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Book Info

Book Series
The Power Of Zero #1
About the Author
Jackie Keswick was born behind the Iron Curtain with itchy feet, a bent for rocks and a recurrent dream of stepping off a bus in the middle of nowhere to go home. She's worked in a hospital and as the only girl with 52 men on an oil rig, spent a winter in Moscow and a summer in Iceland and finally settled in the country of her dreams with her dream team: a husband, a cat, a tandem, a hammer and a laptop.
Jackie loves stories about unexpected reunions and second chances, and men who don't follow the rules when those rules are stupid. She has a thing for green eyes and tight cyclist's butts and is a great believer in making up soundtracks for everything, including her characters and the cat. 
And she still hasn't found the place where the bus stops. 
Publication Date
May 13, 2015
Pages
9 hours 38 minutes, 306 pages
Content Warning
child abuse, child prostitution, people trafficking, drug abuse, kidnapping all feature in this book.

Note
AUDIO version is narrated by Fox Ballard.

Filed on personal Goodreads shelves: 2016 reads, 2016 audio, 2016 Divine Magazine, male/male, romance, military/police dudes, crime/thriller, darker/grittier, first time author
You don’t greet your new boss dressed like an underage rent boy. But when Jack Horwood—ace hacker and ex-MI6 operative—opens the door to Gareth Flynn, he's too busy to worry over details like that. And anyway, his potential new boss is his former Commanding Officer – the same guy Jack has had a crush on since he was seventeen. So he should understand, right?

When he applied for the job in Nancarrow Mining's corporate security division, Jack had hoped for peaceful days repelling cyber attacks. Maybe a bit of corporate espionage on the side. His plans didn't include rescuing abused children, hunting pimps, or dealing with his overly protective and hot-as-hell boss, Gareth Flynn.

Walking away is not an option. Jack never takes the easy way out. More than that, meeting Gareth raises old ghosts that Jack needs to put to rest. Rescuing kids. Taking risks. Saving the day. Jack can do all that – but deciding what to do about his attraction to Gareth isn’t the sort of cloak-and-dagger game Jack plays well. Yet Gareth, strong and smart and always on hand when needed, might be Jack’s salvation.

Editor reviews

1 reviews

Stunning debut author and narrator
(Updated: April 27, 2016)
Overall 
 
5.0

Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted the AUDIO version of this book.

Jack applies to a company that will benefit from his considerable talents. He never expected to run into his old commanding officer. Never expected that Gareth might harbour the same feelings that Jack did, even after all this time. Jack and Gareth face a testing time, there is something very wrong at Nancarrow Mining. And Jack has managed to find himself  slap bang in the middle of a child prostitution investigation too. 

What we have here, are basically two stories intertwined into a larger one:  the one at Jack's job, at Nancarrow Mining and the one with the child prostitution ring. The two tales are seamlessly joined, and at more than one point, did I think that they might actually merge, that the culprit at work, might be something to do with the police operation. I'm still on the fence about that one, I've yet been told otherwise!

It is, as far as I can tell, a first-time author. And it is a first in series. And it is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I loved the way we got into Jack's mind when he is working, the way he calms his very busy mind; 
the way he lets so little of himself out to Gareth in the beginning, and how he lets it all out, eventually. How Jack deals with his own past while trying to help the boys they rescued. How we get into Gareth's head, with his feelings for the brat, for Jack, how he just wants to look after Jack. How he felt he never really knew Jack, before, but how much he really needs to know him now.

The situation with the boys is difficult, and made for some painful listening, we hear from a couple of them, and its hard, you know? To hear what those boys went through, are STILL going through.

You are also left a bit....cliffhanger...ish. While Jack and Gareth get their happy for now, there are more problems ahead for them. That epilogue leaves you wondering just what the hell is going on!

Fox Ballard narrates. This is, after looking on Audible, the only book I can find narrated by him. I hope he does more. It's so nice to hear an English accent in narration, and Ballard's voices for all the characters but Jack and Gareth especially are excellent. I had no trouble defining the voices from each other, and Ballard's reading voice is deep and even. He portrays everyone brilliantly, and I do hope he gets to continue on with this series. I'll certain look to finding other books read by Ballard.

5 stars for the narration
5 stars for the book
5 stars overall.

**same worded review will appear on Goodreads, Audible.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, and  Barnes and Noble**

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