Fleeing the questions and horrific memories in Miami-Dade, Trevor Garrett accepts a deputy position in the small town of Rolling Fork, Mississippi. Plagued by anxiety attacks and an abhorrence to being touched, Trevor rebuffs his best friend’s attempts to set him up. He has no desire for any type of relationship; until the local golden boy strolls into his line of sight at the neighborhood dive…
Logan Andrews just wants to take care of his mama. After years of serving his country in the Army Special Forces, Logan resigns when he learns his mother is suffering from advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease. A night out with old friends turns heated when the newest deputy in town catches his attention…
When a sexually deviant killer sets his sights on the gay men in the area, Trevor is assigned the case. In a wicked twist, all evidence points to Logan. Can Trevor’s past be repeating itself? In a race against a killer, Trevor struggles to overcome his own insecurities and clear the man whose touch sets him on fire. Will he succeed or will their budding relationship become Collateral Damage?
The story starts out in the killers perspective and I must say it is very gripping. First it starts out steamy hot and then takes a turn for the worse, hooking you in.
Then we get taken into Logan's POV and it jumps between the present and the past of his tour in Kosovo. It goes on like this through most of the book and alternating between Trevor and Logan.
Trevor, for reasons I dont want to give away, does not alternate between past and present, but he does have a very dark past that has left him with a bit of PTSD. He can't handle being touched by anyone. He's a bit surprised when he finds put that Logan's touch calms him, and we find ourselves in a whirlwind of conflicting emotions.
I thought there was a lot of chemistry between Logan and Trevor. There is also a whole lot of drama with this new murderer in town targeting homosexuals. Trevor is given the case, and signs are pointing to Logan. Trevor is facing past hurts with his trust in Logan, but he's determined to clear his name regardless of the signs.
I won't lie, I figured it all out pretty early on, but it was still a gripping read. I felt invested in these two and was hoping for the best. I even had a moment when I felt bad for the killer, his situation was less than ideal and all the events that led up to it.
The ending was also a surprise, I was very happy with how things turned out.
All in all I give this book 3.5*
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Prize: 5 ecopies of Collateral Damage by J.T. Cheyanne
About the author
#1 Best Selling Author of Grand Slam, J.T. Cheyanne is a genre crosser who writes romance and paranormal in the m/m and m/f genres. J.T. Cheyanne resides in the beautiful state of Alabama. J.T. lives with her two sons and daughter. An avid reader since fourth grade, she has only just started writing her own stories. She also has several works published with her co-author, V.L. Moon.