Title: Inside Out
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 200 pages
Rating: B List
Blurb: Former mercenary Bull Krebbs now heads up security at his nightclub in Harrisburg, PA. Working the door night after night, he’s seen it all. Though tough on the outside, he’s a little hurt that people find him unapproachable. Then he pulls a cute twink out of line to perform a random search, and he’s surprised when the guy giggles and squirms.
Zach Spencer, graphic artist, twink, and seriously ticklish, isn’t intimidated by Bull. He’s in awe, and when Bull saves Zach from being trampled on the dance floor, Zach finds his inspiration for the superhero in his graphic novel.
Soon Zach wants more and makes his move by asking Bull on a date. Though small, he has a backbone of steel. He’ll need it—their happily ever after is thwarted at every turn, including by Bull’s interloping mother showing up unannounced and enemies from Bull’s past threatening to pull him to the other side of the world.
Review: Bull is a very tough guy. He has had enough excitement in his life and just wants his business to go smoothly, to have a warm body in his bed occasionally, and to be left alone to make his own life decisions.
Then he meets Zach. It was awesome how Zach enchanted him by being ticklish and also looking him in the eyes. That is what I loved about Zach, he watched Bull and saw a man that could be dangerous but that would respect and treat him well.
There was some fun aspects that made it unique. Bull was more than a bouncer. Zach was more than an artist twink. They were both so much more together. And the odd family dynamics created depth and were a great foil to see the strength and growth of these men.
This book had the potential to be a lot of cliches and somehow all it was, was a great read. I adore Andrew Grey and once again he impressed me by writing a great story.
Reviewed by Beans