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- Publisher: TPG Books (December 15, 2014)
- Publication Date: December 15, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00R298GKI
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The Love of Wicked Men (Part Two) Kindle Edition
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Sid Rivers is a successful corporate lawyer in a mid-sized southern city. Sid’s forté seems to be using barely legal means to scare off plaintiffs before they even get to trial. He’s a true shark whose only real lusts are money and power. Even when it comes to sex, Sid is a real predator. He picks up rent boys or any young man that piques his interest, then tosses them aside once he has sated his lust. He doesn’t need a relationship. He doesn’t have time for one.
When we first meet Jack Brown, he appears to be on the other side of the law, a small time hood that Sid encounters while he’s holding up a convenience store. However, we soon learn Jack isn’t what he appears to be. He’s a man on a mission, and Sid — a man who represents everything Jack has come to despise — is the one he thinks will lead him to his goal.
It’s a bit tricky reviewing serial installments, which are the latest trend in ebooks (although it’s really a return to the way many books were published in the nineteenth century). With these first two episodes, things are really just beginning to come together as we get to know the main characters and the foundations of the plot are laid. Sid and Jack really are two sides of the same coin. Sid may be the more obviously morally bankrupt, but Jack is proving to be almost as ruthless in his own pursuit. Both men are trying to use each other to get what they want. That they’ll somehow end up together seems inevitable, but how that’s going to be pulled off is far from clear. Even the author claims he doesn’t know how this will end.
So, the bottom line at this point is, is this a series you might want to commit to? The first episode definitely has a good hook, giving us a hint of what the plot line is going to be, without tipping off too much of how it will play out, which is a good sign. The second installment filled out a lot of the secondary characters and leaves us with a good idea of what the main plot line is. You’ll most likely have enough at this point to be interested in knowing how it will end.
Exquisitely well written by the hand of Brandon Shire, these characters and their cohorts come to life in vivid 3D and by making this a serial and incorporating the feedback from his readers is a sheer stroke of genius. Talk about pulling me in and gluing me to the book! I can't wait to see how this all unfolds.
I can see that power hungry Sid isn't having the intended effect on control freak Jack, or is he and is Jack just too controlled to go down that path? I know the ultimate clash between these two is going to be titanic and likely will stay with me as few other MCs/pairings have.
The cliffhanger at the end has left me wondering on just how evil Jack is, as in this episode his extremely dark side is starting to peek out.
Get ready, Mr. Shire, much more feedback is coming your way - and thank you!
And Jack. Does he know who's pulling the strings? And even if he does, are they the only puppet master? Me thinks NOT. AT. ALL.
Whew! So many moving parts but they're all kept in line and kept me guessing. They still are! There was a lot of forward movement in the plot, with a couple of surprising revelations, and new doors of complication cracked open.
Sweeny. Well, idn't he an interesting one. And Drake. What gives? My curiosity was properly teased with his long-term knowledge of Jack. And Lori, she'd better get a handle on herself. And Cheryl! *lips pursed*
There's many a dastardly thread running through this story and I can't wait to see them unwind.
So, guess what? I'm not going to wait. In to episode three!
Fascinating characters and great story.
Jack Brown is out for revenge and he's determined to get it regardless of who stands in his path. Not even the arrogant, sexy lawyer that pushes all his buttons will lead him astray.
Oh what a wicked web of lies, deception, power and corruption does Mr. Brandon Shire weave!
In Episode Two the twist just keep on coming and so does the revelations. We now get to know a bit more about Jack but not enough to understand his connection to Sid. Meanwhile, Sid studies the information he retrieve and starts plotting his way through the case. He involves his partner and associates and puts his plan in motion.
Jack and Sid continue to cross paths and the tension between them keeps up mounting. Especially after that Sid's rendezvous with an old flame. It was so very wicked and such a tease for things to come!!! And I'm not even going to mention how tantalizing the ending was. This tangled web was only going to get messier!