For The Love Of Luke (Tosha’s Review)

Title: For The Love Of Luke
Author: David C Dawson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary, Mystery
Page Count: 200 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


A handsome naked man. Unconscious on a bathroom floor.

He’s lost his memory, and someone’s out to kill him.

Who is the mysterious Luke?

British TV anchor and journalist Rupert Pendley-Evans doesn’t do long-term relationships. Nor does he do waifs and strays. But Luke is different. Luke is a talented American artist with a dark secret in his life.

When Rupert discovers Luke, he’s intrigued, and before he can stop himself, he’s in love. The aristocratic Rupert is an ambitious TV reporter with a nose for a story and a talent for uncovering the truth. As he falls deeper in love with Luke, he discovers the reason for Luke’s amnesia. And the explanation puts them both in mortal danger.

I was surprisingly shocked at just how much I enjoyed this book. It was an incredible read with so much mystery. I felt really bad for one of the main characters. Not having a memory of your past cannot be easy and when the memory comes back… well let’s just say some things may be better forgotten.

Rupert is journalist. He follows the stories and tries to get to the truth of things. He is also gay and boy has the other news industries had a field day with his love life. Rupert is fine with that though because he is not looking to settle down and even though most of the news reported of his love life is not true, he has no problem with the stories.

When Rupert returns home after being gone to do a story he finds his ceiling is flooded because of the upstairs neighbor. When Rupert goes to check on them he finds Luke unconscious on the ground in his bathroom. And man oh man is Rupert attracted to what he sees even though Luke may not be at his best. After helping Luke, Luke returns the favor by letting Rupert stay with him while his place is being fixed.

This is how Rupert and Luke start to get to know one another. Or at least as best as Luke could anyway. The more time these two men spend together the closer they become. While this is going on Rupert catches a story that is not what it seems. There are inconsistencies and Rupert knows there is more to the story. Also Rupert is trying to help Luke find out whatever he can about his past as well. What Rupert did not expect is the news story and Luke’s past are both closely related.

If Rupert does not get down to the truth of things, it may not turn out the way Rupert or Luke expected and someone’s life may be in danger.

I really enjoyed this book. I enjoyed Rupert and Luke getting to know one another and the closeness that the two ended up having. I also enjoyed the mystery of this book as well. This is definitely a book that I recommend to others.

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Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.