Title: The Walls of Troy
Just when the pieces begin to add up, danger blows them all apart…
MA1 Iskander Ayhan’s orders are simple: stay with Admiral Dalton’s son as a plainclothes bodyguard while the kid attends university classes. So typical—a high-ranking officer abusing Navy resources for unnecessary security.
It isn’t long before Iskander realizes there’s more to his assignment than protecting the kid from benign harassment by homophobic classmates. Behind those piercings, eyeliner, and bad attitude, Troy Dalton is scared. Truly, deeply, scared.
Troy is indeed hiding something. Iskander is the only one who’s ever taken his fears seriously, which gives him hope. Yet Troy isn’t sure one lone, armed-to-the-teeth bodyguard is enough to keep him safe, especially since he can’t risk telling Iskander the truth.
As Iskander slowly gains Troy’s trust, the walls start coming down. And before they know it, the warmth between them explodes into real heat. Until suddenly Iskander realizes he’s a magnet for danger, not a shield.
Now he doesn’t know how to keep Troy safe—stay close, or get as far away from him as possible.
Warning: Contains a younger man with a thing for older men, and an older man who doesn’t usually have quite so much trouble resisting younger men. Author is not responsible for any bad academic habits that might result from watching these two “study” for their exams.
Author: L.A. Witt
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Finding Master Right, Capture and Surrender, After the Fall, Static
Published by Samhain Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: October 7, 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance, Military Romance
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The orders that Iskander receives to protect an admiral’s son seems more like a possible punishment that a protective detail that he should be happy about. MA1 playing bodyguard is a simple enough assignment though. Sadly it doesn’t take Iskander that long on the job to discover that there is much more going on with Troy than anyone realizes. What many see as a troubled kid, Iskander sees a traumatized young man. Iskander goes into this job with everything. He knows there is something going on and the cop in him won’t just accept the answers he’s given. It’s those moments with Troy where he is trying to find out what is really going on, why he is really needed that he starts getting to know the man behind the attitude and walls. Troy has done all he knows to protect himself from the danger that he knows is out there. Iskander taking him seriously is a fresh outlook on what he hopes to get past.
The Walls of Troy is one of the few first person point of views books that I’ve read that just really worked for me. While I wanted to know what was going on with Troy, I liked that I was kept guessing just like Iskander. I also enjoyed Iskander’s reactions to Troy. Seeing and knowing Troy through Iskander eyes just made this book. Their reactions to each other and what they discover between themselves made this a great read.
Iskander to Troy: “I know all the reasons we shouldn’t do this, but I’m finding it really, really hard to give a fuck.”
Troy to Iskander: “Maybe it’s fucked up and crazy, but I’d rather be in danger with you that be safe alone.