Copping an Attitude is the second book in Morticia Knight’s Sin City Uniforms series. The first title, All Fired Up, was reviewed by our very own Leisa.
Author: Morticia Knight
Publisher: Totally Bound
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Book Two in the Sin City Uniforms series
Vegas is filled with human cast-offs, yet officer Parker McLean sees something special in hustler Slade Wolfgang. Unfortunately, so does Slade’s pimp who wants to sell him overseas in the sex trade.
Hustler Slade Wolfgang has little choice over his fate. At the age of twenty, he’s had to survive any way he can since being thrown out of his home for being gay. As soon as he hit Vegas, Slade was lured into the hopeless world of prostitution where he’s become a virtual prisoner to his pimp, the ruthless Julio Estevez. His evil keeper has even threatened to sell Slade overseas as a sex slave.
It’s another typical night on the Strip when Parker comes across Slade. His heart breaks every time he sees someone so young being exploited. Something in Slade’s eyes tells Parker the young man might be in real trouble though—especially after the recent spate of sex worker killings from a rival prostitution ring.
The two men’s lives become intertwined when Slade is almost beaten to death. The danger grows, but so does the relationship between Parker and Slade. Parker helps Slade to heal from the horrific attack and their bond deepens. But the human traffickers are still out there—and they’re still looking for Slade.
My first every Morticia Knight books was book one in her Uniform Encounters series. To say I was underwhelmed would be putting it lightly. It started out well enough, but about half-way through it just died. It lost all plot, characterization, and interest. After that experience, I have passed over every Morticia Knight book that has crossed my path. However, she still sells, so I knew she had an audience. I finally decided to give her a second chance with All Fired Up from her Sin City Uniforms series. I am glad I did. I won’t say that she is suddenly a favorite author or that I will devour everything she writes. I will say I enjoyed the tension and storyline in All Fired Up enough to give the second book in the series a try. Sadly, I didn’t like the second book quite as much, but it is still a far cry from my first MK experience and a worthy read. While the sex was important, it didn’t overpower the rest of the book as I often find with Totally Bound stories. I genuinely liked Slade. However, I never understood Parker’s attraction to the rentboy. I was never comfortable with them as a couple. As such everything else was tainted. I appreciated that there was a plot outside of their attraction to each other. It was a bit transparent, but action and tension-filled enough to keep my interest. No loose ends are left, but a couple of potential main characters for future books are introduced. I also appreciated that we got a peak into the future of the main characters. If you are a Morticia Knight fan, you will want to pick this one up. If you aren’t start with All Fired Up, first, but you might still enjoy this one.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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