Lab Rat’s Love by Ana J Phoenix ~ Book Review by Caroline

22574060 Title: Lab Rat’s Love

Author: Ana J Phoenix

Publisher: Loose Id

Cover Artist:

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

When Nex blows all his money on drugs and gambling, Kane offers to pay off his debts. But his generosity comes at a price: Nex has to become his lab rat. Kane’s company has developed a sex chip, and Nex is the only eligible test candidate.

Nex doesn’t mind having kinky sex with a drop-dead gorgeous CEO for testing purposes. Even less so when Kane turns out to be all Nex ever wanted in a Dom and in a boyfriend. There’s only one problem. Kane used to live with Nex’s deceased twin, someone who Kane may still be hung up on, even if he denies it.

Still, Nex wants Kane, and he knows there’s only one way to get him: kick the drugs and stay clean — before his addiction ruins the experiment and their budding relationship.

My View:

New author, intriguing blurb and hot cover….did the story match up? Hell Yeah!!

Styx and Nex are twins separated at a young age after years of abuse that ultimately killed their mother. Styx is clever to the point of genius and takes on the roll of looking after Nex, until the authorities feel that Nex needs to stop relying on his brother and they end up living without each other. Styx goes on to have a fairly successful life building his own sex toys business with partner and occasional fuck buddy Kane. Nex doesn’t fare so well ending up using drugs and gambling away any money he has from working a dead end job.

When Styx is left dead after a car accident Kane meets his twin for the first time and is stunned and confused as to how his best friend kept this part of his life from him for so many years.

Before Styx died he and Kane were working on a ‘sex chip’ that when implanted into your brain increases everything about sexual experiences. As the prototype was set up with Styx in mind who better to take his place than a man who shares his DNA. Kane offers Nex a deal he can’t refuse and Nex has no problem having kinky sex with the sexy man for a few weeks and embracing his submissive side with someone who is strong enough to handle him.

Although we never get to meet Styx he plays a huge part in this story. Nothing is quite as it seems and he would have to be labelled the master manipulator. Letters from the grave will haunt the two men and further complicate a new relationship that starts out as a business deal but rapidly leads to more. One of these messages will tip Nex overboard and send him spiralling back to his old life with dire circumstances for both he and Kane.

Buy Links

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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
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