Metropolitan Police detective Pete Tucker
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Tainted Life based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
4.5 stars. Pete and Liam have a crap hand at the moment. Pete has lost his wife, child and best friend and partner in one moment. He's the kind of guy that seems to stuff his anger. Liam is struggling to escape his circumstances and not managing very well. First meet up has great chemistry, but Pete doesn't pursue more, his plate is too full. A disastrous second encounter sends Liam running. I liked that when the call comes Peter sets all aside to be there for Liam. He gives his all despite his guilt and reservations. Liam sees the good man Pete is and the struggles. He doesn't brush off Pete's bad behavior but demands an explanation. There are a couple of bad guys and more than one issue to deal with but they do it together. Loved seeing Pete with his son, but wish we knew if it was his ex-partner's doing or some other element that brought them back together. Adult read
4.5 stars- Tainted Life is a sweeter romance with a hurt/comfort vibe from a relatively new author, who I’ll definitely be reading more from. This novella had a little bit of everything, and though I would have happily spent more time with Peter and Liam, it was a well-rounded story with a satisfying ending. I hadn’t read anything from this author before and was happy to find an easy, comfortable writing style that drew me in immediately. The characters quickly grabbed my attention and I liked how easy and instantaneous their connection was without it feeling rushed or disingenuous. Though a lot happens relatively quickly in Tainted Life, the timeline is balanced and makes sense. I liked that both men developed a bit and the romance grew steadily to deepen beyond that initial lust-fueled connection when Liam and Peter first met at the bar. Although I would have liked to see the relationship develop a bit more past the ending, that is mostly due to wanting more time with the couple rather than finding the happy-for-now ending unsatisfying. All around, this made for a very good novella I’d recommend to fans of hurt/comfort romances looking for a short but balanced read. *eARC received from author. The author had no influence over this review*