RELEASE DATE: 27th April 2016
BLURB: Vick Salerno, sexy nephew of a local gangster, tried to stay on the right side of the law, despite his uncle trying to pull him into the family business. Fighting to stay legit and make it on his own, he gets detoured when he meets Joey Peters, the sexy young police man who has eyes for him.
As Vick’s relationship develops, it is threatened by his uncle’s illegal activities, which potentially could ruin his police officer boyfriend’s reputation by being involved romantically. Vick, while going back to school, gets a part time position with the police department, in turn creating greater challenges which may endanger the love blossoming between the two men.
The big question is whether their love can survive and overcome the fact that their lives are on opposite sides of right and wrong. Will Vick’s uncle, not easily accepting his nephew’s sexual orientation, throw obstacles in his nephew’s path? Despite having some really strong feelings for each other, being together and enjoying a steamy love life, Vick and Joey are forced to make some difficult decisions in this story of m/m erotica/romance.
I freely admit that my addiction to P.J. Nevada’s slightly erotic, easy style of writing is never going to be fully under control, but do you know what? I don’t care – if he writes em’, I’m going to read em’.
This latest book, The Wrong Side, wasn’t his normal, light, tongue-in-cheek humour that I come to expect from him, it was a bit cheesy in places and as I quite like cheese, it worked for me. What didn’t work for me though, was the added pickle to spice up the cheese. The pickle being Smooch – I wanted to stuff his pickle down his own throat! I didn’t get why the author took that route?
That being said, everything else worked well. Vick was orphaned at a early age, he went to live with his Uncle and Aunt and they raised him. Now grown, Vick tries to be a good person and keep on the right side of the law, in fact, he would love to work in the legal world. Unfortunately, his Uncle’s shady dealings, keep him on the wrong side of the law and he frequently expects Vick to help him out with his “business” deals. Vick loves his Uncle and finds it hard to say “no”. His Uncle loves Vick as well and does try to keep him on the fringe of things rather than the middle and this seems to be going well until Vick meets and falls for Joey…..a policeman. Now this does cause problems, not only for Vick, his Uncle but also for Joey himself!
Can these two men wade through the murky waters of their lives and come out clean on the other side, or will they get weighed down with the baggage they carry? For that answer, you will need to read it yourselves.
Four right side stars from me.
**** The ARC was provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.****