Review: “We met in Death” by K.A Merikan

TITLE: We met in Death
AUTHOR: K.A Merikan
SERIES: –
PUBLISHER: Acerbi & Villani Ltd
COVER ARTIST: Natasha Snow
GENRE: Contemporary Romance; Dark
E-BOOK: Yes
PAPERBACK: No
LENGTH: 274 pages
RELEASE DATE: October 10, 2017
PRICE: $4.39 -e-book
  

BLURB:

“This is not the night you die.”
*

After years of working for a loan shark, Robert is done with blood and violence. All he has to show for it is a bag of money and a lifetime of regrets. There’s no other way out of his line of work than in a body bag.

So Robert decides to die.

But on the night he chooses to seal his own fate, destiny offers him a chance at redemption. When Robert saves a handsome young escort from a terrible death, he has no idea he is setting in motion much more than one last attempt at proving that inside the hardened shell, he is a decent human being.

Charming, quick-witted, and full of smiles, Nathan is all Robert could dream of. He’s also ready to fall into the arms of his gruff protector. Robert, on the other hand, has never been with a man and will first need to fight his own demons if he is to accept that his whole being wants to make Nathan his.

With his former boss hunting them both, time is ticking, and Robert might just not get the chance to decide before it’s too late. More importantly though, Robert will stop at nothing to protect the man who’s made him feel alive again, the man who is the only thing between him and the abyss.

*

“I never had to think much about death before, but I did yesterday. I thought I would die. In a hole. Covered with dirt. Suffocate underground.
But then you saved me.”

POSSIBLE SPOILERS:
Themes: enemies to lovers, protector, cruelty, homophobia, crime, self-discovery, family conflict, age gap, escort, self-hate, first time, revenge, on the run

Genre: Dark, gritty, contemporary M/M romance
Erotic content: Scorching hot, emotional, explicit scenes

Length: ~90,000 words (Standalone novel, HEA)

WARNING: This story contains scenes of violence, torture, mentions of suicide, offensive language, morally ambiguous characters, homophobia and homophobic language


This book is AWESOME.
I love it so much.
Robert Zidane wants to die. He’s a “goon” for the crime lord of Houston, Mr. Vogel. After 20 years, to be a half-dead man, not living, just “working” (meaning beating and killing people), he decided one night to kill himself. That’s when he meets Nathan.

Nathan is a young escort boy who meets the wrong client, Mr. Vogel. After using him, the gangster decided to kill him. That’s when Robert came to save his life.
The girls are back, and they did their great show, this book is written in a pure K.A Merikan style.

Robert is awesome, he has my heart (and body if he wants). All his adult life, he lies about himself, about his sexuality. He’s so deep in the closet and in total denial about it that he can’t suffer living like that anymore. He can’t live with himself, and what he does for living is the last straw. When he meets Nathan, he doesn’t want to admit that he’s gay, and each time, he backpedals, hurting Nathan in the process. He’s strong, fierce, and would do anything for Nathan. But he’s also fragile and hurt. I love this character, hard and tender, strong and fragile…. Human, just human!

Nathan is adorable, strong, awesome, and smart. He wants Robert but refuses to take shit from him. He fights against him, he fights with him, he fights for him. Nathan isn’t the damsel in distress here, he’s a fierce warrior too, in his own way.

This book is amazing, the story and plot are captivating, we alternate between Nathan and Robert’s pov. The writing is fluid and dynamic, and the characters are well developed, especially their complex psyche.

It’s not a book about 2 guys on the run, like Bonnie and Clyde (or here Robert and Nathan). No, here we have a love story born in death, growing up in pain, fear and secrets and exploding in the light.

It’s 5 OptimuMM’s for Rob and Nathan, my Bonnie and Clyde of the MM love!

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC. My review is an honest opinion of the book***

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