Title: Inside Out (Bronco’s Boys #1)
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 25th 2013
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: Jia
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Former mercenary Bull Krebbs now heads up security at his nightclub in Harrisburg, PA. Working the door night after night, he’s seen it all. Though tough on the outside, he’s a little hurt that people find him unapproachable. Then he pulls a cute twink out of line to perform a random search, and he’s surprised when the guy giggles and squirms.
Zach Spencer, graphic artist, twink, and seriously ticklish, isn’t intimidated by Bull. He’s in awe, and when Bull saves Zach from being trampled on the dance floor, Zach finds his inspiration for the superhero in his graphic novel.
Soon Zach wants more and makes his move by asking Bull on a date. Though small, he has a backbone of steel. He’ll need it—their happily ever after is thwarted at every turn, including by Bull’s interloping mother showing up unannounced and enemies from Bull’s past threatening to pull him to the other side of the world.
Zach and Bull both had a tough childhood and they have an inner strength which helps them through their lives. The only thing I don’t like about Zach is the way he expects Bull to open up about his secrets when they haven’t even known each other that long and expects him to talk. However, Kevin, Zach’s friend, makes up for that.
I find the blurb a little off as I wouldn’t say, having read the story, that Bull is a little hurt that people find him unapproachable
He shaved his face and then his head. He loved the way his skin glistened in the light. It added to his image as a total badass, and that made his job that much easier. It also tended to keep most people away, which made his life a lot less fucking complicated.
Not to mention that technically it was Bull asking Zach out.
I like the characters and the club environment, it’s an enjoyable read with intrigue as both of their’s past come knocking on the door adding some spice to the story. It was fairly easily solved in the way that it didn’t drag the story out, but the protagonists still had to find a way to solve it in order to be together.
There are some parts where there’s a lot of detail as when Zach’s getting ready, and other parts where there’s skipping some- Bull’s mother leaves for dinner with friends and pretty much leaves the story. We don’t get to read much about Bull’s mother, and her change is a bit sudden for me, I would have liked it to be more gradual.
I’d say this is an easy, enjoyable read for when you want something with little angst, some intrigue and sweet moments. If you like Andrew Grey’s books I’m sure you’ll like this one.