28 September 2014

Upside Down by Andrew Grey

 Lowell Cartwright’s life as a mercenary problem solver has taken its toll, and after one more difficult job, he wants out. For help, he turns to Bull, a soldier of fortune turned club owner—not exactly a friend, but the best chance Lowell has. He visits Bull’s club to scope it out and meets Jeremy Hodgson. The twink captures his attention in a big way. Bull tells Lowell to stay away from the club until he decides whether he can help, so Lowell stays in town. When he spots Jeremy passed out on the floor of a convenience store, he goes to Jeremy’s aid.

Lowell piques Jeremy’s interest immediately, pushing all the right buttons. Then, when Jeremy needs help, Lowell’s kindness turns interest into something more.

But trouble comes knocking when Jeremy’s place is bugged. Maybe Lowell’s past is catching up to him, or maybe the danger centers on Jeremy’s roommate Tristan’s mysterious boyfriend. Whatever the source of the problem, the future Lowell and Jeremy hope for doesn't stand a chance unless they can find a way to protect themselves.

Wow this was such a good book and had such a good message too.  It is the perfect example of why you cannot judge someone just by what you can see.  Sometimes there is a lot more driving a person than just what is visible on the outside.  After years of working as a mercenary for hire Lowell doesn’t think he is worthy of the kind of relationship and love that Jeremy seems to want with him.  Jeremy also has doubts in whether or not Lowell is showing him who he really is and if he can trust his own instincts. 

I loved the first book in this series and was very glad that the main characters from that book played a prominent part in this story as well.  I loved watching Jeremy and Lowell learn to trust one another and can’t wait for the next book in this series so we can see Tristan and Kevin find their loves as well. Overall a book that will keep you engaged from the beginning to the end.


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