Title: All In
Author: A.T. Brennan
Series: Den Boys #1
Release Date: July 11th 2017
Genre: MM Erotic Contemporary Romance
“I learned a long time ago that nothing is free, not even help.” ~ Blaze
Almost getting killed in a gay bashing should have been one of the worst moments of my life, but with everything I’ve been through, it was just another day, except for the gorgeous man who stepped in to save me. There is something about Galen that draws me in and makes me want know him, and the more time I spend with him, the more I feel free to be myself. Galen doesn’t seem to know what he wants, but I’m a man who stays true to himself, and Galen seems to be someone worth taking a chance on.
“Then you happened and all you have to do is touch me and I lose myself.” ~ Galen
I never thought I’d stumble on an attempted murder, but that’s exactly what happened one night while I was trying to get home. After chasing away the assailants and helping the enigmatic young victim home I tried to put the incident out of my mind, but I couldn’t get him out of my head. I might not have ever thought about being with a man before, but the more time I spend with Blaze, the more I learn about who I really am. Blaze has scars that run deep, but as he opens up to me I find myself questioning everything I thought I wanted, and wondering if I’m a good enough man to give him what he needs.
All In grabs your attention from the first page, and instantly you’re thrown into the life of Blaze, who’s suffered horribly in the past and continues to be hurt in the first part of the story when he’s attacked in the street. When Galen comes to his rescue, there’s an instant connection between two men who have never had a proper relationship with anyone. They seem to be polar opposites, but their attraction to each other and their loneliness brings them together.
Both characters have flaws, which I liked and found realistic. Their story is written from alternating view points by chapter, and I enjoyed being able to get into both characters’ heads and feel what they felt as they gradually and at first unwillingly, fell for each other.
The story is gripping and you long for these two loners to find love in each other. While they do so, there are lots of love scenes as Blaze fills the hole in his life with Galen, and Galen explores, experiments, and realises Blaze is what he’s been missing. The sex is steaming and you’ll get very hot under the collar! Although there’s a lot of it, it lends to the story and development of the characters and you won’t be able to stop yourself falling for these guys as they fumble their way through the first steps of falling in love.
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The alarm on my phone was going off and I’d reached up to silence it while half asleep. That move had sent a wave of pain through my body that was so sharp it felt like a cinder block had been dropped on me.
It took me almost thirty seconds to get myself close enough to the phone to silence the alarm, and then a full minute to sit up.
My entire body hurt from my ankles to the tips of my fingers. I felt like death warmed over, but I had to get up.
Last night had been buckets of fucked up, and not just because I’d almost had my head stomped.
Getting jumped sucked, almost getting killed was sobering, but it was meeting Galen that had my head spinning.
Who would have thought my Good Samaritan would be the hottest man I’d ever seen, and he’d been nice.
I had no idea why he’d wanted to help me, why he’d insisted on taking care of me. Other than my makeshift family at the bar no one had ever shown me that kind of concern, and it was a little unnerving.
The weirdest part was how he hadn’t wanted anything in return, and he’d actually given me his card and offered his legal services for free. What the actual fuck? Nothing was free, but he was straight so I was guessing he didn’t want the type of repayment that was normally demanded from me.
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About the Author
A.T. Brennan, who also writes under the name Mandie Mills, is a romance and erotica author. A native of Ottawa, Canada, she enjoys picking up and moving from city to city every few years. A former member of the Canadian Armed Forces, current entrepreneur and freelance writer, she enjoys spending her days working on her many projects and her nights writing and not getting enough sleep. Currently she lives on Canada’s East Coast with her family, both two- and four-legged. She enjoys collecting books and exploring the different sides of romance and romantic expression in her works.