Book Reviews

Melting Ice 1 by D.J. Manly at eXtasy Books

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Officers of the Law / Bikers / Erotic Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 02-December-2017

Book Blurb


A young cop, in the closet and isolated, is transferred to the bikers squad, where he is betrayed by a higher ranking officer. When Brian Fuller finds himself in the middle of a field surrounded by a group of notorious outlaw bikers, he is in for the fight of his life.

He wakes up battered and bruised, only to discover that he is the hostage of the gang's leader, the infamous, brutally handsome Ice. At first, Brian doesn't understand why he is still alive. It turns out that the man who murdered Ice's family is the same one who left Brian for dead... and Ice intends on trading Brian's life to get him as soon as Brian is strong enough. In the meantime, while Ice waits for Brian to heal, a raging sexual heat between them begins to fuel.

First Edition published by Mojocastle Press, 2006.

Book Review

This is a great story. It says in the blurb that “it is a story of great passion, sizzling sex, and above all, a love story laced with the unexpected”, and that is certainly true! Whether Brian and Ice butt heads initially, or whether they give in to their inescapable attraction, they do it with gusto and deep conviction.

I loved the slight mystery around what was really going on. When the deeply closeted Brian is left to die by his police boss, I thought this couldn't possibly end well. The level of treachery is unimaginable, and hits Brian entirely unprepared. He ends up as a hostage to the very gay and very out gang leader, Ice himself. Nothing could have prepared Brian for the temptation he now faces, and when he finally does give in to the sexual attraction, the sex is, indeed sizzling.

That's when it gets really bad. Ice turns away from him as if nothing had happened, and I felt for Brian as he tries to manage his disappointment. Needless to say, he has to suffer more unexpected obstacles before the story comes to an ending that is as unexpected as it is amazing. A wild ride, and one I thoroughly enjoyed!

If you like your romances with a hard edge, if men who “take no prisoners” are your thing, and if you’re looking for a read full of mystery, suspense, and passion, then you will probably like this novella. I was as mesmerized by the story during the second reading as I was during the first.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 86 pages/28061 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 03-November-2017
Price $4.99 ebook
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