Title: Zero at the Bone
Author: Jane Seville
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 6, 2009
Page Count: 308
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars stars out of 5
After witnessing a mob hit, surgeon Jack Francisco is put into protective custody to keep him safe until he can testify. A hitman known only as D is blackmailed into killing Jack, but when he tracks him down, his weary conscience won’t allow him to murder an innocent man. Finding in each other an unlikely ally, Jack and D are soon on the run from shadowy enemies.
Forced to work together to survive, the two men forge a bond that ripens into unexpected passion. Jack sees the wounded soul beneath D’s cold, detached exterior, and D finds in Jack the person who can help him reclaim the man he once was. As the day of Jack’s testimony approaches, he and D find themselves not only fighting for their lives… but also fighting for their future. A future together.
OK, so I was SO INCREDIBLY LATE to this party, it is almost shameful. Zero at the Bone was published way, way back in 2009. If you are a M/M romance fan, like me, and haven’t read this FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC novel yet… What are you waiting for? I kept thinking that as I read this one: “I can’t believe I am just reading this now!” And what is even more shameful? I bought this back in January of 2012! I am ridiculous.
Mercenary MC “D” is a lost and lonely man. He has been denying his basic human emotions for 10 years, putting them in a “vault” that is locked up tight, and no one has the key. His most recent target, MC Dr. Jack Francisco, who’s only crime was being at the wrong place at the wrong time, barrels into his life, picking away at the lock on D’s vault.
A hit man and a surgeon? Really? Really.
The sex is off-the-charts, the passion is glorious, the hurt/healing/comfort is the stuff of my wildest dreams and the story line? Blew me away! The way Jane Seville actually pulled off a plausible way for these men to be attracted to each other was impressive enough. But to give them the rainbows and bird’s singing HEA they eventually got? Fuck! Perfection!
Enough of my praise-vomit. This one is on my Fuck Yeah, 5+ Stars shelf and it is the best of the best. If you haven’t read this one yet, give yourself a nice block of time and start. This one does NOT disappoint.