Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Collateral Damage
AUTHOR: J.T. Cheyanne
PUBLISHER: Self Pub
LENGTH: 269 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 31st, 2016
Fleeing the questions and horrific memories in Miami-Dade, Trevor Garrett accepts a deputy position in the small town of Rolling Fork, Mississippi. Plagued by anxiety attacks and an abhorrence to being touched, Trevor rebuffs his best friend’s attempts to set him up. He has no desire for any type of relationship; until the local golden boy strolls into his line of sight at the neighborhood dive…
Logan Andrews just wants to take care of his mama. After years of serving his country in the Army Special Forces, Logan resigns when he learns his mother is suffering from advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease. A night out with old friends turns heated when the newest deputy in town catches his attention…
When a sexually deviant killer sets his sights on the gay men in the area, Trevor is assigned the case. In a wicked twist, all evidence points to Logan. Can Trevor’s past be repeating itself? In a race against a killer, Trevor struggles to overcome his own insecurities and clear the man whose touch sets him on fire. Will he succeed or will their budding relationship become Collateral Damage?
I probably let out a “WTF?!?!?” during several significant parts of this book. There were so many unbelievable, over the top dramatic moments that you couldn’t help but be sucked right in. I found myself on the edge of my seat thinking, what kind of craziness is going to happen next. While reading this story you will say to yourself, “well that’s never going to happen.” But keep reading, because it does…it all DOES happen in this book. I know that’s incredibly allusive but there are so many mysteries and surprises that I really don’t want to give anything away.
Trevor Garrett came to the small Mississippi town after a horrific betrayal. The last thing he wants or needs is to be caught up in someone again. So, when the local “golden boy” takes a shine to him, he lets him know that a relationship is the last thing he wants or needs.
The attraction between the two ignites and with it a murder-mystery develops.
As everything unfolds you’re again left with, huh? What? How, types of feelings.
Another thing that baffled me was Trevor’s emotional scars. At the end of the story I was left with….well, was he or wasn’t he? If you read the book you’ll understand. For me that whole scene wasn’t clear.
There were a lot of scenes that weren’t clear.
This isn’t a great story, in my opinion, but it wasn’t awful. The writing was bearable but the editing was atrocious absolutely terrible. There were even parts where characters names got switched.
I enjoyed the Kosovo 1999 parts that were in this story. I didn’t think I was going to enjoy the jumping back and forth but it worked well here.
Overall…this was just ok for me.