Crashing Blue by Della Boynton ~ Book Review by Queue

CrashingTitle: Crashing Blue

Author: Della Boynton

Publisher: Loose Id

Cover Artist: Syneca Featherstone

Rating: 3.25 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 01/26/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Winter Holiday

Blurb:

Francisco Cabot is an undercover narc for the police. Having lived his entire life on the underbelly of society, he’s the perfect man to infiltrate hardcore gangs, gather bulletproof evidence against them, and make certain their bosses spend a lifetime behind bars. He hides a dark secret, though, that causes him to harbor a ravening hunger for revenge that not even his long list of successes can quench. But a man can only live with revenge and the refuse of humanity for so long, before not even his fantasies of innocents and his ideals are enough to light the growing darkness in his soul.

The last man Cabot expects to save him from that darkness is Christopher Caldwell, the son of the biggest drug king in the city and the man Cabot has been sent to destroy. Falling in love with the enemy was never the plan, but when Christopher begs Cabot to leave everything behind to be with him, Cabot finds himself longing to do just that. His life of violence, gangs, and slums can’t be left behind so easily, though; they’ll be lucky to make it out alive.

My View:

I’m a sucker for crime and suspense stories especially if they’re interwoven with a strong romance. This book excelled at the crime drama but I felt the romance was a little lacking.

Francisco Cabot is a cop who has been undercover for so long he has trouble separating the fake him from the real him. After one case he is determined to rescue a mobster’s male whore named Snow. In order to get to him he worms his way back into the crime scene.

There was some parts of the plot that seemed confusing, but I looked past it because of the well-written action.

Cabot ends up falling for Christopher Caldwell, the son of the city’s biggest criminal. They were hot together but I never felt any real emotions between them. Were they in love? I suppose so, based on what they do for each other. However, I never really felt the emotions.

I enjoyed the various twists and turns throughout and was thrilled there was an HEA, considering I wasn’t sure that would be possible.

Links

Crashing Blue on Goodreads
Loose Id
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

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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