REVIEWED BY CINDY
TITLE: We Met in Death
AUTHOR: K. A. Merikan
PUBLISHER: Acerbi & Villani Ltd
LENGTH: 274 Pages
RELEASE DATE: October 10th, 2017
After years of working for a loan shark, Robert is done with blood and violence. All he has to show for it is a bag of money and a lifetime of regrets. There’s no other way out of his line of work than in a body bag.
So Robert decides to die.
But on the night he chooses to seal his own fate, destiny offers him a chance at redemption. When Robert saves a handsome young escort from a terrible death, he has no idea he is setting in motion much more than one last attempt at proving that inside the hardened shell, he is a decent human being.
Charming, quick-witted, and full of smiles, Nathan is all Robert could dream of. He’s also ready to fall into the arms of his gruff protector. Robert, on the other hand, has never been with a man and will first need to fight his own demons if he is to accept that his whole being wants to make Nathan his.
With his former boss hunting them both, time is ticking, and Robert might just not get the chance to decide before it’s too late. More importantly though, Robert will stop at nothing to protect the man who’s made him feel alive again, the man who is the only thing between him and the abyss.
The thing that struck me about this book is how Robert and Nathan ended up in the same place at the same time by two totally different paths.
Robert is a man who feels like he’s lost his soul and can’t live without it anymore. He goes looking for peace in the only place he can think of and finds it, but not how he thinks he will.
Nathan is a man who’s strong and scared and looking for a saviour. That’s when Robert stumbles into his life.
There was a lot I liked about this book. The dynamic between Robert and Nathan was a crazy rollercoaster of emotions. Fear and rage and desperation keep the reader on edge, but there’s sweetness too as these two men try to figure out how their lives fit together.
Robert really tugged at my heart with his internal struggle. He wants so much to be happy but has no idea how to reconcile what he wants with who he thinks he is.
Nathan tends to look before he leaps and I’ll be honest and say I don’t know if I could have scrounged up as much courage as he does throughout this whole story. His determination to make a life for himself never falters and once he sets his sights on Robert that determination helps him get through their trials and tribulations.
Robert’s family is the only real side characters and they are a varied bunch that you are never sure whose side they’re going to land on but it was an interesting ride to figure that out.
All in all, this was a good story that held my attention and swept me along because I needed to find out how Robert and Nathan were going to find their Happily Ever After. My only complaint about the whole story is Nathan’s lack of self-preservation. I would have liked to have seen him focus more on staying alive and thinking with his dick but other than that, I really enjoyed this story.