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Release Day Review: Keeping Him Safe, by Elizabeth Coldwell

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Keeping Him Safe

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About the Author
I am Rotherham’s foremost (okay, only) writer of quality erotica and erotic romance. Though I’m now based in London, family and football take me back North on a regular basis. Indeed, if you’re ever at a Rotherham United match (I know, what are the chances?) and you spot a small blonde with a large ‘London Millers’ flag, that’ll be me.

For twenty years, I worked on the UK edition of Forum magazine, for most of those years as editor. In that time, I built up the fiction side of the magazine, and was responsible for publishing the first stories by lots of now well-known and established erotic authors – most notably Portia da Costa and Lindsay Gordon, who was until recently Black Lace’s series editor.

However, I love writing even more than I love editing, and I’ve finally taken the plunge to write full-time. I’ve had stories published by Black Lace, Xcite Books, Cleis Press, Circlet Press, Mammoth, Ravenous Romance, Total-e-bound and more, and my collection of three gay erotic novellas, Wild Rides, will be coming out as a print book from Xcite in 2012. And I’m happy in my work…


Publication Date
April 25, 2017
Available Formats
e book only
Pages
61
Note
note: filed on personal Goodreads/Booklikes shelves: 2017 reads, 4 star reads 2017, Divine Magazine 2017, male/male, romance, short stories, hangover cures, crime/thriller
ASIN
B06XKQMM9C
Jon is the man of his dreams, but can he prevent those dreams becoming a nightmare?

Every night, Xander Craig has the same dream. He’s in the shower with a gorgeous stranger, who is shot by a mystery assassin and dies in Xander’s arms. Xander believes this dream is tied to his guilt over failing to prevent the death of his husband, Gary, but his latest assignment as a top-level bodyguard causes him to reassess that belief. He’s charged with looking after wealthy and successful entrepreneur, Jon Kovacs, who’s being stalked by an obsessive, dangerous ex-boyfriend. As soon as Xander sees Jon’s photo, he knows this is the man in his dream.

Xander escorts Jon to a remote safe house on the cliffs, as a police manhunt for Jon’s ex, Cody, takes place. He and Jon start to fall for each other. Xander knows he’s crossing a line, but he can’t help acting on that attraction. While he and Jon are sharing intimate moments, is Xander’s dream about to become violent reality?

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short and kinda sweet, but I needed Jon!
(Updated: April 27, 2017)
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Posted by Susan Mac Nicol on behalf of Debbie Attenborough. Susan did NOT read this book :)

Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted my copy of this book.

Faced, quite literally, with the man of his dreams, Xander has to keep the real Jon from ended up like he does in Xander's dreams: dead on the bathroom floor.

I liked this! 

It's only short, some 60 odd pages (according to Goodreads, but Amazon puts it at 15! Go figure!) just under an hours reading time, for me. The fisrt I've read of Coldwell's that I can see, unless there was one in a box set, but it makes me want to read more. Longer, more in depth. 

It's not overly complicated, nor is it explicit, or graphic. It's very well written and I did not spot a single spelling or editing error.

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Only Xander has a say! And I know, I KNOW I say it far too often, and I'm gonna have to get over my aversion to single point of view books but I gotta say it here, again! Had Jon had a say, I have no doubt, none what-so-ever, that this would have been a 5 star read! I NEEDED to hear from Jon, I really did. 

I liked that Xander tried so very hard NOT to fall for Jon, even after that first time. He tried so hard, bless him, but Jon won him over real quick! 

I loved that Jon was totally unfazed by Xander's revelation about his dreaming about Jon, and it did not bother him at all!

Even for such a short book, had Jon had a voice, it would be a five star read but he didn't, so...

4 stars

**same worded review will appear elsewhere**


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