Compromised by Ethan Stone ~ Review by Brandilyn

We recently had the pleasure of hosting the fabulous Ethan Stone here on Prism Book Alliance.  I had planned to use that guest appearance as an excuse to finally read a little book of his that I have had sitting in my eLibrary for a while.  That book is Compromised, and it is the first in his prison guard series, Uniformity.

compromised_800Title: Compromised (Uniformity #1)

Author: Ethan Stone

Publisher: Totally Bound

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

Book One in the Uniformity series.

Kash never thought he’d find true love working at a maximum security prison, but that’s exactly what happens.

Correctional Officer Daniel “Kash” Kashaveroff is single, gay and working at a maximum security prison in a small town in Nevada. Not the best job or town in which to meet men. He wants to fall in love again but isn’t actively looking.

Then he begins working with a new partner, Zane Davis, and his life is turned upside down. Kash is attracted to Zane but isn’t sure the sexy man plays for his team. When the gay or not mystery is solved, Zane and Kash begin a relationship that starts as friends-with-benefits but soon becomes a committed one.

Zane is bisexual and as much as he cares for Kash, he is still drawn to women. The attraction to the fairer sex creates problems in the relationship but Kash is committed to making it work.

While dealing with his relationship issues, Kash also becomes friends with an inmate named Cody Ives. Becoming personally involved with an inmate is against the rules, but Kash believes in the young man’s innocence and insists on proving it.

My View

Compromised sucked me in from the beginning.  There was just something about Kash that made my heart hurt for him.  He was real… in a job he hated, always falling for the wrong man, not able to be honest because of the world in which he lived.  I just wanted better for him from the start.

There is a mystery background in Compromised, but it was only that, the background.  More precisely, a means to an end.  The main story was Kash finding his way in the world.  The author has said this is a very special story because there are personal elements in it.  I think that fact, in and of itself, leads to a much more emotional experience upon reading.  You can see how much he cares for these characters.  I appreciate the fact that these characters all struggle with themselves.  Nothing comes easy to them, but the inherent conflict does not feel manufactured.

The secondary characters were also interesting and worthy of love. I am interested in the rest of the series.  Actually, I am currently reading the second book in the series, Damaged.

Buy Links:

Totally Bound
Amazon
All Romance eBooks

 

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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