Review: Love Don’t Die (An Unconventional Chicago #2) by Jambrea Jo Jones

December 12, 2014 Review 0

Review: Love Don’t Die (An Unconventional Chicago #2) by Jambrea Jo Jones

They might die, but their love never will…

Moran Schultz was tasked with getting information from one Ward to another. He was all for helping his brother make Chicago a better place. What he wasn’t expecting was his lover to show up after a month of no contact.

Dutch Luciano isn’t going to let Moran go without a fight. They love each other and the gangs in charge of Chicago aren’t going to keep them apart.

Can Moran let Dutch back in or is it too dangerous? More than Chicago is on the line. Will love be strong enough to survive?

Publisher's Note: This story has been previously released as part of the An Unconventional Chicago anthology by Totally Bound Publishing.

Title: Love Don't Die
Author: Jambrea Jo Jones
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Unconventional In Atlanta , Unconventional in San Diego
Series: An Unconventional Chicago #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: No Bravery, Passion Under Fire, Ganging Up on Love, Bonfire Heart
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: December 12, 2014
Genres: Crime Drama, Male Male Romance, Suspense
Pages: 48
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: four-flames

Chicago.  The Windy City on the shores of majestic Lake Michigan.  Home of such luminaries as Mrs. O’Leary’s cow, Al Capone and of course, Wrigley Field.  Great city, Chicago, with a spectacular if checkered history.

An Unconventional Chicago is an “alternate universe” or so the publisher wants us to believe.  This is a universe where the city is ruled by “gangs.”  Crime and payola are the rule of the day.  Protection rackets are common place.  The rich get richer and the poor . . . well, they might be allowed to live, but on the riches terms.  It is not the place an average person would want to live.

In Love Don’t Die the seriousness of just how strong a hold the “gangs” of the “alternate universe” Chicago have on the city’s population is stressed.  The story picks up pretty much where No Bravery ends.

As with any oppressive government or situation, there is a resistance, underground, whatever you want to call a secret movement to overthrow said oppressive government or situation.  In Love Don’t Die some of the resistance is introduced.

There is Dutch Luciano, a former “gang” member who is now resistance.  Doesn’t Dutch Luciano just scream gang enforcer?  If you check out the cover I bet you can even figure out which one he is.  (Someone did an amazing job one these covers.)  Anyway, Dutch is now the lowest of low man on the totem pole as far as the gangs are concerned – someone took exception to his sexuality – and they pretty much want him dead.

However, Moran Schultz really doesn’t like that idea.  He is in love with Dutch.  Moran is also brother to Frankie, one of the biggies in the resistance movement.  Can you say complications?

A lot of time in this episode is spent with Dutch and Moran angsting about their impossible love.  Sweet, but enough already.

The action was a bit more riveting.  Gasp!  On no!  Help!  What are they going to do now?  *sigh* Breath again.

Now, if you will excuse me, I am off to read the next episode of An Unconventional Chicago.

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