Thursday, June 11, 2015

REVIEW: Finding Your Hero by A.J. Kelton #MM #Romance

Real estate mogul Roman Janiko believes weakness is something to be exploited. He made his millions doing just that, but now he's beginning to wonder if there is any good left in him. 

Chris Williams is on the run from an abusive boyfriend who will do whatever it takes to get back what he believes is his. Looking for a place to hide, Chris stumbles straight into Roman’s arms. 

Something about his sassy attitude stirs feelings in Roman that he had thought lost, but it's going to take more than words to show Chris that he has found his hero... 

OUR REVIEW: Roman is a rich real estate mogul with suspected mafia ties. He does what—or who—he wants, when he wants. Until he happens upon a poor, beaten man on the beach. Chris has just escaped from a very long and abusive relationship. 

In a move, very much out of character, Roman takes Tony into his home, nurses him back to health, and gives him a new lease on life. But there is trouble in paradise…

The setup was interesting, and there were aspects of this story that I thought were very well done. Chris is a character you will feel for, whom you will root for. He has been through so much, and you will desperately want him to find his happily ever after.  The abuse scenes are particularly poignant and might be a trigger for some people. 

“Please stop,” Chris pleased. He pulled at the ropes that held his wrists once again.

He had jerked on them enough that his wrists were rubbed raw. “Mitch, please don’t let them do this.”

Mitch glanced at John but said nothing.

“Don’t want to play, pretty boy?” John ran his finger down the center of Chris’ chest. 

When Roman is with Chris, he’s the perfect mix of protective and loving. 

Chris looked at his salad a slight blush touching his cheeks. “Maybe I’ll check it out to see if it is anything worth looking at.”

“Oh believe me,” Roman said and waggled his eyebrows “not only is it worth looking at, it is worthy of all the attention it receives. Not to say I have bragging rights, but, you know, I think I’m worth writing home about.”

But when they are apart, Roman is ruthless. He does things behind Chris’s back, things Chris never finds out about, at least in this story. 

As a reader, I was left perplexed. Despite the fact that there is no sex in the story, there is a definite loving relationship between these two men. One I can’t help but feel is flawed, since Chris doesn’t know who his knight in shining armor really is. 

Perhaps this is the first in a series? It’s the only way I can understand why this story would end without sex and with so many open threads. 

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OUR RATING: ❇❇❇ ½ stars

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