Thursday, 19 February 2009

Streets of Fire Series Bk 2: Born to Run - Jamie Hill



The Blurb

Book Two in the Phaze Rocks: Streets of Fire Series

Detective Sam Nielson has always been a casual, no strings type of guy. He loves New York City and the diversity of men it offers him. He also loves his job in South Bronx's forty-first precinct, affectionately nicknamed 'Fort Apache' for it's violent history.

Sam's caught off guard when handsome detective Bobby Rodriguez transfers to Fort Apache. The two are immediately thrown together on a high profile murder investigation. Their fast brewing passion makes concentrating on work difficult. It becomes even tougher when Sam discovers what type of relationship Bobby has in mind.

He's a Dominant, looking for a submissive. It's a whole new world for Sam, who has to decide if that's the type of life he wants to live. But first he has to survive the murderer they're been tracking, who's now after them.



The Review 

It’s that night of the week again - Friday, and where else would you find Sam Nielson, but sitting in a bar, where he and his two friends have been meeting as regularly as clock work for god knows how long.

This Friday night however, after all the good natured ribbing and nosy investigation, a surprise passes by their table in the shape of tall, dark and handsome Bobby Rodriguez, a new detective officer at South Bronx forty-first precinct, aptly coined – “Fort Apache” for its violent history.

Sam is an easy going guy and only goes after guys who are of the same mindset, when he finds himself partnered with Bobby in a high profile murder case there is no question about who’s in charge.

The attraction between the two is so strong however that they find it a challenge keeping there minds on the job. Once they get together the ground rules are quickly laid out and Sam is introduced to a new side of his sexuality – Bobby proves to him who is in charge  - in the bedroom and Sam finds himself a little confused but also liking the direction that their relationship was going.

When their case takes a turn for the worst and the reality of what can be lost stares them in the face, decision that were so hard before seems now to be so easy – but is it the decision that is expected.

I am a funny sort of reader and recently I find myself focusing on one author until I have exhausted all their work, before moving onto another one. My current fascination is with Jamie Hill. I have had the pleasure to have reviewed a few of Ms. Hill’s book and not only are they a fun read but she has a keen imagination in adding new twist and slants to age old plot and there is a sense of humour to her writing that I have come to expect, no matter which book I read by her.

Her latest outing Born to Run, is one of those read, that feels familiar and predictable, but there is so much about this book that make it a brilliant follow up to Dancing In The Dark.

Sam Nielson is a cop, loving the pace of his life, the friends he has and the choices he can make when it comes to his night-time activities. Saying that meeting Bobby, the tall drink of water that walks into the bar on one of his usual Friday meeting with his friend is a shock - would be an understatement.

Not only is Sam attracted to the visual aspect of the man, but he finds that Bobby has exactly what he has been looking for – the only problem, is letting his head and his heart accept this.

Bobby Rodriquez is the quintessential good guy, team player; love kids and cuts a dash in a suit. He has one vital thing going for him and it’s his gentlemanly attitude - he wants Sam, but is willing to step back to allow Sam to either accept what he has to offer or run away from what he needs.

There is also the murder case that is aptly timed, as it highlights an area of society that is new to Sam, but is a path well travelled by Bobby and he treats the player with the courtesy they deserve.

I really love this book and in my opinion Ms. Hill has done something few authors have been able to do – she written a second book in a series that is actually better than her first. If I had to make a negative comment about this book – it’s that, this should have been longer – really, I had a good time meeting Bobby and Sam and i hated having to leave them so soon.

There is one partner less person left out of this brotherhood of three and after reading his two friends story I am eagerly awaiting Gills brush with love.



4 Speak To Me:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm so happy you enjoyed Born to Run.

I think you'll be pleased with Gil's story, Hungry Heart. You only have to wait until April. *G*


Jude Mason on 19 February 2009 at 21:12 said...

An awesome review, Jamie. Congratulations!! You know I've read this book and I truly have to agree with the reviewer. This book was better than the first. I don't know if it was because you knew the characters so much better or if the story just took off with you.

Doesn't matter which, I'm sure Hungry Heart will get a review to knock your socks off.


Erotic Horizon on 19 February 2009 at 22:44 said...

hey Jamie,

I am pleased you like my take on your book.

I really enjoyed it.

I am chomping at the bit for the next one in the series to be released.

Erotic Horizon on 19 February 2009 at 22:47 said...

Hey Jude (where have we heard that before - LOL),

Lovely to have you stopping by, I am glad i was not the only one that picked up on the quality of this book.

Thanks for the comment.