Sunday, December 6, 2015

Leveled by Jay Crownover

Author: Jay Crownover
Publisher: William Morrow
Date of publication: November 2015

We all need a hero...let the Saints of Denver begin

Orlando Frederick knows what it is to be leveled by pain. Instead of focusing on his own, he’s made it his mission to help others: sports stars, wounded war vets, survivors of all kinds. But when Dom, a rugged, damaged, sinfully attractive cop, makes his way into Lando’s physical therapy practice, he might be the biggest challenge yet. Lando loved one stubborn man before and barely survived the fallout. He’s not sure he can do it again.

Dominic Voss is a protector. The police badge he wears is not only his job, it’s his identity, so when he’s sidelined because of an injury, the only thing he cares about is getting back on the force. He expects Lando to mend his body, he just doesn’t realize the trainer will also have him working toward a hell of a lot more. As attraction simmers and flares, Dom sees that Lando needs repair of his own...if only the man will let him close enough to mend what's broken.

I have read all of the Marked Men series and have been looking forward to the Saints of Denver series.  Leveled was a perfect bridge between the two books.  It involves Dom, who is Royal's best friend and partner.  He is recovering from his accident while on duty.  He agrees to see Lando for physical therapy to try to get him back to work sooner.  Lando was Remy's boyfriend before he was killed in a car accident and is very close to Rule and Rome, Remy's brothers.  Complex, I know but if you have been following the series, you won't have any problem catching up.

I enjoyed this novella.  I really enjoyed getting to know both guys a lot more since they weren't really fleshed out in the previous books.  I also thought they fit each other very well. I found myself rooting for them until the end.  My only complaint is that I would have liked a longer story.  But, I often feel that way about novellas like this.  If you haven't read the Marked Men series, I highly recommend it.  In fact, start with Rule.  You won't be sorry!  

No comments: