Mine by Mary Calmes – very possessive and edgy
By Mary Calmes
Trevan Bean is a runner for one of the larger bookies in town; he knows what he wants and goes after it. He wanted Landry Carter, all six foot, blond blue/green eyes of him. So one night at a party he got tired of watching Landry give himself away and claimed him as his own; that was five years ago, and they keep each other grounded.
Being a runner means he keeps mostly night hours, he is awaken one morning just after falling in bed by an argument, he went to see who his lover was arguing with a look alike, his brother Christian. Chris had come to ask Landry to come home; their mother was dying of Leukemia and wanted to see him. It took a turf war to convince Landry to let Trevan take him back to Las Vegas to see his family.
One of the other bookies had taken out most of Trevan’s fellow runners, so his boss sent him out of town till things settled down. He let him know that if he didn’t get out right then he would be in for life, Trevan decided to stick with his boss. While in Las Vegas, after meetings Landry’s obscenely rich family, he met with one of the bosses out there and heard what had been going on in his absence, his boss was now the big boss of the operations in Detroit and he would move into his boss’s old position. After talking it over with Landry, he headed back to Detroit to see exactly what was going on. He was met by his friend and unofficial body guard, Constantine, a contract killer most people were completely – unjustifiably – terrified of, but he looked out for Trevan.
The next day Trevan got a call from Chris, Landry had been kidnapped! Connie went back to Las Vegas with him and helped him through getting Landry back. When he got Landry home he took his lover to see his restaurant, his dream. Now his cousin could be chef she wanted to be in her own kitchen, and he and Landry were safe. Landry could continue to make and sell his jewelry and he didn’t have to put in nights of running to collect money any more.
I loved this book; these two men grab me from the beginning and would not let me put the book down. It was edgy, raw, kind of violent at between the two of them, but their love for each other in every action and touch. Ms. Calmes pens a captivating tale with such delightful phrases that stay with you as ‘He was oozing happiness all of a sudden,’ to describe a change of Landry’s mood from angry to happy. And the last line described the whole book and their relationship to perfection; ‘I was real, he was real, the love between us was vibrant and alive and sometimes ugly, sometimes even mean. But was there and I could see it all over him. His eyes couldn’t lie and they were full of me.’
You must pick up this book if you like edgy romance, m/m romances or just good writing, Ms. Calmes has penned another winner. I will be reading more of her writing. Thank you for sharing your stories with us. A solid five star rating goes to this book.