Publisher: Torquere Press
Date published: 8/1/12
MM, erotic contemporary romance
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher
It’s a year since Bertram Dobbsten, known as Dobbs, was rescued by a group of elite soldiers, after he’d been kidnapped. But he still gets nightmares, has panic attacks, and hates noise, crowds, and surprises. However, meeting up with Bruce McCarn has the potential to be a surprise he could deal with.
This is a very short little story, with a touching and fully developed love scene, and enough back-story to make the plot work, so there isn’t a lot of words left to unpack the characters.
Nevertheless the reader really can relate to Dobbs, who isn’t precisely the hero type, but who is none-the-less dealing with life as best he can. Bruce, too, is sketched in with helpful details and characteristics. The story is romantic without being soppy, portraying two very different men, but both, in their own way, equally worthy of the title, hero. The author has done an excellent job of packing so much into such a short word count.
It’s actually extremely hard to write a complete little story in such a tight word count but Vic Winters has done this very well. I’ll be checking out some more of this author’s short reads.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.