Tuesday, May 24, 2016

#FlashReview - The Love of Wicked Men #S2E1 by @theBrandonShire #CorporateSpies #LegalThriller #MMRomance

The Love of Wicked Men 
Season Two - Episode One
By Brandon Shire

5 Completely Biased Stars
Available at:
Season One Complete Series at:
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Season 1 Episode 1 - Free Here
THIS IS A WORK OF SERIALIZED FICTION Sid Rivers and Jack Brandt are back, but they’re still two sides of the same coin. One is a lawyer with his own firm intent on growing his power and prestige; the other is a criminal with a lengthy record and a need to set his world in order. When they met the first time, sparks flew. But circumstances pushed them apart. Now, circumstances are forcing them together again. But will it help them to find each other and meet their goals, or will it destroy them and everyone they care about? Season Two of The Love of Wicked Men is a continuation of their story. It is also an erotic journey into the underbelly of the legal profession, the corporate culture of profit-at-any-cost, and the secret world of industrial espionage. 
IN THIS EPISODE: Sid Rivers has reached the end of his rope. He’s waited sixteen long months for Jack to return, but he hasn’t heard a peep from the man. Not one. During that time, he’s reorganized the firm he took from his father and started looking for a way to make his name. But one morning the private line in his office rings and everything changes. He has a new case, new clients and a means to make himself utterly unforgettable in the legal world. 
Jack Brandt spots a man tailing him around the country. Just as he’s about to capture him and force details from his mouth, Shane shows up with a dire warning. Sid Rivers is in immediate danger and needs Jack’s help to survive. The Feds are sniffing around, but so is Jack’s old nemesis. And Mark Wessman will do anything to get Jack, including using Rivers’ dead body as bait.

After a too-long hiatus, Brandon Shire is back with the goods. Trust me when I say the wait was worth it. His Wicked Men do not disappoint.
I promised a review, but I have to admit it would be completely biased as I beta'd this and have already been determined to be Brandon Shire's sycophant (that's a nice word for boot-licker, kiss-ass, minion, slave, bitch - I looked it up ;) ).

So, forgive me for the non-review, but I'll just say if you've read season one and thought it was worthy of being right up there with the NYT big boys, like I did, then get ready to hold on to your socks. This season is even more, even deeper, even sexier, even grittier and definitely more INTENSE

And I love Sid even though he is completely unlovable. Or is he?


Great stories should not depend on gender or sexual preference of a character, but instead upon the strength of the characters and the honesty and urgency of the story.
Brandon Shire proves he understands the complexity of writing LGBT fiction from two very different viewpoints – serious and smexy. His serious fiction is written for those who enjoy a book which explores life’s darker elements in a more literary form, while the smexy fiction is for those who enjoy a graphically erotic romance.
Regardless of the differentiation above, Brandon writes for people who enjoy being challenged, and for those who strive to understand situations they don’t typically encounter. He pens raw, emotional stories about characters which readers will either love or love to hate.
Life and love are pretty damned special, but neither is always perfect. Life can be painful, and real love hard to find. Brandon’s fiction is an exploration of the (sometimes) arduous search for the happiness we all desire.
BRANDON SHIRE was chosen as a Top Read in 2011Best in LGBTQ Fiction for 2011 & 2012, and won a Rainbow Award for Best Gay Contemporary Fiction.

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