Coming home from work to find my boyfriend banging our hairy, married landlord–in our bed–was bad enough. Discovering Jamie had also cleaned out my bank accounts made it officially the worst day of my life. I think I can be forgiven for wanting revenge, even if a few little laws (and possibly Jamie’s nose) got bent in the process.
Fortunately, the law is on my side in the form of my oldest friend, Tony Gervase. I’ve tried to deny my attraction to the sexy trooper for years. After all, he made it clear long ago that he wasn’t interested in me that way. But if the hot encounter in his kitchen is any indication, he is now. At least the day is ending a whole lot better than it began…
But the morning after, the Jamie situation goes from bad to seriously messed up. The jerk’s in more trouble than I could have imagined. And as it turns out, I don’t know Tony as well as I thought I did either…
From the first page where hero number one, Mark, walks into St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and smacks his soon to be ex-lover upside the head with a bible, to hero number two, Tony, pulling the above ex-lover off hero number one as he attempts to beat him senseless, to hero number one and two having combustible make up sex this book is non-stop excitement.
I’ve really grown to love the M/M genre in romance novels. While I tend to appreciate those books that are more emotional, I won’t deny that I also enjoy the shorter, faster books that are more “hot” than “heavy”. Men of Smithfield: Mark and Tony definitely belong in the “hot” category. That’s not to say that Mark and Tony don’t figure out their feelings, it’s just that isn’t the focus in this book and that’s perfectly okay by me.
Mark and Tony have known each other since they were kids. They shared an awkward moment years ago. Mark’s been involved with Jamie for awhile, but when he catches him cheating he goes a little crazy. Tony, a local trooper, helps Mark through this rough patch and they wind up exploring the feelings they’ve both harbored for a long time.
I really enjoyed this story; there was violence, suspense, intrigue, and some truly hot and steamy M/M action. It moved at a very fast pace and I found it difficult to put down. This is the first book in the Men of Smithfield series and I’m already looking forward to the next one!
**I’d like to note that this book was originally released in 2008 under the title, Gobsmacked.