Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CONTINENTAL DIVIDE by Lisa Worrall & L. E. Harner

Separate Ways Series, Book 1
Publisher: Hot Corner Press
Date published: March 8th, 2012
Contemporary Mystery Gay (M/M)
Reviewed by Dawn (
Obtained by Authors

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Detective Remington was thrust into the Missing Person unit as punishment from his Captain over a past case. But after looking into a case where six boys have gone missing, in different parts around Phoenix, Remy is determined to figure out what and who is causing this.

Inspector Jamie Mainwearing is deep in the case of the six missing kids as well. Six kids-six months and he feels he is missing something. All were reported as runaways yet Jamie knew there was something wrong with this picture.

When Remy and Jamie are put on a secret task force and forced to go undercover, well sparks fly, passion blazes hotter than the sun and these two will have to figure out the case, their hearts and more before the danger behind these kidnappings comes knocking at their door.

I was thrilled to get a copy of this from the authors as a thank you for helping them out in a few scenes when they were writing this. The whole story as a whole is wonderful. Action packed, emotionally charged and oh my god, Remy and Jamie are to die for apart but when they are together on the pages, wow is all I can say. These two are smoldering apart but when they come together-pure combustion. These two authors created something so wonderful, compelling and delightful, I couldn’t tear myself away from it long enough to even go to sleep. I needed to see what would happen next for Remy, Jamie and the case they were working on. The writing flowed smoothly, the characters were very well defined and completely captured my heart and oh man, the sexual tension between these two, I was afraid my e-reader would explode from it all.

Meet Remy…broken but not down for the count. He is a tough as nails cowboy detective from Phoenix and with a past the reader gets a hint of, we know something bad happened to him. He is a strong, alpha male and never shows vulnerability…until he looks into Jamie’s eyes and feels his defenses crumbling. He is definitely a character a reader can root for. He is a flawed alpha male and one I fell in love with the moment he stepped onto the page. You can see his core of steel under it all and that was what sold me on Remy and made him a wonderful detective.

Meet Jamie. He is rich, titled and determined to do things his way and that meant being an Inspector and grabbing at love with both hands. He is the polar opposite of Remy and that is what makes these two so wonderful to me. They work so well together and I felt Jamie was Remy’s perfect mate in all ways. He got him to open up, show emotion and let himself go with Jamie.

The subject matter is difficult to read (Child Sex Trafficking) yet the authors pull no punches in the story and show the evil it is in a way that had me flipping the pages just to see what happened next. The strength these two have together and apart while trying to chase down the bad guys, it made the story very real and I have to admit, has me reaching for it again.  I have got to caution you, if you are looking for a HEA (happily ever after) type of story, you won’t find it here. There is a big cliffhanger at the end that had my jaw gaping open and then running to the authors’ websites hoping book two is coming out soon.

If you enjoy a gritty, excellent story that will leave you breathless, then please run-don’t walk-to your nearest e-retailer and grab this straightaway. I cannot wait to see what else these two authors have in store for Remy and Jamie in the future.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.


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