In my wildest dreams I didn’t dare to hope there’d be a Malachi book. BUT THERE IS!!!
Granted, it’s a novella, but so so so good, and not too long/too short.
**Thanks, Christina, for this copy in exchange for my honest review. Here it goes…
Malachi and Sawyer got close when the whole thing with Jake went down. Mal comforted him when his time at the Asylum got intense, when things got too much and Sawyer needed a friendly, somewhat brotherly/fatherly distraction. This was a while ago, though.
Now both clubs, the Disciples and the Scorpions, are turning a new leaf, cleaning their illegal dealings and going legit. But trust is harder for some than for others.
Sawyer, a member of the Scorpions, can’t, now that he’s no longer “undercover”, really keep on hanging out with Mal without raising suspicion. Fish, the Scorpions’ president is suspicious of them whenever the opportunity arises and they are at the same place. Their hush hush conversations, them close together. I mean, I would be suspicious, too.
Sawyer being a bisexual isn’t a secret.
Malachi’s attraction to Sawyer is new to him. He’s been in love with his late wife and always seemed blissfully happy with her until the very end. He didn’t even consider he could be attracted to men. But now with Sawyer, it’s a whole new ballgame.
Their little rendezvouses are hot, intense, sexy and eventually make them realize they can’t go on that way. And that’s when they both have to make a difficult decision. One they might not have time to make.
I absolutely loved this little novella. Getting to see how two men, age and MC statuses so different, grow close and fall in love, especially when one isn’t even aware to his attraction (or denying it to himself), is a wonderful ride for an MM reader. Lee’s unique talent in blending emotion with physical plot is amazing and touching all at the same time.
The Roadmap to Your Heart is series is a recommended read for all MM lovers. Go on, get yourselves hooked on Christina Lee‘s words.
Malachi O’Rourke spends his years as president of the Disciples of the Road cleaning up his father’s mess, grieving a broken heart, and protecting the men under his charge. Sawyer Malone hasn’t had it easy either since joining the Scorpions. While paying back a personal debt for his club seems gratifying on the surface, he ends up sacrificing way more than he bargained for.
When Mal recognizes that Sawyer is struggling, he offers him needed support. Something about the man’s quiet strength stirs deeply inside him. Sawyer knows he shouldn’t rely on the solace Mal provides, but he’s been the only ray of light in an otherwise bleak few months. So after a tender moment passes between the men, they simply chalk it up to their newfound friendship.
Besides, no one will ever measure up to Mal’s former old lady and Sawyer’s just been through his own tragic ordeal. But when they’re thrust together for a weekend event involving both of their clubs, they can no longer deny their attraction. Except time-honored loyalties and hard-fought tradition will not only force them to risk their standing—but also gamble with their hearts.