Author: James Cox
Genres: M/M romance, dystopian, BDSM
TBR Reviewer: Amanda
Rating: 4 Stars – Recommended read
Heat: 4 – Smoking Hot
Kallen is praised as a hero - he has stopped a war, killed a spy, and now has a coveted spot in the Triple Towers, the only echelon of safety and luxury left in a dry, desert world. But there is more to the story than anyone wants to hear, except for Lorn, whose brother is the dead "spy" and who knows that Kallen's story cannot be true. Together they search for the truth against all odd and regardless of personal danger.
I struggled to rate this book - the ending was pretty abrupt, but with it as the start of a series, that can be overlooked. I enjoyed the interaction between the two men, especially once Kallen got over being afraid of Lorn. Mr. Cox does a fantastic job of creating characters that can be cared about, and my heart wanted good things for them both. The one-liners punctuated the story well. Just as the characters dug in, BOOM!, the spy was revealed. I will certainly seek out the next book to see where the characters go from here.