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Release Day Review: Dearly Stalked by Allison Cassatta

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Release Day Review: Dearly Stalked by Allison Cassatta

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About the Author
I am a married, 33 year old, female, with no children. By trade I am a network engineer with far too many years under my belt. My first book was published in 2010 by Kerlak Publishing, followed by a short story in 2011 through Dreamspinner Press. I don't have any formal training, I simply write what I feel. I have a vivid imagination and love building dream worlds for my readers to escape to. 

I recently discovered that I am a hopeless romantic and that usually makes for some very turbulent stories. As most know, love is a mountain and at its peak there's infinite beauty, but it's best appreciated after a difficult climb... that's how I write. The world would be a boring place if we didn't have to fight a little for what we wanted, now wouldn't it.
Publication Date
January 23, 2017
Available Formats
ebook and paperback
Pages
266 pages
Note
Filed on personal Goodreads/Booklikes shelves: Divine Magazine 2017, 4 star reads 2017, darker/grittier, male/male, romance, crime/thriller, police/military dudes
ASIN
B01MZ649BY
Writing crime novels catapulted Memphis native Silas Cooper to fame and fortune, but when his words backfire and he becomes trapped in what could be one of his books, he needs a hero of his own.

Silas’s publicist insists he hire a personal assistant, and Silas chooses Scott Kramer. But before Scott starts, he already has a round of steamy phone sex to hold over Silas’s head, and his interest in his boss isn’t decreasing.

Benjamin Logan joined the Army to see the world, and while deployed he read every one of Silas’s books. With his military career over, Ben is back in Memphis working for the police department—and attempting a deeply closeted relationship with fellow cop Morgan Brown.

Over coffee, Silas and Ben become friends who support each other as relationships fall apart, and the attraction between them slowly emerges. When a dangerous stalker threatens Silas, it’s up to Ben to stop him.

If Ben fails, Silas might not live to tell this story… and Ben might not be able to live with himself.

Editor reviews

1 reviews

great solid 4 star read.
Overall 
 
4.0

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


Silas' publicist insists he hires an assistant. And Silas picks Scott. Which turns into a monumentally bad decision. Silas meets Ben, a police officer, at the local coffee shop. Ben is a big Silas fan, having read all his books. As Silas and Scott begin to fall apart, Ben and Silas begin to bond. As Ben and Morgan, his boyfriend, begin to unravel, Silas finds his life in danger and reaches to Ben to help.

I quite enjoyed this! It was great watching Silas unravel with the Scott situation and watching Ben getting into, and then, out of, the Morgan situation, and then watching Been and Silas together. 

While it is painfully obvious who the dangerous stalker is, it is not a bad thing. I love knowing early on, as much as I love having to wait for the big reveal. Seeing it fall apart around Silas' ears, causing him to bar his windows and change the locks, was really great reading. 

I did not car much for Ben in the beginning, especially when he does what he does to Morgan, but he does redeem himself by doing what he does for Silas.

Both men have their say, but if Scott and Morgan had been given a voice too, I think this would have been a five star read. You know how I love getting into the heads of the bad guys, especially the nutty ones!

It's not overly explicit, nor is it graphically violent. Silas' books have torture in them, but it is glanced over and sort of left for you to fill in the blanks. And just what Silas suffers at the hands of the stalker is not described in detail. You have to use what you picked up about Silas' books, to fill all that in.

It didn't seem the 266 pages billed on Goodreads. I have two other books by Cassatta sitting on my "languishing on kindle" shelf. I may well pull them to the top of the pile.

A good solid read.

4 stars

**same worded review will appear on Goodreads, Booklikes, DreamSpinner Press, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Kobo and Barnes and Noble**

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