27 January 2015

Copping an Attitude (Sin City Uniforms #2) by Morticia Knight

Vegas is filled with human cast-offs, yet officer Parker McLean sees something special in hustler Slade Wolfgang. Unfortunately, so does Slade’s pimp who wants to sell him overseas in the sex trade.

Hustler Slade Wolfgang has little choice over his fate. At the age of twenty, he’s had to survive any way he can since being thrown out of his home for being gay. As soon as he hit Vegas, Slade was lured into the hopeless world of prostitution where he’s become a virtual prisoner to his pimp, the ruthless Julio Estevez. His evil keeper has even threatened to sell Slade overseas as a sex slave.

It’s another typical night on the Strip when Parker comes across Slade. His heart breaks every time he sees someone so young being exploited. Something in Slade’s eyes tells Parker the young man might be in real trouble though—especially after the recent spate of sex worker killings from a rival prostitution ring.

The two men’s lives become intertwined when Slade is almost beaten to death. The danger grows, but so does the relationship between Parker and Slade. Parker helps Slade to heal from the horrific attack and their bond deepens. But the human traffickers are still out there - and they’re still looking for Slade.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence and a brief scene of sexual abuse.

Publisher's Note: This book is best read in sequence as part of a series but can be read as a standalone.
Hummmmm I’m not really sure what to say exactly about this book.  Did I enjoy it?  Yes, yes I did.  But there was just something that I couldn’t really connect with with the characters while I was reading.

I did think that it was a really great twist that Ms. Knight added about the sex trade business into her story.  I loved how she went about doing it because she didn’t glamorize it at all, she did the down and gritty details (but not too many details for those faint of heart!) and she doesn’t romantize it either. 

I really liked Slade and Parker’s characters; I felt like they were a great match and I loved how their relationship wasn’t an insta-love together forever type.  They both were strong characters and had to work together to overcome their differences.

I am enjoying this series quite a bit and I can’t wait for the next one in the series!


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