Book Reviews

Tattooed & Taken (Special Operations 2) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Officers of the Law / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 21-March-2013

Book Blurb

Deputy Robby Harrison wanted Wren Crivello from the moment they met, but no matter how hard he tries, Wren seems to only want to be friends. When Robby gets fired from his job by his brother, he suddenly realizes he’s chasing after a lost cause. In a fit of anger and depression, Robby ties one on at the local bar, only to wake the next morning in bed with a naked woman. Totally freaked out, Robby runs only to end up in the arms of the very man he was trying to forget.

Warned away from Robby six months ago, Wren tried to let things take their natural course. When Robby arrives home after being missing for hours, Wren loses the tight grip he had on his control. What follows is a wild ride that neither of them have any desire to stop.

When the dust settles, Wren is overjoyed that Robby is finally his. But someone else thinks that Robby belongs to them and they will do anything, including threaten Robby’s family, to keep Wren and Robby apart. The marine motto is "When everyone runs from danger, marines run towards it," and Wren has every intention of facing the danger head-on. He just has to keep Robby alive long enough to discover who is after him and why.

Book Review

To my great delight, this is Robby's story. I'd been looking forward to it ever since this younger brother of John Henry appeared in the first book, and I wasn’t disappointed. As with the first book in this series, the characters and the story are very hot, there is quite a bit of action, and the mystery around "who did it" was nicely developed and solved.

Robby has a rather tough time of it. The man he admires keeps his distance, and seems to ignore any and all moves to become more than a friend. John Henry (his elder brother, from book one) treats him like a little brother, but a clueless one. And then John Henry fires him. Robby goes on a bender, just wanting to forget it all for a few hours, but rather than help, it makes the situation a lot worse!

Wren starts out as a bit of an idiot. Yes, he listens to John Henry's advice, and tries to do the best thing for Robby, but he must have noticed Robby's desperation to get closer to him. And to still hold out on the man, then go all macho on him? That was a bit much for me. Luckily, he redeems himself – with Robb's help, since he keeps reminding Wren about the truth.

If you like books about men who are just made for each other, if you enjoy the macho partner being taken down a peg, by a man who is able to stand up and make the guy listen, and if you're looking for a sweet, hot read, then you will probably like this book.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 154 pags/44662 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-February-2013
Price $5.50 ebook
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