Title: Dumping Las Vegas
Publisher: Wilde City
Rating: 4.0 of 5 Stars
When Jerry Peterson’s brother Mike begs for help in paying off a Las Vegas gambling debt, Jerry reluctantly travels to the city he loathes. Things are even worse than he expected—his brother is being held hostage until the debt is paid. Taylor Maitland is in Vegas writing an article on compulsive gambling, an addiction his father was unable to free himself from. When the two men meet, Taylor offers to help Jerry locate his brother and negotiate with the captors. Despite the series of violent events that screw up their plans and have them dogged by two homicidal thugs, Jerry and Taylor are drawn together by their mutual attraction for one another, even finding time in between narrow escapes, to indulge in some hot man lovin’!
To be truthful, Mike is the brother from hell, as he has a gambling addiction and seems to be contacting his brother Jerry more and more for large sums of money to pay debts. This is a crime story, as brother Mike finally borrows a lot of money from the wrong people. Saving his brother and getting him out of debt brings Jerry in close contact with a very altruistic man, Taylor Maitland. Together they have a real adventure complete with big violent, bad guys and organised crime. Taylor is writing an article about compulsive gamblers,which makes him very useful in Las Vegas as he has inside knowledge of the Hotels and knowledge of the habits of gamblers. Taylor and Jerry are immediately attracted to each other and share childhoods that include Fathers with addictions. These two have a lot of sex and very hot it is, but it reminded me of the films where people are in great peril, so they snog and have sex at inappropriate times. Maybe it’s me but if I’m in fear for my life I don’t want to take off my boots let alone have penetrative sex, guess I’m missing out!
There is something very masculine about this author’s writing, it is gritty and the sex scenes are many and frantic. There are endearing moments because the main protagonists aren’t suddenly ultra brave heroes but normal guys who get scared, fed up and jumpy. The editing is really good and it ensures the story keeps up a good pace and there are no typos or grammar errors to throw you out of the story. As the main protagonists are a Real Estate Agent and a Journalist the story doesn’t get bogged down with procedural scenes that crime stories, involving the police, can suffer from.
This novella is fun, has a good plot and likeable interesting characters.
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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