Tin Man by Lisa Henry and Heidi Belleau ~ Book Review by Teresa

TinManTitle: Tin Man

Author: Lisa Henry and Heidi Belleau

Publisher: Riptide

Cover Artist: L.C. Chase

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 07/20/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Apocalyptic/dystopian, M/M Romance


Petty thief Ashoka “Ace” King knows better than to get in the way of Tophet’s Anti-Terrorist Unit. Rightfully feared in Tophet’s crime-ridden underbelly, a face-to-face encounter with an ATU is almost certainly a death sentence. But Ace has never been one to follow the rules.

Soren Lau might be an ATU rookie, but he’s not naive enough to believe everything his superiors tell him. Then again, he’s not stupid enough to disobey them, either. If he doesn’t shoot and kill as ordered, he might be next on their list.

But when Soren meets Ace, a moment’s hesitation is all it takes to put both their lives on the line. They don’t know each other, they don’t trust each other, and there’s no way in hell they can both walk away from this alive. But with suspicion and mortal danger mounting against both of them—and the forbidden attraction blazing between them—there’s nothing they can do but try.

My View:

What to say about Tin Man? How about: Omg! The book just ended!! I mean… Yeah, it was kind of a happily for now ending (depending on your definition of happy), but there is so much more story there!!!! I need more of the story! Okay, now that I have the exclamation points out of the way, we can talk more rationally.

What we do get of the story is good, dark and gritty with lots of moral ambiguity. All lines are grey and it’s pretty clear the government is not one of the good guys. Ace is just scraping by and Soren is starting to question the “truths” that he knows when they meet. I loved the chemistry between the two. I enjoyed the world and the world building. This is the first book I’ve read in this universe and I definitely want to read more.

It would have been a 5 star read except that it ended too soon. There just wasn’t enough there for me to be satisfied. The writing was great though, easy to read and I was captivated by the story. Please, please, pretty please write a sequel to Ace and Soren’s story ladies!!


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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.

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