Book Reviews

Melting Ice 6 by D.J. Manly at eXtasy Books

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Officers of the Law / Erotic Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 30-January-2018

Book Blurb

Quincy Ulverton had always thought of Tyler Richmond as ‘the one’ since high school when he took a chance on a stolen kiss. There was nothing that could separate them.


Then Quincy is sent to jail. Tyler, a police detective, cuts all ties with him without even giving him a chance to explain. But Quincy can't forget him, or their love. So it's no surprise that when Quincy lands in trouble again, his first thought is to contact Tyler, though he's relaxing in a cabin in the woods, out of reach.

Danger soon puts them into an unsteady - and erotic - partnership, and there's more to the story than even Quincy knows. Can true love prevail, even in a hail of bullets?



First Edition published by Mojocastle Press, 2013.


Book Review

A cop, a guy with questionable/shady morals who is in trouble, a remote location, and ever-present danger that increases as the story develops – those are the elements present in every Melting Ice book so far. There are slight variations, and volume six contains one because Tyler, the cop, and Quincy, the apparent criminal, were best friends since high school and used to be lovers. Their history, mainly Tyler’s disappointment in Quincy becoming a criminal and going to prison, stands in their way as much as the threat from Quincy’s past that appears in the form of a gangster out to kill Quincy. Mortal danger, evil machinations, and more than one shocking revelation follow and made this installment of the ‘Melting Ice’ series a joy for me to read.

Quincy has had a raw deal, ending up in prison for helping his brother do something he did not know was illegal. Yes, maybe he should have been more suspicious, asked some questions, but it was his brother! Years later the old issues resurface when Quincy is threatened by a stranger, and the only person Quincy can trust is Tyler.
Tyler has never forgotten Quincy, but he had to break up with a criminal. The disappointment and anger are still very much at the surface, so when Quincy contacts him with some wild story about needing help. Tyler is not exactly welcoming. In fact, he is anything but and does his best to “make Quincy go away” – except Quincy refuses to give up hope.

Even with all the animosity between them, Quincy and Tyler clearly still have a lot of chemistry. Between them fighting the old attraction and the new enemies appearing out of the woodwork they have their hands full. Forgiveness is hard, but as the stress increases and danger surrounds them on all sides, they rediscover some of their old feelings. It’s still not easy for them to figure out where they stand, but at least the yelling at each other stops after a while.

If you like innocent criminals who have the hots for distrustful cops, if you enjoy former lovers getting back together again almost against their better judgment, and if you’re looking for a suspenseful story with some very hot man-on-man action, then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 85 pages/23549 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 03-November-2017
Price $4.99 ebook
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