The Walls of Troy by L.A. Witt ~ Book Review by Josie Goodreads

The-Walls-of-Troy Title: The Walls of Troy

Author: L.A. Witt

Publisher: Samhain

Cover Artist: Angela Waters

Rating: 4.50 of 5 Stars

Blurb:

Just when the pieces begin to add up, danger blows them all apart…

MA1 Iskander Ayhan’s orders are simple: stay with Admiral Dalton’s son as a plainclothes bodyguard while the kid attends university classes. So typical—a high-ranking officer abusing Navy resources for unnecessary security.

It isn’t long before Iskander realizes there’s more to his assignment than protecting the kid from benign harassment by homophobic classmates. Behind those piercings, eyeliner, and bad attitude, Troy Dalton is scared. Truly, deeply, scared.

Troy is indeed hiding something. Iskander is the only one who’s ever taken his fears seriously, which gives him hope. Yet Troy isn’t sure one lone, armed-to-the-teeth bodyguard is enough to keep him safe, especially since he can’t risk telling Iskander the truth.

As Iskander slowly gains Troy’s trust, the walls start coming down. And before they know it, the warmth between them explodes into real heat. Until suddenly Iskander realizes he’s a magnet for danger, not a shield.
Now he doesn’t know how to keep Troy safe—stay close, or get as far away from him as possible.

Josie Goodreads’s View:

Master at Arms Iskander Ayhan wants to be a naval officer. After 15 years as a cop in the service he thinks a bit of protection detail might help when and if he applies to officer candi-date school. He hoped he’d be protecting an Admiral, someone of importance and with a bit of clout, he certainly didn’t expect to be going back school to protect a scared and traumatized young man.

Troy Dalton, the son of a 2 star Admiral, has been the victim of some homophobic harass-ment, or at least that’s what Iskander is told, he soon realizes there’s much more to it than that, only no one will tell him what’s going on. It doesn’t take him long to realize the brash outwardly confident young man is putting on an act, under the goth like war paint Troy is terrified and when the panic attacks start Iskander realizes that t Troy is actually suffering from PTSD, but he can’t get Troy to confide in him, to tell him why.

Can Iskander keep Troy safe in an unknown situation? And will the developing feelings be-tween them be a hindrance or an asset?

From the first page the Walls of Troy has an intense dark edge that mirrors its cover. I was hooked and couldn’t put it down. I really liked Iskander, he’s a candid and straightforward man, he doesn’t like scouting around in the dark and the unknown, and once he realizes how he feels about Troy he fights the attraction tooth and nail, understanding the fine line he’d be crossing, and even though he gave in in the end I saw in Iskander a strength of character I admired. Troy was quite sweet, with a devil may care inner attitude and a formidable force of will. He comes over as a vulnerable and scared young man who’s simply trying to protect those he loves at his own expense.

The story is a slow burn, but it’s tense and exciting with it, the forbidden attraction between Iskander and Troy giving it a dangerous feel, and it’s not until half way through that the ac-tion really starts to take off. From the first page I was on the edge of my seat not wanting anything to interrupt my reading and once Iskander and Troy got down to it the sex it was explosive and hot giving the whole story a very addictive vibe. The addition of an epilogue that hints of a HEA was icing on the cake.

The Walls of Troy is perfect for anyone who likes their romances served with a hint of dan-ger. I highly recommended it.

Buy Links

Samhain
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble
Kobo US
Kobo UK

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

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,

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