Review: Crossing Borders (Crossing Borders #1) by Z.A. Maxfield

July 31, 2015 Review 0

Review: Crossing Borders (Crossing Borders #1) by Z.A. Maxfield

Two dudes walk into a bookstore…

Tristan knows he’s got issues. His latest ex-girlfriend knows it too. He can’t blame her for dumping him—even though she gets her brother to do it for her. Since he can’t stop staring at said brother’s package, he figures it’s about time to put a label on those issues. He likes guys.

He heads to a local bookstore with what he’s sure is a foolproof plan to find someone to show him what he’s been missing. But who should crash his little adventure? Officer Michael Truax, who gave him a really expensive ticket back in high school for skateboarding without a helmet.

Michael has been trying to catch Tristan for years...to give him a second ticket. Suddenly faced with “Sparky”, all grown up and looking to get laid, Michael’s protective instinct kicks in—and presents him with an opportunity that’s hard to resist. After all, the kid must know what he’s getting into, so why not?

But when a man with a plan connects with a man with a hunger, the result is nothing short of explosive.

Title: Crossing Borders
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: My Cowboy Heart, Lost and Found, Home the Hard Way, My Cowboy Homecoming
Series: Crossing Borders
Published by Samhain Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: August 4, 2015
Genres: Male Male Romance
Pages: 271
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

This was one hot read. I was totally not expecting this book to be as hot as it was. Tristan and Michael get it on, a lot. It was completely unexpected but it worked with their love story. The cover does not scream “Hot ass read.” As much sex as there was in the pages of Crossing Borders I felt that the love that Tristan and Michael found was done into a really sweet love story. The sweet and sexy worked well together. Tristan is younger than Michael, yet very mature for his age. He also has much less experience with men than Michael does. All of this makes for one hell of a good story.

The one thing that didn’t really work for me was the denouement. Any good romance needs this. I’m pretty sure it’s a requirement. Michael and Tristan go together so well and their relationship is running so smoothly for so much of this book I thought this would be one of those books that just doesn’t have a conflict. Then IT happens. They have their mini meltdown. They have a quasi make up. The make up was sex (because that is the one thing they are really good at) with very little on how they will make it work. Then flash forward four years later. I needed a little more before the epilogue.

Favorite quote, Michael to Tristan: “I’m the guy you caught today, Sparky.”

Paranormal Romance

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