Monday, June 18, 2018

Damage Control by Kate McMurray

Title: Damage Control 
Author: Kate McMurray
My Rating: A

Genre: Romantic Suspense (m/m)
Series: Laws of Attraction #1
Main Characters: Parker and Jackson
Release Date: June 2018
Publisher: Carina Press
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Senate candidate Parker Livingston chose his political dreams over a future with the man he loved. He lives with constant regret about not having Jackson Kane in his life. Or his bed. And when a strange woman is found murdered in Parker’s apartment, Jackson is the only person Parker trusts to help clear his name.

Jackson never forgave Parker for the way their relationship ended. He moved on, built a name for himself as a criminal defense attorney and swore he’d never let heartbreak back in. But when Parker shows up on his doorstep, wild-eyed and handsome and desperate for his help, Jackson can’t say no. Parker is a lot of things, but he’s no murderer.

Forced back together, searching for answers, their attraction returns with a vengeance. Any distraction—personal or professional—could be deadly. The murderer is still at large, and he’s made it clear one of them is his next victim.

This book is approximately 74,000 words

My Review:
This was a new-to-me author and the first book in a series and I'm thrilled that I took a chance on it because I loved this story. It was entertaining and riveting and I didn't hardly put the book down once I started reading it. 

This is a second chance at love story. Parker and Jackson were exclusive for 8 years, but Parker dumped Jackson for his career. See, Parker has political aspirations that don't fit with him being gay. He's a republican.

*gasps heard round the m/m world*...I know, I know. Parker is sometimes a hard character to like. First of all, because he totally dumped Jackson for the wrong reasons, but also because of his politics. (Don't worry...Jackson doesn't necessarily agree with Parker's politics either.)

But love should ascend political beliefs, shouldn't it? It's a difficult call because a person's politics say a lot about who they truly are. But all that aside, for this review, I'm going to focus on the romantic relationship...

Because for these guys, neither one of them ever really got over their love for one another. They learned how to carry on, but once they get around one another again, those same emotions flare up. 

So, what brings them together? Parker is running for Senate, but he's also the prime suspect in a murder. Jackson just happens to be the best defense lawyer Parker knows, so he turns to him for help and suddenly they're doing everything together again.

Like I said, I really liked this one...and I'm definitely looking forward to more. The author gave hints at who the next couple might be and I am so excited about the possibilities that story line might entail. 

I definitely recommend this one in the meantime!

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

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