Review: Pent Up by Damon Suede

November 23, 2015 Review 0

Review: Pent Up by Damon Suede

PENT UP: Mix business with pleasure and take cover.

Ruben Oso moves to Manhattan to start his life over as a low-rent bodyguard and stumbles into a gig in a swanky Park Avenue penthouse. What begins as executive protection turns personal working for a debonair zillionaire who makes Ruben question everything about himself.

Watching over financial hotshot Andy Bauer puts Ruben in an impossible position. He knows zero about shady trading and his cocky boss lives barricaded in a glass tower with wall-to-wall secrets and hot-and-cold-running paranoia. Can the danger be real? Is Andy for real?

What’s a bullet catcher to do? Ruben knows his emotions are out of control even as he races to untangle a high-priced conspiracy and his crazy feelings before somebody gets dead. If his suspicions are right, Andy will pay a price neither can afford, and Ruben may discover there’s no way to guard a heart.

Title: Pent Up
Author: Damon Suede
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Bad Idea, Horn Gate
Published by Dreamspinner Press
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: November 20, 2015
Genres: Male Male Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 290
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Stars: three-stars
Flames: three-flames

Ruben is Pent Up about getting Andy bent up. There were so many things that I absolutely loved about Damon Suede’s new book. There were also a few things that confused the hell out of me. I’m okay with the confusion though. The story, characters, and sexual tension made up for it.

Shortly before I purchased Pent Up a fellow blogger friend and I were discussing it. She had read a couple of chapters and we had an in-depth discussion on the gay for you troupe. She doesn’t read much male male romance so the idea of gay for you was new to her. As we were talking about Ruben and Andy’s alpha personalities I pointed out that many of the gay for you books have the men fighting thus bleeding before they figure out that they’re going to get their sexy on. There was something a little different here but I totally called the fact that there would be blood.

Now let me tell you about the figuring things out. Ruben and Andy are straight men. They tell each other this repeatedly. Ruben is fairly fresh out of a messy divorce from his high school sweetheart. Andy’s had so many bedwarmers that even his mother jokes about it. The direction they took their thing from attraction to want to need worked for me. The momentum of their getting together kept the book moving at a great pace. Andy’s professional relationship with Ruben kept the sexual tension high while it also fanned the fires of the attraction.

The things I didn’t understand revolved around Andy’s job. I read what he did. I still have no clue what he did. When the who and why of the suspense element of this novel unfolded I understood the motive I just didn’t understand how the solution to the problem was solved and what it really meant for Andy in the end.

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