Reviewed by Caroline
SERIES: Executioners Book 3
AUTHOR: J M Dabney
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 123 Pages
RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2017
Andrew King’s life wasn’t what he’d expected it to be. At 26 he was a single dad who drove his rig to make ends meet and played in his band Executioners on the weekends. He’d been fifteen when his girlfriend of a month told him she was pregnant. King saw himself being a husband and father one day because that’s what was expected, but he hadn’t seen it happening so soon. Their parents gave them one choice, they’d stuck it out a few years and at seventeen he became a single dad when she went off to college. He loved his son more than anything and they’d quickly fell into a life of just the two of them, well, not just the two of them there was Lincoln too.
Lincoln Church lived for his nephew and his teaching job. While King his ex-brother-in-law worked driving a truck most of the week Mal lived with him. It was the closest Linc would ever come to being a dad. The only bleak spot in his life was his feelings for King who would never reciprocate. It wasn’t so bad because he still had King and Mal in his life and that meant the world to him.
A stupid accident and a broken leg sidelined King, keeping him off the road. When King needed help Lincoln rushed in, could he keep himself from acting on the attraction he’d had to Lincoln or would he fuck things up the dynamic of their little weird family?
This is the story of what should always have been but never was – until the issue was forced and then actually everything worked out ok and it wasn’t the drama that either of them had expected. Make sense?
Linc and King have been friends for years but it’s always been complicated. King was married to Linc’s sister from a young age after an unexpected pregnancy but it turns out he got together with the wrong sibling. King secretly had eyes only for Linc and Linc secretly had only eyes for King – but the whole marriage and kid really mixed and messed things up. Linc has been satisfied to just stay in King’s orbit and is happy spending time with his nephew and helping out whenever he can. King raises the child but remains on really good terms with his ex-wife who is away studying and their friendship is just one more hurdle in the way of his happy ever after. They have built this niche little family that really works well for them, which is something this author does in each of their books, but there is a lot of underlying sexual tension between the two men who are both too afraid to take the next step.
I liked King and Linc’s story although it did feel like their relationship was inevitable. It was also a good chance to also catch up with the rest of the guys in the series and a good lead up to Sin and Saints story which I think will be next.