Author: Lisa Worrall
Publisher: Self Published
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Detectives Scott Turner and Will Harrison are sent undercover after an apparent murder/suicide in Laurel Heights, an exclusive gay housing community. Will the two closeted officers be able to hide their attraction while each believing the other is straight? And is there a killer amongst them waiting to claim his next victim?
CONTENT ADVISORY: This title includes scenes of dubious consent.
Hot and frustrating and wonderful. The first three words that come to mind when I think about Laurel Heights by Lisa Worrall. Laurel Heights is actually one of the first M/M books that pinged my radar. It stayed on my wishlist forever and then when I finally purchased it; it languished on my ever-growing TBR pile. I know you know NOTHING about that, do you? 😉 I kept finding reasons to dust if off and put it on my eReader… and then reasons to wait… The latest reason to wait was the impending release of Laurel Heights 2. With the recent release of LH2, it was time finally to give into myself and read Laurel Heights. I am oh so glad that I did.
Please note, I read the original version of Laurel Heights… who know the one from that publisher that shall not be named. As such, I am completely going to ignore any editing or proofreading mistakes I may or may not have encountered. The currently available release has been re-edited.
Scott and Will can’t stand each other. They spend their days as White Plains homicide detectives sniping at each other, trying to one-up the other, and bragging about the women in their beds. The only problem is that neither of them actually HAVE women in their beds. Hell, they barely have men in their beds.
After spending much energy pretending to be the manliest men around, “straight” detectives Scott and Will are assigned to go undercover in a close-knit gay community. A community known to host orgies and alternative sexual practices. A community where the term personal space has no meaning.
If you can get past the premise of how these two detectives come together and just enjoy the ride when they come together, you are in for a treat. There is so much sexual tension between Will & Scott for the first half of the book that you know it will explode when they finally come together. Whenever they are together, whether fighting or fucking, there is a chemistry that can not be denied. There is also a sweetness and a shared need between the two men that tempers the passion nicely.
Add to the powerful love/lust story a satisfying who killed Jon and Cory mystery full of twists and red herrings, I was left wanting more Will & Scott… when I finished the book at 1am…
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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