Title: Every Breath You Take
Author: Robert Winter
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 5, 2017
Genre(s): Gay mystery romance, stalker, murder, suspense
Page Count: 240 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
When Zachary Hall leaves Utah for a job in Washington, it’s finally his chance to live as a gay man and maybe find someone special. In a bar he meets Thomas Scarborough, a man who seems perfect in and out of the bedroom. But Thomas never dates. He never even sleeps with the same man twice. Despite their instant connection, he can offer Zachary only his friendship, and Zachary is looking for more.
Thomas is tempted to break his own rules, but years before, he became the victim of a stalker who nearly destroyed his life. Even though his stalker died, Thomas obsessively keeps others at a distance. Despite his fascination with Zachary, he is unable to lower his barriers. Frustrated, Zachary accepts he will never have what he wants with Thomas and soon finds it with another man.
But young gay men in Washington, DC are being murdered, and the victims all have a connection to Thomas. Once again someone is watching Thomas’s every move. Can it be a coincidence? When the depraved killer turns his attention toward Zachary, Thomas must face the demons of his past—or lose his chance to open his heart to Zachary forever.
If you are looking for a good suspenseful read with lots of surprises and a little bit of love, well this book is for you.
This book was gripping that I had a hard time putting it down. Robert Winter did such an incredible job on not giving anything away as too how this book would turn out until Robert was ready to reveal the final act. This is one of those reads that is a little bit dark and somewhat of a sadistic killer that leaves the reader with their mouth hanging open and shaking their head thinking, I did not see that coming.
As far as the two main character tees in this book is concerned, I just fell in love with both of them. Zachary and Thomas are two completely different men but when they met you could feel the chemistry rolling off of them.
Zachary is one of those optimistic people that believes in good and believes in falling in love. That love will help people through the hard times. He believes in helping where he can and he believes in those that he calls friends and wants to help where he can where they are concerned.
Thomas is more closed off. He has had an awful event in his past that has helped to shape who he is today and he does not let people get close to him. He is also a giving person but when it comes to love, he does not want anything to do with it.
Thomas knows that when he meets Zachary that Zachary is different then anyone he has ever met but he is afraid of letting him in so he keeps pushing him away and then pulling him back in again only to push him away. Zachary eventually gets fed up with it but still holds on to the small amount of hope that Thomas will realize he connection they felt was real and rare. Even still Zachary has decided it is time to move on with his life and begins dating a man named Sam.
The only problem is someone is watching and waiting in the shadows and no one, including the police can figure out who it is and who is next on the killer’s list. If Zachary and Thomas are not careful one or both could be next.
This was such an exciting read. It was suspenseful and action packed. I love that Robert took two genres, mystery and romance, and put it in a book that was just simply incredible. I will definitely be reading more books by Robert Winter in the future because after this book, I have found a new author to add to my favorite authors list.
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