*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
Hoping to make some extra money, high school teacher Corey Elliot takes a summer job teaching a GED prep course at Indiana State Prison. He knows he will meet the notorious Dustin Sutton, a man who has almost completed serving a ten-year sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.
“From the moment I saw him within those prison walls, I knew he was off-limits, but there was a spark in his eyes that made me wonder…”
To save his mother’s beloved home, Dustin courageously agreed to take the fall for his ex-boyfriend’s drugs in exchange for a large quantity of cash. Behind bars from the tender age of eighteen, Dustin hopes to quietly transition back into a regular life but quickly realizes it may not be that simple with the label of ex-con weighing him down.
“It’s a risky move, but it might get us out of this place. It might give us a new life.”
Together, Corey and Dustin work to find a way to not only repair Dustin’s reputation but strengthen the fire that’s beginning to burn between them. But when Dustin’s ex appears with a tempting offer for Dustin to make some serious cash, Corey is forced to choose between walking the straight and narrow or crossing a dangerous line that could secure a future for him and the man he has grown to love.
The book contains a lot of unexected behaviour of the character, not sure yet if I’m happy with. The first thing I am a bit confused is the fact that Corey is teaching in a prison. The plot is built on this but it is only the beginning of the book which takes place there. Also the accusation of Corey’s boss are a bit exaggerated… I am not sure what to do with this character.
Sometimes the main character had a lack of action, they endure things a bit passive and other things are described in a really detailed way, so there is the danger of boring the reader a bit. I didn’t find it boring but it was sometimes hard to follow the character’s motivs..
Also did the book contains a low steam according the sexual tension. There is a spark between the two, Corey and Dustin, but it could be better displayed. All in all it could have been more tension between the character. I am also a bit disappointed we saw more about the whole issue with Dustin’s exboyfriend than to focus on the relationship between Corey and Dustin. A lot of potential was wasted a bit… A pity…
All in all though I was entertained and it was a good book with a solid way of writing and Jason Colins is really good in creating a story you can follow. If he avoid a few of the named things the books improve, I’m for sure and I realy hope the next books will show this. 🙂
I give it 4 out of 5 stars because of a solid writing and a thrilling plot.