My thoughts: I give it ❤️❤️❤️. This was my favorite book of the Ward Security series. I frankly don’t see the connection with Dorian Grey other than one of the MC’s was an artist, but whatever.
Sure, you need to suspend disbelief because really, some things happening here are rather far-fetched and too easily resolved. Would Royce really involve his protectee on a trek across the Ocean to steal a painting? Also, some behavior of the men previously introduced seemed to be out of character and too convenient and added only for the story to work. Overall, I’m glad I got to know Royce.
Author’s Blur :
Someone is trying to kill Marc Foster.
Attempted poisoning was bad enough, but when the would-be killer messes with the brakes on Marc’s precious Porsche, the art dealer admits he needs help. He just wasn’t expecting help to be quite so dark and sexy.
Royce Karras loves his job at Ward Security. He’s making up for a lifetime of bad decisions and a bloody past he’d rather forget. But Marc isn’t the spoiled rich boy he thought he’d be protecting. Sticking close to Marc as his “boyfriend” gives Royce insight into his toxic family, but it also reveals a brilliant, compassionate man who completely disarms Royce. Against his better judgment, Royce finds himself falling.
But can they find a way to make it work when Royce’s past threatens to tear their lives apart? Their futures hinges on a lost Renaissance painting, six Bichon Frises, and a pornographic Robin Hood.
No worries, right?