Title: Tin Man (Bliss #1.5)
Author Name & Publisher: Lisa Henry & Heidi Belleau (Riptide)
Publication Date & Length: July 20, 2015 – 134 pgs
Petty thief Ashoka “Ace” King knows better than to get in the way of Tophet’s Anti-Terrorist Unit. Rightfully feared in Tophet’s crime-ridden underbelly, a face-to-face encounter with an ATU is almost certainly a death sentence. But Ace has never been one to follow the rules.
Soren Lau might be an ATU rookie, but he’s not naive enough to believe everything his superiors tell him. Then again, he’s not stupid enough to disobey them, either. If he doesn’t shoot and kill as ordered, he might be next on their list.
But when Soren meets Ace, a moment’s hesitation is all it takes to put both their lives on the line. They don’t know each other, they don’t trust each other, and there’s no way in hell they can both walk away from this alive. But with suspicion and mortal danger mounting against both of them—and the forbidden attraction blazing between them—there’s nothing they can do but try.
I really enjoyed this story. The world was build beautifully and easy to slip into and believe all that was going on.
The story shows what it is like for ‘common people’ when there is abuse of power from those in charge.
I felt so strongly for the two main characters as they struggle with every day life and with what they have to do to survive in their broken down world.
Soren is on the law side, but is coming to terms with the fact that everything he thought to be truth isn’t so black and white. Ace is simply trying to live his life to make it another day when food is hard to come by as is a paying job.
The chemistry and rushed encounters we got with the two men were sexy. However, I didn’t particularly care for their scene when they finally get alone and not worried so much about being caught. I did understand Soren’s need to be forced and dominated after everything he’d been told about being gay, but it was more so the language used that turned me off from it.
I didn’t read the first story in this series but didn’t feel that I was missing anything, but I now can’t wait for more stories from this series.
This is my first read of the combo authors Lisa Henry and Heidi Belleau, and I couldn’t tell where one wrote or the other. It flowed smoothly. I haven’t read the previous book in the series, but I didn’t feel lost. Now, to the story…
WOW!! My heart was pounding for 3/4 of the story and I could.not.read fast enough! Gosh, what an intense Journey with Ace and Soren (sigh, I LOVE the name Soren!!!)
You just never knew what was going to happen and I loved that!!!!
The sexy times between these two men was captivating and intense and really hot!
I would read more in the series.
This book took me awhile to get into.. I kept stopping then coming back.
While I really liked the world these authors built and I have always been a fan of sci-fi/ romance books.
Ace was a criminal who had a hard time making it in this world. For some reason he was attracted to Soren which honestly I just did not get. There attraction was just hard for me to believe.
Soren was a very young man who worked for the government in this world. When his government told him to kill someone they expected him to do it and when he did not kill Ace they went after him.
I did not really feel it with these characters.
Let me explain everything just moved so fast for me I just did not feel the two of them together.
I really liked the world these authors built and their writing style, it was mostly just the characters that did not grab me.
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Heidi Belleau was born and raised in small town NB, Canada. She now lives in the rugged oil-patch frontier of Northern BC with her husband, an Irish ex-pat whose long work hours in the trades leave her plenty of quiet time to write. She has a degree in History from Simon Fraser University with a concentration in British and Irish studies; much of her work centred on popular culture, oral folklore, and sexuality, but she was known to perplex her professors with unironic papers on the historical roots of modern romance novel tropes. (Ask her about Highlanders!) When not writing, you might catch her trying to explain British television to her newborn daughter or standing in line at the local coffee shop, waiting on her caramel macchiato.
I like to tell stories. Mostly with hot guys and happily ever afters. They gotta work for it though. No free lunches on my watch.
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