.

Three Strikes by Anya Richards has the premise of a great story.  Two lonely men who come from very different worlds having a relationship.  They don’t expect it to go anywhere but it soon does.  The characters are both strong and very male which I loved.  Kyle is a tough as nails cop, who loves with all his heart. Vincent has turned his life around and finally is on the right track he thinks he isn’t ready for love but he needs it more than even he knows. 
The one drawback I had in reading this book, was the style of writing. I liked books that have each character’s point of view and told in their POV, I just didn’t like the way it felt like past tense when they were doing it.  That drew me out of the moment. I think if the author had made me feel I was in the moment with the characters verse seeing it from afar I would have been more connected.
Over all this is a pretty good story, I would definitely pick up this author again. 

                                       Four Twinkling Stars

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