Love the Sinner by Arvil Ashton
Detective Gabriel Ashby has never looked twice at another man, yet the criminal across from him, the man he’s interrogating, isn’t like any other. Gabe can’t deal with the sudden, intense need he has for one of NYPD’s Most Wanted. Everyone close to Angelo Pagan ends up dead, with the smug gang leader standing amid the rubble. Gabe would love nothing more than to bust Angelo’s ass and lock him up. So why is he seeing the bastard in his dreams at night?
Angelo Pagan knows attraction to Gabe is suicide. He’s resolute to ignore the chemistry…until a police raid goes wrong. He critically injures Gabe, changing the trajectory of both their lives. Now the two can’t get close enough. They settle into a forbidden affair threatened by lies and betrayal, living on different sides of the law with no way of breaching the gap between them. With the authorities looking to make an example of Angelo, Gabe has to decide if it’s really worth it to hate the sin but love the sinner.
Interesting book but very hard to rate. Gabe is a cop who interviews Angelo the local gang leader after Angelo’s sister is killed. There is instant lust/love when they meet. Gabe is straight and has never looked at a man that way when you add to that Angelo being the leader of a gang that Gabe is on a task force for you have some problems. Gabe is then shot but Angelo during a raid.
There is an overload of sex in this book. I’ll be honest…I don’t get the relationship. They should have never got together and then it seems that sex is all they have. They are constantly fighting about the relationship or getting jealous over others because they have to hide.
The writing is good. The author does a great job with descriptions and details. Unfortunately the sex is a bit repetitive. It is hot at times and rather rough, which I like but it gets a bit too much. The characters are likable, even Angelo who kills during the book is likable. The author really did a good job trying to portray Angelo in a good light. I have my doubts about how realistic he is but he does end up being likable.
Overall this is an enjoyable read but it does come off as a little too much porn without plot. Also the plot is very unrealistic and the attraction between characters unbelievable.
Posted on Monday, March 10th, 2014, in Book Review, Contemporary, Crime, M/M Romance, Novel: 150 pages and above, TJ, Two Roses and tagged Avril Ashton, Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc., M/M Romance, Mob, Novel, Two Roses. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.