Title: Court Appointed
Author: Annmarie McKenna
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense, GBLT (M/M)
Length: short story
Rating: **** (out of 5)
His Honor Jackson Benedict needs protection from a stalker who has been sending him suspicious “gifts”. The last person he wants as a bodyguard is the man he has always desired from afar but never thought might be interested in him.
When Trey London, a Federal Agent, shows up in the Judge’s courtroom, the attraction between them is unmistakable and instantaneous. Trey has wanted Jackson for a long time and he makes it clear that he is not going to wait much longer.
Jackson and Trey are so hot for each other after a mind blowing kiss in His Honor’s office that they can hardly wait to get out of there to somewhere more private so that they can continue where they left off. On their way from the courthouse there is an attempted kidnapping of the Judge which Trey managed to thwart but he is injured as a result of the incident. However, despite all the confusion afterward the two men manage to let each other know that their hot romance is just beginning.
The dialogue between Trey and Jackson is really raunchy, funny at times and above all, loving and they can’t keep their hands and mouths off each other. The love scenes are so hot they may have needed several fans to cool off. Both men are ‘to die for’ gorgeous, it’s obvious that they are really into each other and the sexual tension between them is tangible. After one scene with melted chocolate I had to put the book down for a little while until I could collect myself.
Court Appointed is part of Samhain’s Serving Love series. Ms McKenna has written a very good story and I found most of it to be credible, but toward the end when the stalker is revealed and there is a take-down, there were a few unanswered questions which led unfortunately to the story coming apart just a bit. Perhaps because the book is so short (86 pages) there was not enough time to come up with a more plausible villain and ending. However, overall the book was a good read and fans of Ms McKenna will love to add it to their collection.
This book was formerly reviewed for Literary Nymphs Reviews