Title: An Honorable Man (Men of Manhattan: Book Seven)
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Length: 147 Pages (Kindle)
At a Glance: Was this my favorite of the series? No. But it was still a really good and interesting read.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: Officer Danny Finnegan loves his job. As one of the youngest faces on the police force, he has taken on the challenge of going undercover to catch a serial killer in Manhattan. Ten rent boys have been murdered, and Danny knows it won’t be long before another one turns up dead in an alley. He and his partner, Tiernan Callahan, gear up to hit the seedy side of the city that never sleeps. There’s only one problem. They need help to make Danny’s cover convincing.
Bobby Laughlin left the back streets of Manhattan behind when he came way too close to becoming another number in the rent boy killings. He spends most of his time on Fire Island working at a bar. He is trying to get his life back on track when officer Danny Finnegan walks back into his life. Bobby was attracted to Danny the first time he saw him — when the boyish-looking cop took Bobby’s statement after a client beat him brutally. Working with the the sexy cop could be dangerous. It would put him right back on the streets he’s been trying so hard to avoid.
Bobby reluctantly takes on the task of teaching Danny how to work the streets. As things heat up on the case and in their hearts, Bobby finds himself falling for Danny, and Danny has eyes only for Bobby.
But can they catch a killer before one of them ends up as the next headline?
Review: This is book seven in the Men of Manhattan series, and is written in pure Gasq-Dion fashion. This author is the queen of the series, in that she does really well with multiple individual stories and couplings, all the while keeping a loose but overarching thread of continuity between them. We have met both of these main character’s in previous books, Danny Finnegan in A Healing Man, and Bobby Laughlin in A Selfless Man. Does that mean you have to read those books to understand this one? No, but you may have a minute or two of confusion that will clear as the story progresses. As with each of this authors’ series, it really is best if you start with number one and work your way onward, as her characters and storylines do overlap. Besides, they are all really good, so it’s not as if it will be a hardship!
Danny Finnegan is twenty-five, but facially, he looks like he is a teenager. His place on the police force has been hard won, and he is proud of what he has managed to accomplish. Rent boys are dying, there have been ten deaths so far, and the force is starting to look bad. Danny knows he can make a difference by going undercover as one of the prostitutes, working the streets to stop this killer.
Bobby Laughlin is the “one that got away”. He is the one rent boy that has managed to live after his attack. He’s left the rent boy life behind and is waiting tables in a friend’s bar. When he is approached to help Danny blend into the streets and show him the ropes, Bobby very reluctantly agrees.
Working and living together in a live-or-die situation helps both men to give in to earlier attractions. These two guys are just so cute together. I really loved Danny in his first appearances in A Healing Man, and couldn’t wait for his story. He has an infectious sense of humor and a strong sense of honor. Bobby is perfect for him, and I really hope they make appearances as a couple in future books of the series. Bobby, being nineteen, has turned his life around and I would love to see how he matures. Was this my favorite of the series? No. But it was still a really good and interesting read. I love how this author weaves her characters and storylines—I must as I have all of her books in this series, and others.
Don’t think too deep with these books: nothing wrong with hot guys, hot sex, and predictable but interesting storylines. The serial killer is not the focus here; the relationship between the two MCs is. I definitely recommend this book, as well as the others in the series. Read them all in order; you won’t be disappointed.
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