Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: A Matter of Courage
SERIES: Hong Kong Nights #2
AUTHOR: J.C. Long
PUBLISHER: NineStar Press
LENGTH: 300 Pages
RELEASE DATE: September 4th, 2017
Winston Chang has spent much of his young life admiring the Dragons who have kept his area safe and fought off the gangs that would bring violence to their area. Now that he’s an adult, he wants nothing more than to join the Dragons and live up to those standards.
The opportunity presents itself when his passion and knowledge of cars is just what the Dragons need. One of their own has been killed and his death seems linked to his involvement with the illegal racing scene known as the Dark Streets. Winston is needed to infiltrate the scene and find out who is responsible and why.
Steel has always been Winston’s best friend, and Winston has always been there to get him out of trouble. Just as the stress in Winston’s life reaches its peak, the relationship between Winston and Steel begins to change in ways neither of them expected.
Will Winston and Steel be able to find the courage to face not only the unknown killer stalking the Dark Streets racers but also their growing feelings?
Nooooooo! What happened here? Ugh…I really, truly do not know what happened here. I was so looking forward to Winston and Steel’s story. I felt the tension in A Matter of Duty and I just knew this was going to be so good and so HOT but it was neither of those things. I felt no real chemistry or heat between Winston and Steel. I was hoping as things progressed we’d get more of the emotional connection but I didn’t believe it and it saddens me greatly to admit that. The street racing was intense and action packed, the murder investigation story line kept my attention but the romance between Winston and Steel fell short.
Winston and Steel have been friends for most of their life. Both men have been through a lot so their friendship has been solid. Recently, however both men start looking at their longstanding friendship in a new light.
As things between the Dragon’s and the Twisted Vipers get more volatile, Winston puts himself in a very dangerous position.
Both men are scared to lose their friendship but can’t ignore what’s developing between them.
Like I mentioned I liked the action of the book and we get some Wei and Noah too.
Good writing. Good storytelling. It just lacked the punch I was expecting between Winston and Steel.
This isn’t a standalone and there’s a lot of stuff going on with the police and the gangs so you’d want to read book one before starting on this one.
It’ll be interesting to see what’s in store for Book3 as it all seems to be coming to a head.