Hide and Seek by TM Smith ~ Book Review by Caroline

31828330Title: Hide and Seek
Series: All Cocks Stories Book 6

Author: TM Smith

Publisher: TTC Publishing

Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 09/02/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Gay Romance


Dusty Anderson left his hometown in Justin, Texas for the Big Apple not long after graduating high school with dreams of becoming an actor. A year later, no closer to realizing his dream but pretty damn close to being broke, he comes across a flyer in a local gay bar that provides a solution to his dilemma. Six years later, Dusty has all but forgotten his dream to be an actor. The family he gained when he went to work at All Cocks and the job itself are enough for him, for now at least.

David Thompson is barely twenty-one, high on life and starting his second year at NYU as an Art student. Now that he is old enough to enjoy the city’s night life, David finds his first crush at a local hot spot in the village, The Monster Bar. Young love is laid to rest though, when David comes out to his mother and older brother with disastrous results.

A tragic incident at the hands of David’s brother changes the course of all of their lives and brings the two together, but is it coincidence or fate? Regardless of unlikely circumstance, Dusty is inexplicably drawn to David, who suddenly finds himself alone in the world. Protective of David from the start, Dusty realizes his extended family at All Cocks and his best friend Kory will not understand this new relationship. Fearing the worst, Dusty plays a dangerous game of hide and seek, risking everything to keep David safe and sheltered.

But hiding can only last for so long, and David and Dusty aren’t the only ones dealing with uncertainties. The Dimir men find that the one thing they’ve longed for might be within reach and Dusty’s father, Dean, arrives in town unexpectedly with secrets of his own. Truths come out and trust is put to the test. Can the All Cocks family find the happiness they deserve?

This is the 6th book in the All Cocks stories series, the series would read best if read in order, but each book can be read as a standalone story.

My View:

Book 6 in the All Cocks series and we go back to the time when the attack happened at the club.

David Thompson is the younger brother of the man who has left a trail of destruction and death behind him when he attacked the patrons of a local nightclub. He also beat David to within an inch of his life leaving him broken and in a coma for weeks. Why you ask? All because David was honest about who he was and told his brother and mother he was gay.

That night was devastating for the All Cocks boys and leaves deep wounds. Dusty Anderson has been with All Cocks for six years and is at the hospital to give his support to his friends when he discovers who David is and that he’s just a few doors down fighting for his life. Drawn to the badly beaten man he returns to sit out a kind of bedside vigil day after day until finally David wakes up.

David may not know Dusty but he recognises his voice and immediately trusts him. Privately they work well together and Dusty easily makes the distinction between David and his brother but it’s not so easy where the rest of the boys are concerned. Emotions are running strongly and Dusty can only keep David hidden for so long before he has to face the wrath of his friends. Tristan proves once again how strong he is when he agrees to talk to David on a professional, to help gain back his memory, but later on a more personal note.

Dusty and David – they both call each other D and I have to admit I didn’t like it and it confused the hell out of me a lot of the time! This is a good addition to the series and although they weren’t my favourite couple I was rooting for them from the start and was pleased that David finally found love and friendship after putting up with such a cold home life.


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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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