Review: No Boundaries (Phoenix, Inc. #1) by S.E. Jakes

November 3, 2014 Review 2

Review: No Boundaries (Phoenix, Inc. #1) by S.E. Jakes

When your past closes in, running isn’t always an option

The jobs Marcus Lowry works for at Phoenix, Inc. Investigations are quick and easy, and they don’t give him the nightmares his days as a CIA operative did. That is, until he gets involved in a case that grabs him by the throat and won’t let go.

Cole Jacobs left behind his old life on the streets to make a name for himself rebuilding high-end and vintage cars and bikes. But when a stalker threatens to kill him—and to hurt anyone who stands in his way—his past closes in on him, and he’s not sure where to turn.

The last thing Marcus wants to do is take on a charity case, and to say that he and Cole don’t see eye to eye at first is putting things mildly. But when the first attempt on Cole’s life nearly kills them both, Marcus realizes that Cole is in real danger, and Cole is forced to reveal everything. Almost everything. Because Cole’s deepest secrets could destroy them both.

Title: No Boundaries
Author: S. E. Jakes
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Catch a Ghost, Long Time Gone, Dirty Deeds, Free falling
Series: Phoenix Inc
Published by Samhain Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: November 18, 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 187
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

I have no idea why I find two men beating each other bloody and then going after each other like they are horny teenagers hot but I do and I’m absolutely shameless about it. Cole and Marcus set the pages on fire when they do exactly that. They do a lot of fighting. They are complete opposites. They also see in the other what they hate most about people. This makes for a very intense relationship.

Everyone has a past. Everyone has secrets. All of Cole’s have caught up to him in the absolute worst way. His friends at Phoenix Inc see the trouble for what it is and offer their assistance. These men are more than capable of taking care of the situation. Marcus is their man that they send to work Cole’s case. The problem is the fact that Cole and Marcus work at constantly pushing each other’s buttons. It makes for an incredibly hot read. The problems that are haunting Cole make for an intense read that any reader will struggle to put down.

I’m not sure how this is my first S.E. Jakes book but it will not be my last. I believe I’ll start with her Men of Honor series. Styx, Paolo, and Law from Bound by Law have fairly large roles in No Boundaries. I’m very curious how they came together. Considering how hot they are in this book I can only imagine the sexiness of their own book.

Favorite quote, Cole to Marcus: “I didn’t want to want anything, Marcus. I don’t want to want anything I can’t have. Hurts too much.”

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2 Responses to “Review: No Boundaries (Phoenix, Inc. #1) by S.E. Jakes”

  1. christinasnow

    *gasp* No way! You haven’t read any of her books before?!?! The HELL OR HIGH WATER series…you MUST read!!! And I’m with you…I can’t wait to read the Men of Honor series. Great review, Vanessa! smiles…