Reviewed by Tammy
SERIES: Demon Elite #9
AUTHOR: April Kelley
PUBLISHER: eXtasy Books
LENGTH: 100 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 20, 2017
Even if Webb wanted a May-December romance to work, it might be too late if he can’t win Dario’s trust again.
Dario Navarro is a twenty-four-year-old man who has taken care of his ill mother his entire life. When his mother’s illness gets to be too much and he has to put her in a nursing home, rediscovering himself turns out to be harder than it seems. All he wants is someone to rely on, who has his back. He’d thought maybe Webb could be that person, but Webb’s issues with their age difference stand in the way.
Webb Benbow has been assigned the task of watching over Dario and his mother for Creed whilst he took his boyfriend to safety so that their ex-boss Victoria Mize couldn’t get to them. Unfortunately, Webb has become infatuated with Dario which isn’t good because he is almost 20 years older than him and his feelings make Webb feel like a dirty old man, not to mention the fact that Creed practically raised Dario!
Dario is certain he’s falling in love with Webb but he’s sick to death of the way Webb constantly calls him kid, then he catches Webb watching and staring at him all the time. Things come to a head when Dario’s mother becomes violent again after Webb has returned to the Lakehouse and Webb refuses to answer is phone thinking Dario is only calling to flirt with him. In the end, Dario must call Creed to send someone to help him because their mother is totally out of control this time. Dario must face the fact that the time has come to put his mother in a nursing home as he can no longer control her when she attacks him in one of her moods.
Webb is devastated when he finds out about Dario and Creed’s mother and must work hard to get Dario to even talk to him. After Webb, has talked to Creed and explained his feelings for Dario, Creed gives his blessing and Webb decides to give a relationship with Dario a chance. It’s not easy for either of them, Dario must forgive Webb for not being there for him and Webb must get over the “age thing”, all the while attempting to capture Victoria Mize and destroy her sex-slave ring. April’s Demon Elite series is heating up exponentially and I can’t wait for the next instalment. I have no hesitation in recommending Webb and Demon Elite series to all m/m, crime/mystery romance lovers.