My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: ARC provided via NetGalley
Publication Date: September 24th 2015
Point of View: 3rd Person (Sorren and Micah)
Genres & Themes: M/M Romance, LGBTQA+, Erotica, BDSM
The Stripper Ripper is stalking the streets of New York City, preying on male strippers, and the press is making mincemeat of a helpless police force.
In desperation, the police refer the serial killer’s case to the Slayers, a team of enhanced, undercover super soldiers. The commander of the Slayers puts his team on the streets to watch over the Ripper’s favorite targets.
One of these targets is Micah, a twink stripper and a desirable sub. Micah’s baby sitter is one of the newest members of the Slayers, Sorren, as cold-blooded an assassin as they come, and the last person you’d expect to harbor feelings for his charge.
True to form, Sorren is as surprised as anyone at his new infatuation, but Micah is hiding something. Will Micah learn to trust his protector, or is he destined to be the next victim on the Stripper Ripper’s list?
“Do you think because I strip for a living, I should just deal with attempted rape, because I tell you that’s what most have on their minds.”
Incidentally, whilst I was reading this book, on a Friday afternoon I found myself watching LMN’s movies, which was on the subject on stalking. By the end of the movie, I was wreck right behind the main character. It was thrilling and horrible, and tight-grip-can’t-stop-watching kind of movie. So, with that thrilling and on the edge of my seat feeling I delved right back into this book but I didn’t get the same feeling. There was no suspense and out of your mind, life slowly slipping out of your hands feeling. I wasn’t disappointed, but I did feel a bit on the air, like I needed more. A bit anti-climatic, if anything.
The whole “Stripper Ripper” enticed me, don’t question it. And then we have this sourly, cold-blooded assassin taking care of him and we have a recipe for delicious sexual tension. Did we get it? Hmmmm, on the fence on that one. It ran a bit hot-and-cold.
What I did like, but did throw me, was the whole robotics, sci-fi part to the story. I loved it, and I did not expect it. Perhaps I’m the only one on this but I love any sci-fi twist to books.
I did have some quibbles with the books particularly the others characters and members of the club, a bit too much hand hitting the table for me and their attitudes were unwarranted. Despite all that it was a quick read and it was entertaining whilst reading.