Bad Judgment (Parvathy’s Review)

Bad Judgement
Title: Bad Judgment
Author: Sidney Bell
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: September 19, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
Page Count: 322
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Sidney Bell’s debut male/male romantic suspense Bad Judgment delivers an emotionally charged and adrenaline-packed story perfect for fans of Josh Lanyon’s Fair Game

Embry Ford was a quiet, ordinary guy—until tragedy ripped his life apart. Now he’s living under the radar, desperate to hide his identity and determined to learn the truth behind what happened. Even if that means working for—and bedding—a man he loathes.

As a bodyguard to a shadowy arms dealer, Brogan Smith knows distractions can kill as easily as a bullet. But when he sets his eyes on his client’s sexy assistant, he can’t get him out of his mind. Even more unnerving: the closer he gets to Embry, the more Brogan starts to suspect he might be protecting the wrong man.

Embry was sure nothing but vengeance would satisfy him—until Brogan offers him something far more tempting. Now Embry must choose: punish the people who nearly destroyed him or fight for a future with the man who has become his entire world.

Bad judgment is an intriguing and gripping story which will take you on a roller coaster ride filled with emotions and will keep you guessing as to what is coming next and will manage to surprise you at every turn.

Embry and Brogan are two characters who will make you fall in love with them when you start reading the story. What is so surprising about this book is that the characters have a lot of depth and hidden complexity which is revealed only as the story progresses. This is especially correct for Embry. When I read the story I thought I could understand the characters but as I read further I realized that they have different layers to them. That made this book truly a phenomenal read for me. Brogan is a character who is extremely different to Embry and made me wonder why he pursued him even when he was rebutted at every turn. But Brogan’s persistence and how finally it became fruitful made me fall in love with them more. Embry for all his intents and his facade is vulnerable and a little lost and his actions are an effort for him to take back the control and also appease the guilt he feels. Embry’s character and what made him the way he is became more clear as his past was revealed and how Brogan gave him what he was missing and also made him believe that he deserve to be loved was truly truly heart warming. I loved the way author had developed their relationship. I also loved the way author has explored their chemistry. To see Embry giving into Brogan and following his heart was endearing and beautifully written and also erotic and sexy too. Apart from their love story this book is having suspense and also plenty of action which all works together to create a mind blowing read.

Bad Judgement is a phenomenal debut by Sidney Bell worth reading and will give you an unforgettable reading experience leaving you wanting more.

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