Thursday, July 19, 2018

Book Review ~ Tainted Life by Mel Gough

Book Review ~ Tainted Life by Mel Gough

Title: Tainted Life
Genre: Contemporary M/M romance 
Tags: familial abuse, bisexual, hurt/comfort, law enforcement
Publication date: July 16, 2018
Length: 33,000 words, 130 pages
Publisher: Self-pubbed

Purchase link: The novella is free when people sign up for my newsletter


Metropolitan Police detective Pete Tucker’s world comes crashing down when his wife sues for divorce and sole custody of their only son.

Desperate to forget his sorrows for a while, Pete seeks refuge in a Soho bar where he is approached by a sexy, funny, and clearly interested stranger. Photographer Liam Jackson is just the ticket for one oblivious night of perfect passion.

However, their attraction proves too intense for a one-night-stand. To his surprise, Pete finds that he’s game for something more – but his baggage soon gets in the way. Then Liam’s own dangerous secrets claw their way to the surface, and threaten to derail the budding romance.

Is their growing bond strong enough to weather the violent storms ahead?

3.5 Stars 

“A Sweet and Angsty m/m romance novella”

That part of the book title sure does sum this book up pretty well. Short and sweet with an angsty kick to it. This book was by a new-to-me author so I was happy with how this book turned out. It was well thought out and had a decent pace from start to finish. But there was a lot packed into this book and I really would have been happier with a longer and more detailed backstory and character dialogue.

Liam and Pete met and had what started out as a one night stand, which turned into a pretty instant connection. It’s incredible how so much happens to these two guys. They end up going through hell and back in this book in order to find their happy ending. From family/ex issues and an accident, plus a lot of drama suspense and action, all keeps you interested in this book. Pete and Liam have to rely on each other during the hardest times even when they are still virtually strangers and it just makes their bond together even stronger.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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