Reviewed by Kimberley
TITLE: Evan Sent
AUTHOR: J.P. Bowie
PUBLISHER: Pride Publishing
LENGTH: 152 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 30, 2017
BLURB: Fiction and reality become intertwined when a young movie actor playing the role of a detective finds himself in a real-life drama that threatens to bring a sudden end to his career.
Evan Ericson is young and beautiful, a former fashion model and a gifted actor. When he is offered the role of a detective in a new film noir indie movie, he jumps at the chance, certain that this is his opportunity to leave behind the notoriety of appearing in porn movies and his dependence on drugs.
Mark Henderson is an out-of-work actor searching for his big break. When, by sheer chance, he lands a part in a new indie movie, he can’t believe his luck. Nor can he believe it when he meets Evan Ericson. Sparks fly at their first encounter. When rehearsing their roles, Mark’s world is rocked by Evan’s kiss and a new Hollywood romance is born.
But things thought long buried in the past have a nasty habit of rearing their ugly heads, and being stalked and threatened by a manic drug dealer is not something either Evan or Mark envisaged in their future together. Will Hollywood magic be enough to keep them safe or will Evan’s bad-boy reputation tear them apart?
Evan, a beautiful actor with a rising start thought that he had finally made it, that his hard work, dedication and his determination to leave his troubled past behind him had finally paid off. He’s landed a leading roll in a movie and meets a man (his co-star) that he’s thinking he wants to pursue a relationship with. But of course, life has a way of throwing a wrench in the most carefully laid out plans for the future when the dirt from Evan’s past catches up with him.
Mark’s luck was an out of work actor who’s gotten the chance of a lifetime to act in a movie alongside a gorgeous leading man. Sparks fly between the two but like the movies, the journey to their happily ever after is filled with real life drama.
I’ve only read this author’s paranormal books and even though his vampire books are my favorites, I loved this one just as much. This author is definitely no one trick wonder. His contemporary work is just as fabulous as his paranormal ones. His characters, dialog and storylines are just as engaging; the quality just as excellent.
The author takes you on a journey that draws you into these men’s lives. These characters and their life’s experiences are written in a way that makes you care about them. That is the sign of a truly talented author when that happens.
I found myself rooting for Evan and Mark. It’s not everyone that deserves a second chance when they make mistakes in their pasts. Some truly deserves the bad karma they get from their past actions/mistakes but if anyone deserved their happy ending it was Evan and Mark.
I absolutely loved this story from the first page to the last. The story is well written with the high quality you would expect from this author.
I definitely recommend this book.