Review by Gloria Lakritz
Review Chair & Sr Reviewer for the Paranormal Romance Guild
I am so excited to be reviewing a new to me author; A E Ryecart. This author was recommended to me from a friend, and I will be forever grateful. The first book in this Deviant Heart series had a really difficult theme.
Abuse of any kind is hard to read, the person being abused is in such a terrible position. That being said, a person putting themselves under the power of an abuser for the love for another person’s care and safety is doubly hard.
This is the position Billy Grace finds himself , as we meet him in the restroom of a gay club being attacked by thugs…..This is where Dashiell Slater Good Samaritan finds him and fights the men leaving them bloody. Dashiell has never seen anything as beautiful as Billy and this is how he and we are introduced into Billy’s world.
Dashiell helps Billy back to his friends table at the club and meets Frank a ‘big boss’ of sorts. Frank offers Dashiell a job to be a driver for Billy along with odd jobs as his gratitude. With Dashiell wanting to see and learn more about Billy, he accepts and is brought into a bit of the underworld.
While our author never put us thru the actual abuse, we do see the direct degradation and aftermath of the physical abuse. Dashiell becomes ensconced in trying to sort this all out and save Billy. Our author allows this process not to be rushed and we see how Billy is in this situation.
This book is a wonderful read, with trust and love trying to overcome darkness. I can’t wait for Lee’s story.