Take Down by Jess Anastasi

Take Down by Jess Anastasi
Texas Heroes #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Mystery/Suspense
Length: Full Length (336 pages)
Other: M/M, Masturbation, Anal Play
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Paperwhite

Attraction sizzles when Danny Jones sets eyes on Deputy Jake Perez, despite meeting over the discovery of a mutilated corpse. But being with Jake could cost Danny his family, and being with Danny could cost Jake the very thing that brought him to Everness, Texas—revenge against the man who killed his brother. How much will Jake sacrifice to take down a psychotic criminal and finally see justice served?

After college, Danny thrived as a gay man in Houston. But when his mom’s cancer brings him back to small, conservative Everness, he must go back into the closet or risk the wrath of his abusive father—a choice made even harder when Danny starts to see a future for him and Jake.

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Gotta love being kept on your toes til the end!

This is book one in the Texas Heroes series, I have already read book two and I don’t think reading out of order made any difference, except having spoilers from book one in book two.

I really enjoyed the way the tale tangled itself around Danny and Jake, the way I was kept on my toes with the whodunnit. I didn’t actually put the pieces together fast enough and all was revealed before I did! Loved that! The revenge that is Jake’s driving force isn’t fully laid out immediately in the book, but the blurb gives it away. I liked that very quickly it took a step back behind Danny’s safety.

I’m not giving anything away by mentioning Danny’s abusive father, it’s in the blurb, but that man is a nasty piece of work!

I didn’t think it was as explicit as book two, and it’s not really needed but the level of violence is much higher and quite graphic in places. It is needed, I think, to get the point across.

Both men have a say, in the third person, and both voices is clear and distinctive, showing their very different upbringings.

I like the way Ms Anastasi spins her tales, be one to watch I think. I found some M/F books this author writes too, and might try them!  4 good, solid stars.

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