Monday, November 6, 2017

Watch Point by Cecilia Tan


Title: Watch Point
Author: Cecilia Tan
My Rating: A-

Genre: Erotic Romance (m/m)
Series: Stolen Moments #2
Main Characters: Eric and Aiden
Release Date: November 2017
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
Eric Sakai-Johnson joined the Navy SEALs to protect his country and the people he loves. After discharge, he finds himself relegated to protecting big pharma billionaire Aiden Milford from assassination attempts and kidnapping. Until Aiden reneges on a promise, fires Eric, and lets Eric’s mother die with millions of dollars in medical debt.

Now Eric is the kidnapper. Snatching Aiden’s twenty-two-year-old son, Chase, for a multi-million-dollar ransom is the only way to get justice. It’s time for Aiden to learn what it’s like when someone you love is at the mercy of forces beyond your control. Eric has it all planned out. The one thing he didn’t plan for is the intense erotic spark between him and Chase.
Chase has been chafing under his father’s autocratic control. A gay hookup app has been his only ticket to rebellion—to clandestine moments of freedom, excitement, and danger. Now it’s his ticket to a deep connection and amazing sex with his “captor.” On the rocky island where they’re sequestered, Chase finds Eric to be everything he wants in a man: quiet, strong, capable, and honorable . . . until he finds out he’s been captured for real. 

My Review:
This book is not going to be for everyone just because Eric is breaking the law, but I really, really enjoyed it. This was my first time reading Cecilia Tan so I had no idea what to expect, but I read the entire book in one day because it was so well-written and riveting. 

Eric was a SEAL with an interesting relationship with his team. That whole story isn't part of the book, but it was in there with hints and glimpses throughout. Now, I'm dying to know what happened to the other three guys. Will there be more to come? I hope so. 

But I'm getting off track. After Eric was kicked out of the Navy for being gay (this was before DADT) he took a security job for Aiden's father, even put himself in front of a bullet for him. But as a HUGE homophobe, Aiden's dad fired him when he found out that Aiden was gay and took away all the medical care that he'd been given to Aiden's mother, who had cancer. His mother died and now he has $4 million dollars of medical debt that he can't pay. Now Aiden is out for revenge. 

So, he kidnaps 22 yo Aiden. Aiden has no idea what's going on. He thinks this is all just a really hot, kinky hook up. This guy is so repressed and has had so little opportunity to explore that he truly is up for anything. It hurt my heart at just how much Aiden 'needed'. He lives with his father who has systematically controlled Aiden since birth. My heart hurt for him so much, but the amazing thing is...even with his upbringing, Aiden is a really good guy. It's just a miracle he hasn't been really hurt by one of his hook-ups when it's obvious how needy he is. 

The twists and turns in the story were really good. I liked the two guys together. Despite all the really bizarre circumstances that brought them here, they complement one another and I liked both of them. They truly are a perfect match. I loved getting to watch Cecilia Tan unravel the mess that Eric made of their relationship. 

It was a great book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

1 comment:

Vanessa Romano said...

I just saw this one on NG. I think I need to read it. That blurb. Using an app to kidnap someone who thinks its a fun hookup.