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- Print Length: 202 pages
- Publication Date: November 27, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077SRNMTZ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,640 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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When I saw that Davidson King was going her debut novel I was really, really hoping that it would all work out for the best, after all not everyone can go from reviewer to author, and vice versa, but if anyone could I knew King could.
I wasn’t wrong. I was, however, wrong about the impression I got from the cover until I read the story and went ‘yup, I get it now’. The model is gorgeous, breathtakingly so, and I see now how it works with the story. Read on, you won’t be disappointed.
I never loved that nickname, but that was the thing about a nickname—you rarely get to pick your own. The second I hit the streets five years ago with my white blond hair, ice blue eyes, and fair skin, people said I blended in with the snow. And no way would I give anyone my real name. That was never a safe thing to do on the streets. Especially, not for me.
When we came to the stone steps and I looked up, I came face to face with not only the most dangerous man in this city, but the most gorgeous. He was broad, and I could see the muscles in his arms and legs even through his expensive suit. He had midnight black hair and obsidian eyes.
And here’s where I was surprised. To say surprised is mild. This is a really good story! I mean, I haven’t really seen this particular mafioso trope before, although you can definitely say it is ‘the bad guy as hero’ trope and man, does it ever work for Ms. King.
Christopher Manos is the heir, and don, of House Manos, a leading crime family/syndicate in town. Christopher Manos is also the guardian of his deceased sister’s son, Simon, and while out with his bodyguard driver Simon decides he’s going to leave the SUV and go out for a stroll whilst the ill-fated bodyguard gets him ice cream. During his wandering he’s corralled by some nefarious characters who are out to no good.
Snow has been living in the mean streets since running away from home and his no good father who has been using him for less than honest pursuits when he comes upon Simon as he’s being cornered by some sinister characters obviously up to no good. He manages to get Simon out of the clutches of these characters promising to come back and stand in Simon’s stead with the leader of the gang that is trying to take advantage of Simon.
Since I don’t do spoilers, here is where the real action begins, and action it is. This is a thoroughly good story and an excellent start for a debuting author. I am thinking of at least one spin off possibility off of this story, should the author wish to go that route. Regardless, I think she’s definitely found a good style.
The writing was solidly good and enjoyable. There was a good flow to the story, no hiccups and WTFs; crisp and clean throughout. This author pays a good amount of attention to detail in her story lines, without inconsistencies, and I must say excellent editing. Some of the best I’ve seen.
There is definitely a good style to this debut author’s writing, an enjoyable cadence that made the story a pleasure to read.
When he witnesses something going down that he abhors, he acts, not thinking about his own safety. That action threatens to expose his secrets and bring him down as well. Does he trade his own safety for that of someone he’s never met or does he run like he’s done so many times in the past?
I must admit I rarely read an entire book in one sitting, I have too many items on my plate for that luxury, but this one had me hooked from the first paragraph. I read it through to the end. Then I read King’s story and was amazed. This is her debut novel! Wow, a debut novel that had me totally engrossed! Never happened before and I wonder if it will every happen again. Kudos to Davidson King.