Reviewed by Kimberley
SERIES: Dreamspun Desires # 48
AUTHOR: B.G. Thomas
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 189 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 15, 2017
A love story worthy of an old movie… with a new twist.
Artie needs a hero, a man like those he’s always revered in Golden Age films. His drug-dealing jerk of a roommate got him arrested, and since his savior isn’t likely to sweep in and save the day, Artie calls a bail bondsman.
August has always imagined himself a hero from a black-and-white movie, but he’s never found a man willing to let him play that role—at least not until he gets the call from Artie.
Both of their dreams might come true, but not before August must use his skills as a bounty hunter as well as a bondsman. Artie is on the run for his life, and August must protect him and help him clear his name. Only then can they both finally get their man.
REVIEW: I liked this story because it ticked off one major box for me: the bounty hunter. I love stories using the bounty hunter chasing his man trope and this one was another good one. As with the other books in this franchise, the story starts off slow and picks up mid way through. Although I liked Artie’s character, I felt that he was written just a little too innocent, trusting. I felt that his character was innocent and trusting to the point of crazy. I mean the I-can-get-away-with-selling-you-beachfront-property-in-the-desert type of innocent which was just a tad bit annoying. That aside, I really enjoyed his character.
August was really my guy. He was that knight in shining armor rescue type that Artie craved and quite frankly, needed. It was this dynamic that makes the characters work so well together. The storyline and plot was really very well done despite it being done many times before.
I can honestly say this was another one of my favorites in the franchise. I see that it’s the first book of this series so I’m looking forward to reading book two.
This is a new to me author but I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of his work.
Well done. Well done, indeed.