Review: The Mediator by A.J. Llewellyn

December 18, 2014 Review 0

Review: The Mediator by A.J. Llewellyn

Icarus Smith has two problems, and they both want him… Their Mediator.

Icarus Smith has just landed an unusual assignment. A licensed mediator used to handling squabbling spouses, he’s been hand-picked to negotiate a forty million dollar welterweight championship title fight.

The problem is, these two world-boxing champions hate each other. Worst of all, Icarus has discovered that one of them, Italian superstar Paolo de Luca, is the man with whom he had a passionate affair in Italy the previous summer.

Paolo cruelly dumped him, and Icarus realizes he is still devastated. Can he overcome his personal feelings to work with Paolo and the boxer's arch-nemesis, US champion Adam Wyler?

So far, the fight scheduled to take place at New York’s Madison Square Garden is a bust. Fans have bought tickets, and Pay-Per-View sales are through the roof. Just like Lady Di’s face once adorned dishcloths, these guys have their faces on buttons, badges, posters, TV and print ads.

And they don’t care.

But Icarus has an even bigger problem. He’s just accepted promoter Thaddeus Halsey’s huge wad of cash to broker this deal and Icarus wants the money for a restoration project in his hometown in Las Vegas.

Can Icarus go through with mediation? Can he persuade the man who broke his heart to face the guy who now apparently wants it?

Title: The Mediator
Author: A.J. Llewellyn
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Wolf Moon, About You
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: December 19, 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance, Menage
Pages: 82
See the title at Goodreads
Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: three-stars
Flames: five-flames
Bailey Bradford

Eighteen months ago Icarus had the most amazing three weeks of his life. His vacation travels gave him the man of his dreams. He had the greatest sex of his life, fell in love, and then lost it all in the blink of an eye. Icarus has tried to carry on with his life. He has immersed himself in his work. He has tried unsuccessfully to date. He exists. Life is bland and dull and utterly uneventful until boxing promoter Thaddeus Halsey barges into his life with a job offer unlike any other.

Thaddeus has to get Paolo and Adam to stop fighting outside of the ring. He has got to get these two men into the ring for the boxing event of the century. He is willing to do anything to get them to stop the fighting long enough to get them to fight night. He is so desperate to see this happen that he has hired Icarus Smith to be their mediator. Icarus is good at what he does. He knows he can make it happen. He is just taken by surprise by what will have to happen to keep these two from beating the hell out of each other at every given opportunity.

I really needed a prequel and a sequel to this novella. I need the prequel because I want to know every single one of the numerous very sexy details of everything that Paolo and Icarus got up to during their three weeks in Rome. Oh my this is one hot read. I want the sequel because I need to know what happens after the fight. Do Paolo and Icarus have room for Adam. There is too much tension between Adam and Paolo for there not to be something more than a one-time threesome.

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