TITLE: Greyson Fox
AUTHOR: TL Travis
PUBLISHER: Encompass Ink
COVER ARTIST: SL Perrine
LENGTH: 189 pages
RELEASE DATE: Sept 28, 2018
PRICE: $2.99 – e-book/ $ 10.99– paperback
Greyson Fox, the man, the myth, the legend. The highly sought after, self-proclaimed permanent bachelor. Or so the rumor mill goes. Sure, I’ve heard it all – but the one that stung the most was being called a heartless bastard. Love ‘em and leave ‘em, that one in particular I found to be the most humorous since only one man had ever shared my bed more than once, and he’d long since passed away.
I wasn’t the heartless bastard they all proclaimed me to be, but life had a way of kicking me in the teeth…Repeatedly, so I shut my heart off.
For years I thrived, building my empire and living by my own rules. Until one day, the walls came crashing down around me.
Potential trigger warning:
This book contains brief descriptions of human sex trafficking, as well as two mentions of sexual abuse, including a brief description of oral abuse and an attempted sexual assault. There is some physical abuse by the syndicates hands and a drug overdose so if those are trigger points this may not be the book for you.
Greyson Fox has not had an easy life. After his mother passes, Greyson meets the older handsome Daniel Holloway, and he falls in love almost instantly. Daniel is perfect in every way. When tragedy strikes yet again, Grayson is devastated. After a period of grieving, Greyson takes what Daniel gave him and turned it into a successful empire. Greyson has every reason not to trust in love, and as the last piece of his heart breaks, he decides he’ll never get too close to anyone again. After a one-night stand while on a business trip, Grayson can’t get the enigmatic redhead out of his head. Every conquest is disappointing, and he starts to think he doesn’t want to follow his own rules anymore.
Greyson Fox is an innocent nineteen-year old that just wants to help his mother and make her proud. His father passed when he was young, and his mother had to take on the burden of raising her son alone. Greyson has always been smart. He’s able to retain information unlike most people. He gives up on the opportunity to go to college because he knows they can’t afford it and his mother is already stretching herself thin. Meeting Daniel while sharing a common tragedy was the best thing to ever happen to Grayson. He falls in love fast and hard. He gives Daniel his entire self, and the older man repays that in kind. The two become hopelessly in love and Daniel couldn’t want for anything. For years after losing Daniel, he shut out any possibility of forming an attachment with another man until Samuel dances into his life and flips his world upside down.
Samuel loves dancing. It’s part of who he is. He’s also gay and had been shunned by his family. The silver fox he meets at a club one night takes him back to his hotel room for a night of passion and kink but never leaves his mind. Especially when he wakes to find money on the nightstand. Samuel gets an opportunity to dance at one of the hottest clubs in the city, and he’s ecstatic until he meets the owner. The silver fox he’s never been able to let go of is the infamous bachelor who ruined him for any other man. He just needs to decide if he can trust the man again and get past his own humiliation.
I had such high hopes for this book! I loved the beginning, and Daniel was such a joy to read about. It’s not often in stories that we get the before they were millionaire bad boys, so that was refreshing. I did find that the book wasn’t focused past the before scenes. Too many random points thrown in that never really came together. I’m not sure I understood the point of some of it. The beginning flowed almost flawlessly, but then it just became unfocused. Grayson and Samuel’s time together was rushed, and the whole kidnapping thing was a bit much. It took on a life of its own. I love TL Travis, so I loathe having to write a review that says anything other than I loved it, but I didn’t love this. I really wanted to. Definitely read some of the other books TL writes. Social Sinners was absolutely fantastic. I can’t wait to read whatever comes next for this author.
***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 ***
Review edited by : Laura McNellis