Saturday, November 26, 2016

Whistle Blower by Deb Bentham

Title: Whistle Blower
Author: Dev Bentham
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 214
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Money can’t buy happiness. Jacob Nussbaum knows this better than anyone. He's a corporate lawyer deep inside a huge New York firm, where he works overtime, sacrifices any chance at a personal life, and has been selling his soul for years. With a secretary as his only friend, he trudges on, until his whole world is blown apart by a manila envelope of photos—evidence that one of the firm’s partners is the dirtiest lawyer in one hell of a filthy business.

In search of the truth, Jacob travels to a small northern Wisconsin fishing resort. There he meets Ben Anderson, a brutally lonely man, who knocks him off his feet. Ben prompts Jacob to reevaluate his life. He’s a dozen years older than Jacob, still recovering from the death of his long time love, and doesn’t want to leave anyone a widower. But a jaded New Yorker on a soul-searching mission might be just the man to convince the grieving Ben that it's never too late to begin again.

Whistle Blower by Dev Bentham has the story of Jacob a corporate lawyer at a big time New York firm. He works over time a lot. He has no personal life to speak of. His life is his job. When he finds out one of the firms partners is the dirtiest lawyers around he goes off to find out the truth for himself.
Ben is a very lonely man. He makes Jacob see his life in a whole new light. Older than Jacob and he is still recovering from the death of his long time love. Ben is a good person who used to teach chemistry. He makes Jacob see love in a whole new light too.
I liked the quiet chemistry that Ben and Jacob have. It is not over the top love. It is more like a simmering one that just gets stronger as the story goes on. I liked Jacob's honesty and passion for justice. Over all a good read that I think could even go into a series about the rest of the people in the town. There are a lot of characters who would really shine in their own stories there.

               Five Shooting Stars

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