Sunday, May 21, 2017

Crossing Jordan by Shannon West

Title: Crossing Jordan
Author: Shannon West
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre and Pairing: M/M, Contemporary
Page Count: 177
Reviewer Name: Redz




Publisher Blurb
A complicated web of lies threatens Jace's life and he must fight his way to happiness through a maze of romance, murder and intrigue.

Jace O'Neal is slowly rebuilding his life after a disastrous romance with an actor named Dylan Malone in NYC sends him back to Atlanta in disgrace. Living with his mother and his brother, a fourteen-year-old with Fragile X syndrome, one of the known causes of autism, Jace is pursued by Malone, who finally persuades him into another relationship. Then Dylan goes missing and the evidence left at the scene points to Jace's involvement.

The detective on the case, Will Jordan, is drawn to Jace right away, and learns that Jace's former lover was manipulative and cruel. Will fights his attraction to Jace as he seeks the truth of what happened to Malone. As more clues emerge and point to Jace, Jordan begins to believe Jace is in danger. A complicated web of lies threatens Jace's life and he must fight his way to happiness through a maze of romance, murder and intrigue.





Review
Crossing Jordan by author Shannon West is a departure from the paranormal stories I have been reading from her. I found this contemporary to be well thought out, and I connected with the characters, I wanted them happy and together. I really enjoyed this read.
Jace has an over bearing boss. Constantly does homophobic remarks and makes his work life hell. Jace knows he has to keep this job. He is supporting his mom and brother. His brother has fragile X syndrome. I could really relate to Jace and sympathize with him. He is a good person who is subjected to crummy circumstances. He has really given up everything to help his family out.
Detective Jordan when Jace's ex turns up missing the police are brought in. Jordan has conflicting feelings. He is falling for Jace, but has to remain objective about weather or not Jace did something nefarious to his former partner. Jordan is bisexual. Very protective of those he cares about. Really good person and good at his job.
Over all this is a well rounded mystery type story. I would love to see more stories like this from Ms. West. When you want a story that keeps you guessing as to who dun it, I would suggest picking this one up. It is a great read with characters that are well rounded and memorable. 


                       Five Shooting Stars
 

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