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Sean Wilkinson loses a leg in a freak accident on board an oil drilling ship when his lover, who happens to be twice his age and his boss, orders him to dismantle a hose or risk losing not only the ship, but the invention the two have put together over the past two years that makes fracking efficient and cost-effective. Refusing to blame his lover, he’s nevertheless devastated when the man doesn’t show up at the hospital and he’s facing multiple surgeries to save his other leg and hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical bills. It hurts even more that he was an intern on the ship for two years and now that he’s graduated, it was only his third day on the job as a petroleum engineer when the disaster occurred.
Nate Delaney has been working in his father’s prestigious law firm for the past two years, since finishing his law degree. An associate of one of the other attorneys—because his dad doesn’t want to show prejudice—Nate worked sixty to eighty hours a week to win a patent lawsuit for his dad’s firm and his boss has not only taken the credit for it, he’s discredited Nate in front of the clients, his father, and the entire law community. On his way out the door to freedom, his personal assistant tips him to a potential lawsuit involving an oil company and that’s how Nate and Sean eventually meet and set out to win Sean’s case.
But there’s more to this story than a negligence case against the company that hired Sean. There’s an entire side plot about the fracking invention that Sean created, primarily on his own time during the school year, and then shared and tested with his lover and boss when he was interning. The ownership and rights to patent the invention are questionable and form the basis for a deadly plot that nearly ends in murder.
There’s also the love between Sean and his pseudo-foster father, Hawk, Sean’s mother’s former boyfriend who has taken care of Sean since he was in his early teens. Sean has worked all his life to overcome his poverty and the circumstances that brought him to living on the streets, willing to do whatever was needed to survive, before he landed at Hawk’s place, initially just to panhandle a meal. Hawk is his real father, in all but name, and he protects his charge fiercely, while providing him with a tattoo business in which he can practice his art—something that clearly relaxes Sean and helps him focus. And then there’s the love that develops between Sean and Nate Delaney, something Nate tries to avoid because he fears it violates his code of ethics but can’t seem to stop, regardless of his best intentions.
My review is a very simplistic summary for such a multifaceted story. The author obviously researched this topic to the minutest detail—from the law and all its implications to the engineering of the invention and life in the oil industry. And though much of the complexity of Sean’s invention and the oil industry is above my interest and ability to comprehend, I’m nevertheless left in awe at the pure beauty of the complexity described. Amazing is not a strong enough word.
The author takes the time to fully develop the characters, making them real people with real relationships and real problems. The secondary characters were also rich in detail and felt like close friends and family members. Two days after reading this, I still feel connected. This was not one of those stories you should count on reading in one day—it needs time to be savored. But if you want a fulfilling experience, one that leaves you feeling like your world was rocked, this should be the book to strongly consider. I very highly recommend this story.
It’s a complex case, with a supervisor turned-lover, a corporation out to cover its own ass-ets and a dispute over the development of a key piece of equipment. Numerous scenes of both family and legal confrontations, slows the pace of the story somewhat and the romance is also a slow burn. I did enjoy the tattooing scenes and how Sean and Nate connected over time. The drawback is obvious attorney/client ethics, but it bothered me that Nate did so poorly in communicating this to Sean. He’s a lawyer for goodness sake! Then, as the case is moving in favor of Sean, attempts on Sean’s life begin. Nate’s father offers his legal help, and finally Nate does stand up for himself but Sean does a better job, making it clear what he thinks of Nate’s father and family. I loved his character!
The dialogue throughout is excellent in reflecting the intelligence of the characters but some of the technical details were difficult to follow. The suspense was built up well, as the identity of the attackers was difficult to figure out, with several added plot twists. But details and motivations around the murder plot became a little too convoluted in the climactic scenes and was an area I had trouble with. Still, I was drawn into the process of Nate and Sean getting together, the tattoo shop dynamics, and finding out if Sean would get the money and recognition he deserved. I really liked the solid HEA and a new character was introduced, so that may mean a sequel. I’d recommend it for the great elements; an original storyline with a hurt/comfort trope, added suspense and a fairly strong romance.
*ARC was provided to me by the publisher via Jessie G Books Reviews, to read in return for an unbiased opinion*
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I enjoyed this book but I will have to admit that at times it was very wordy and I would end up skimming.Read more