Reviewed by Dan
TITLE: Identity Crisis
SERIES: Serve and Protect Series (Book 3)
AUTHOR: Shelly Connors
PUBLISHER: Publish Green
LENGTH: 152 Pages
RELEASE DATE: August 23, 2016
Sometimes, you can’t outrun your past.
Twins, Kolby and Kaleb Bailey think they have finally found ease in their new life and the men they love. They own a highly successful restaurant and have made great friends. Previously plagued with tragedy, the twin’s relationships with Detectives, R.J. Kennedy and Dean Davis, have only become stronger. That is until Kaleb’s ex, Dominick Futaro, sees him on television attending a hockey game and vows revenge. Dominick teams up with Kolby’s abusive ex-husband and together they hunt down the twins. When someone who is all too familiar with the Bailey’s history comes to their restaurant, the twins decide it’s time to run. Burying the past, may cost them their future. The detectives are not willing to give up on their relationships. Soliciting the help of Here To Serve bouncers, they go after their lovers. Little do R.J. and Dean realize, going after what they care about most, may cost them even more.
I was super happy to receive this book for review. I’ve been in love with the author’s writing since I read the first book in the series, and let me tell you, book three didn’t disappoint one bit.
We’re back with the whole crew from the first two books. Everyone is back in New York State, and events are obviously building towards a conclusion. When the book starts out a guy that was put in jail due to Kaleb’s testimony has just discovered where Kaleb and his twin sister Kolby are. That man, Dominick, has been searching for the two but because they are in the Witness Protection program, he had no clue on where they were.
Then Dominick’s current boy toy saw the two on television, during a televised game for the Rockville Renegades hockey team. Dominick and his man contact Kolby’s ex-husband, who is another bottom feeder. He is also hell bent on revenge and he joins the other two men on their trip to New York to put things right.
They don’t plan on the two detectives that Kolby and Kaleb are involved with though. Nor does anyone on either side realize just how well ‘trained’ one of the bouncers is…nor does anyone know that bouncer’s true background.
The writing on this one was pretty darn flawless. The world building and character develop were spot on. I particularly liked the restaurant that the twins owned and wish it were real so I could go experience it in person! One of the things I’ve liked the best about Ms. Connors’ books is that the gay characters are just characters. The twins in these stories are a man and a woman. They both have love interests, they both have their stories within these stories and it just all seems like the real world. There isn’t a lot of sex on the m/f side, as that is mostly off-screen for the squeamish. But none of the main foursome are background characters. They all read as real.
I highly recommend this book and the entire three book series. In my opinion, you should definitely start with book one and read them in order for continuity. Be prepared though, I had a hard time putting each one down once I started it, and in the case of this last one, I read it straight through on a Sunday morning. I didn’t even stop for coffee! And anyone that knows me will tell you…that doesn’t happen! I gave up coffee for a few months last year…it was the worst few months of my life…lol.
Pick this book and the series up. You can thank me later.