Book Reviews

Starry Knight (City Knight 3) by T.A. Webb at A Bear on Books

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 24-June-2013

Book Blurb

What happens when two broken men collide?

Marcus Prater has spent the last two years of his life existing, ignoring his friends and family because remembering hurts too much. Benjamin Danvers, running from ghosts of his own, has separated himself emotionally from the world. Neither man needs anyone.

When these two men collide again, one life hangs in the balance. Will it break them, or provide more healing than either man thought possible? Friends come together, brotherhood is confirmed, but will it be enough?

Caution: Yeah, this is the third in the three story cycle so no more nasty cliffhangers. Hot men may have sex, old friends may bond again, and a few tears may be shed. I promise, it was worth the wait. Oh, and look for Marcus and Benjamin again in August

 

Book Review

Often, we don't realize how much someone means to us until we almost lose them. When Marcus literally takes a bullet for his lover, Benjamin, Marcus's old friends Chance, Wick, Zachary, and Archer, rush to his side. With their reunion comes re-affirmation of their feelings and the sense of brotherhood they have always enjoyed; along with that are apologies and promises never to be separated again.

Marcus is an amazing man. As rough and tough as he seems, underneath is a heart of gold. He adores Benjamin and Ben feels the same way about him, but is afraid Marcus won't want him out of his life with all the problems he's caused. Ben blames himself and offers to leave. Marcus makes it abundantly clear that if Ben leaves him, he won't make it.

Ben is overwhelmed and bewildered, not just by having the trauma of Marcus being in the hospital and knowing he's the reason, but by being with the fierce men who are around him. His descriptions of them only enhance the images of them being bad asses with hearts of gold, at least when it comes to Marcus; because Marcus loves him so much, they are struggling to accept Ben as well with the warning that if he hurts Marcus he will regret it. Ben is coming into his own, beginning to realize how much he has opened up to Marcus and how he can't stand the thought of being without him. He's found his heart again and has given it to Marcus for safe-keeping.

Since I haven't read the other stories in the 'Pulp Friction' series, I'm barely familiar with Wick, Chance, Zachary, or Archer; but one thing is blatantly obvious—they would all die for Marcus. Their's is a family bonded, not by blood, but by love. Chance and Wick, in their own way, apologize for letting Marcus drift away from them after his lover, Jeremy's murder, and the other two men seem to echo that sentiment. Their private moments with him are surprisingly emotional and affectionate. For such rough, tough men, they are amazingly nurturing, even taking care of Ben, not because they know him, but because Marcus loves him, which automatically means that he's under the protection of the brotherhood.

This unique love story is intense, raw, and awesome. Ben and Marcus are great characters who through their love are able to heal each other and teach themselves how to forgive, and to be able to love again. I can't think of a more affirming ending; or, a better beginning for these two. I'd recommend this story to anyone who likes their romances on the more realistic side, with lots of action and suspense, while also re-affirming the healing power of love. Thanks, T.A.! I loved it.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 16798 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 13-June-2013
Price $2.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-starryknightcityknight3-1220676-148.html