Speak No Evil by J.R. Gray
Publisher: Gray Books
Release Date (Print & Ebook): March 28th
Length (Print & Ebook): 70,000 words
Subgenre: Contemporary M/M Romance
Learn more: https://jrgraybooks.com/speak-no-evil/
Weston doesn’t believe in voodoo but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t believe in him. His life and family were steeped in the stuff and it was fine, until voodoo took everything from him, ripped his life from his grasp. And when it swallowed whole the person he loved most he had to escape.
But there were consequences. His voodoo goddess wasn’t going to let go of him so easily, and her revenge was the pinnacle of evil. He could have dealt with something like impotence or boils, but this was purely depraved. She came for him and hit him where it hurts. She might as well have taken his guns.
Weston found himself unable to lie. A hitman who can’t lie. What a joke.
When his handler throws him a bone, a job that requires no interaction only observation, Weston takes it. He should be able to do this in his sleep, but he’s off his game. He gets way too close. Nothing is as it seems, and someone else, maybe someone worse than him, is stalking his mark. But he can’t leave the kid high and dry. Not when Eli is all he can think about.
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Robin
Weston grew up in New Orleans and voodoo surrounded him but he never really believed in it. Until the woman closest to him dove into voodoo and Weston had to escape. After she curses him, his profession as a hitman takes a hit. While on a job for surveillance, he finds himself growing more obsessed with his target. After getting way too close, Eli is all he can think about but will their relationship end up getting one of them killed?
“Weston loved the fight for dominance. It was cute how Eli actually thought he was in control here. Weston ate guys like him for breakfast, and he sure as hell didn’t do anything without wanting to.”
Action, Mystery, Voodoo stuff…what more could you want? I loved being on edge with the twists and running from hit men. Lots of intense moments and crazy curses from a voodoo practitioner. Talk about an angry ex! This story was quite the page turner and I was not disappointed.
This story is fast paced with some stalking thrown in for fun. I loved trying to figure out who was betraying them while they set the sheets on fire. WHOOSH! Definitely a steamy, action packed book that made my heart beat just a little bit faster.
Sex in clubs was easier. This Weston was sure of. But he wanted Eli naked and sprawled out under him, and now he had to figure out where to put all the guns he was wearing. Which, if he was honest with himself, was a bit excessive. Too late to have regrets now. He had to stash them and fast.
Eli was on him as soon as he passed over the threshold into the bedroom. He was unrelenting in trying to get Weston’s clothes off. So enthusiastic he seemed almost sex starved, which didn’t make any sense considering how good he was with his mouth.
“Are you planning on wearing those all night?” Eli asked.
“Feisty little fuck, aren’t you?”
“I know what I want.” He renewed his effort to get Weston out of his clothes.
Weston loved the fight for dominance. It was cute how Eli actually thought he was in control here. Weston ate guys like him for breakfast, and he sure as hell didn’t do anything without wanting to.
About J.R. Gray
Gray is a cynical Chicago native, who drinks coffee all day, barely sleeps, and is a little too fashion obsessed. He writes realistic and damaged characters because everyone deserves a happily ever after.
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