Friday, October 20, 2017

Review tour: We Met In Death by K.A. Merikan



Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 90,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Natasha Snow

Blurb

“This is not the night you die.”

After years of working for a loan shark, Robert is done with blood and violence. All he has to show for it is a bag of money and a lifetime of regrets. There’s no other way out of his line of work than in a body bag.

So Robert decides to die.


But on the night he chooses to seal his own fate, destiny offers him a chance at redemption. When Robert saves a handsome young escort from a terrible death, he has no idea he is setting in motion much more than one last attempt at proving that inside the hardened shell, he is a decent human being.

Charming, quick-witted, and full of smiles, Nathan is all Robert could dream of. He’s also ready to fall into the arms of his gruff protector. Robert, on the other hand, has never been with a man and will first need to fight his own demons if he is to accept that his whole being wants to make Nathan his.

With his former boss hunting them both, time is ticking, and Robert might just not get the chance to decide before it’s too late. More importantly though, Robert will stop at nothing to protect the man who’s made him feel alive again, the man who is the only thing between him and the abyss.

“I never had to think much about death before, but I did yesterday. I thought I would die. In a hole. Covered with dirt. Suffocate underground. But then you saved me.”


WARNING: This story contains scenes of violence, torture, mentions of suicide, offensive language, morally ambiguous characters, homophobia and homophobic language


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K. A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are taken for sisters with surprising regularity. Kat’s the mean sergeant and survival specialist of the duo, never hesitating to kick Agnes’s ass when she’s slacking off. Her memory works like an easy-access catalogue, which allows her to keep up with both book details and social media. Also works as the emergency GPS. Agnes is the Merikan nitpicker, usually found busy with formatting and research. Her attention tends to be scattered, and despite pushing thirty, she needs to apply makeup to buy alcohol. Self-proclaimed queen of the roads.

They love the weird and wonderful, stepping out of the box, and bending stereotypes both in life and books. When you pick up a Merikan book, there’s one thing you can be sure of – it will be full of surprises.
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Gritty. Raw. Powerful. Engrossing. These are just a few of the adjectives that can be used to describe We Met In Death.

In this 5-star book, K & A give us a look into the chilling life of a "debt collector" for seedy loan shark. One cannot help but be shocked by what Robert has done for his boss. The character of Robert is written magnificently as a man tortured by what he's done and wants to redeem himself. It's easy to feel sorry for him, especially with all the angst he goes through from day to day.

Initially a thorn in Robert's side is the determined young man who gets under Robert's skin. The awesome way K & A have written the charming young Nathan makes you want to get to know him as a person, not as an escort and be able to call him a friend.

I like the story a lot, even though I'm not into the whole mobster type of story. Overall it's very well written and I'd definitely like to see more about Robert and Nathan as they build their life together regardless of their pasts.

Well done, ladies. Well done. 5 our of 5 stars and a strong recommendation to all.

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