- File Size: 5266 KB
- Print Length: 186 pages
- Publisher: TTC Publishing (August 22, 2017)
- Publication Date: August 22, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0752NRF8M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,956 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Survivor Kindle Edition
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The thing that really angered me, though, was the blatant ads for various products and services. This seems to be becoming more common, with characters pointedly shown using a specific brand of product or service (Uber is particularly common, Google having plenty of money for guerilla marketing) but this book was over the top - there was an entire page devoted to the virtues of Bath and Body Works Wallflower Nightlights, for example (I kid you not - see location 1180).
Reviewers often bemoan not being able to give a book zero stars. In fairness, I won't quibble about having to give this one the required minimum star, because of the beautiful cover illustration.
DNF at 69%. Won't be reading anything further by this author.
Frank is one of the officers that are called to a disturbance that turns out to be the murder of Taylor’s parents. The young thirteen year old was saved by hiding in the attic crawl space where Frank and his partner Caleb at the scene found him. With Taylor now being alone in the World and being fostered out, Frank stuck close to the youngster and became a kind of older brother/mentor type person to him. Each summer Taylor and his foster parents along with Frank and his father holiday together. Over the years the bond between the families becomes stronger, especially the bond between Frank and Taylor.
Frank has always been open about his sexuality and when Taylor announces at fifteen that he prefers boys to girls is just another reason for Frank to advise and guide him. Once Taylor grows though into a tall and strapping man of muscle the mutual admiration between Frank and Taylor turns into something so much more.
I liked the premise of this storyline although I would have preferred less of a giveaway in the blurb which seems to tell the whole storyline whereas I like to unravel and be surprised as and when things happen. When the revelation came that there was a mutual attraction and love between the pair they make a decision that changes their whole dynamic as well as that of the family. This was easily accepted and no eyebrow was raised or rebuff made which I found a little surprising. I would have preferred a little angst and for both men to have much more soul searching before the big discussion took place. Everything seemed a little too easily resolved, even the drama of the murder of the past was quickly explained and executed.
I liked how the author did not make Taylor, being the youngest of the pair, to be super submissive as does happen in other age gap romances. However it seemed to go the other way entirely and whereas Frank had previously been all strong and full of leadership he seemed to become less as soon as the romance began. This made me loose connection a bit with the story when Taylor suddenly became this overly dominant person.
Overall though I did enjoy the story and in fact I read it in one sitting. It just needed a little more drama and soul searching in parts and for Frank not to have a personality switch (he also went from a top to a bottom and although this was touched on in the story I wanted them both to be a switch!) I shall look forward to any future story of the other characters if this does continue into a series. Three and a half stars.
Survivor is a standalone novel. I am a fan of T.M's All Cocks series but this is the first book I have read by her that was not part of that series. I loved that it had a different feel to the story and the writing. I was hooked from the very first page. I am mystery kinda girl too so add that into a love story and I am addicted. The synopsis explains the story very well so I will make this quick.
Frank and Taylor had a special bond for the moment they locked eyes. At thirteen, Frank was Taylor's rock after his parents are murdered. He found him a good home and spent time with him. Frank somewhat understood what the teen was going through. And through the years, they become best friends. Spending time together with family and friends at Martha's Vineyard for summers. Then, during one of those trips things shift. And years later...Taylor isn't a kid anymore and he knows what he wants. The man that he has loved. Frank. But, how does Frank feel about this? Can their special bond turn into more?
I wasn't sure how I would feel about this story going in but you know what...I loved it. It is not instant. The age difference isn't a huge gap. The way T.M has the story flow makes it a beautiful story. Don't get me wrong...it's hot too later in the story. It also has the mystery of the unsolved murders too. Who is the stranger that entered that house ten years ago?
Overall...it's a beautiful story. The morphing from one bond to another over the years. I am hoping that this turns into a series. There are a few characters I would love to again.
Much like the lighthouse on the beach across from the cottage at Martha’s Vineyard, Frank had been a beacon of hope for Taylor the past ten years.
“Are we in Kansas, Dorothy? Cause I could have sworn the missus and I flew into Massachusetts for some fun in the sun.”
One corner of Taylor’s mouth lifted, the grin wicked, dangerous, and promising.
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