As distant and selfish only caring about himself He most assuredly was xcept when it came to MitchellSo you see my dilemma Was Driven well written Undeniably yes Was it horribly graphic violent and scary weird Again yes Did it hook me in and keep me on the The Stall (Pony In Training edge of my seat Very much so yes But I cringed at that torture and rape sceneI shook my head at the idea that both our MCs were anti heroes and at story snd I wasn t really sure I would THIEME Atlas of Anatomy ever trust or be atase reading about Trevor and Mitchell How to rate this novel That is the real uestion for me I think dear reader that if you can handle the violence this may be a novel you might Sanibel Virgin enjoy but I do warn you Nicholas Kinsley has surely done his job well in presenting a disturbing mm novel that will leave you shaking your head at what you just readReviewed by Sammy for The Novel Approachhttpwwwthenovelapproachreviewsco Originally reviewed for Love Bytes Same Sex Book Reviews 15 out 50 starsWarning This book contains graphic and brutal violence including detailed murder scenes graphic male rape and repeated beatings It also contains references to underage male prostitutionI m going to be honest I m not going blow smoke and say that I liked this book There were parts of it that were OK but there were parts that were not The parts that were not OK overshadowed the rest by far I m going to have some spoilers in this review because I want you to understand why I m going rate the book so lowWhen this book showed up on our list for reviews I read the blurb saw handsomeblueyedhot auto mechanic meets graphic designerawkward Throw in the psychic power and maybe some secret ties to organized crime and it sounded really good Based on the Pontiac Grand Am on the cover I assumed it would be set somewhere in the US It wasn tWhat also wasn t covered in the blurb was that there was a Gender ueer character that needed to be addressed as they them and themselves I didn t have an issue with the character who Way of the Shaman ended up being a minor character anyway but it was confusing as it was my firstxperience with a Gender ueer character and the need for non gender pronouns I ll admit I learned something from the character of Kay but Kay seemed to have been written in for political correctness reasons and didn t really have anything to do with the overall storyThe second thing that wasn t covered in the blurb was that Mitchell was from Liverpool and he and his mother s dialog was written in the Scouse accent of Liverpool I literally had to read those sections out loud to puzzle out what was being said I thought that was a detail that could Gallowglass easily have been left out because to me it didn t make those sections realisticit just made them annoying as hellThe third thing that was not covered was that Mitchell is anxecutioner for an organized crime boss We are told it isn t his choice but when he stabbed someone repeatedly with a switchbladeprior to slicing the man s throat open and then holding his body up while the blood gushed out of his wound and the victim tried to hold the blood in with his handsand then when the blood slowed he pushed the guy onto the muddy ground and watched him breathing his lastit was pretty far over the top The Inclusion Imperative even for meBy the time it got to Mitchell being brutally raped from bothnds by the mob boss and his right hand manafter they had just beaten him severelyand then the scene The Public-Private Partnership Handbook ended with a third man pissing on him as he lay there on the office floor afterwards I ll admit itI was pretty much doneI make it a point to always finish what I started and I knew no one at our blog wouldven slightly want to pick up this book if I walked away from it so I decided to finish itwhich I did this morningIn my opinion this book should have come with a much What Next After School ? extensively written blurb complete with strong content warnings I m the guy at our blog who usually reads the darker stuff we get in so the dark content in this book I was able to handleasily nough But that said it doesn t mean I liked it very muchUnless you are into graphic violence I would recommend you give this book a pass Mr Kinsley did a good job with developing the darkness and flaws in his two MCs I think it could have been a much better book if he had kept going in that direction instead of bringing some of the things mentioned above onto the pages of his book I m going to have to give the book a rating of 15 out of 50 stars I personally didn t like it and it was not for me. Plicated world Mitchell would do anything to save Trevor from the dangers of his criminal life but first Trevor has to save Mitchell from his own darkness MM See publisher's website for content labels Novella 85000 wordsGenres Romance Gay MM Paranormal Romance Thriller Contempora.
Reviews have been poor I m going to officially pass The novel had a great premisebut the xecution let me downInitially I thought the paranormal subplot was interesting but it didn t add much to the novel in the A Home of Another Kind end It could have been left outasily without making much of a dent in the scheme of thingsMitchell could have been just a skilled mechanic A prodigy if it were However it was the main plot that disappointed me the most It had a solid beginning but the climax was unsatisfactory and that frustrates me because I can see all the places where the novel could have been improved before publicationThe first issue I had with the The Voyage of the Norman D., As Told by the Cabin Boy execution of the plot was the graphic rape scene without prior warning I might add that occurred later in the novel I don t open romance novels with the hope of finding rape scenes waiting for me I can understand wanting to include darker topics in a story but it could have had the same impact if the scene had faded to black before the rape and the traumatised aftermath had beenxplored in detail insteadThe second issue I had was the involvement of criminal investigations When the operative was introduced to the story I felt African Successes, Volume I excited at first I was looking forward to seeing Kane and his cronies taken down legally to seeing his criminal organisation crumble like the tower in MordorI was looking forward to seeing them all rot in prisonBut that isn t what happenedThe operative might as well have been left out His presence added nothing The potential his introduction had brought to the table was suandered before the climax of the plotven took placeThat saddens and frustrates me to no Trigger Samaniego 1 (Stallion, endFull review can be read here I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked ReadsDNF automatic 3 stars as the writing style was not for me and not a direct reflection on the author I m reviewing thisven though the review will not be posted on the blog as a policy we don t post DNF reviews simply because I ll need to remind myself that I attempted to read it I was drawn in by the cover and blurb to the point I tried to sign up to read the book twice forgetting that I already had This isn t a review you should use to decide if you wish to purchase the book or not but I will state why I couldn t continue on Over description Everything was described in great detail down to the color of the walls the box of Kleenex and the pens in a single cup While I appreciate how this is to set the scene placing a reader in the narrator s Lehrbuch Der Physiologie environment it buried the plot beneath Highly detailed to what the receptionist was wearing tovery facial feature and Plastic Techniques in Neurosurgery (English Edition) eBook: James Tait Goodrich, David A. Staffenberg: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. even the oil stain I wasn tven sure if this was a side character or not or a passing character never to be seen from again so I didn t commit all of this info to memory It was several pages with nothing but this in the beginning and it made it difficult for me to connect to the plot and narrator as the story was buried In conclusion I couldn t continue because I didn t have the patience I cannot comment on the characterization or the storyline The writing style was just not to my tastes 25 star review by The Blogger GirlsThis story had a lot of potential but I found I was confused and conflicted throughout most of it It contains graphic violence beatings and rape It is about Mitchell who is able to manipulate metal the Sexy, Healthy, Food - 25 Clean-eats, Gluten-free Recipes extent of which he keeps a closely guarded secret Through the use of his special skills he became a very successful undefeated street racer but that put him in the path of anvil organized crime leader who he is now indebted He is forced to race for the man as well as be his Marketing Excellence 3 executioner any time it is reuested These scenes are uite graphic and disturbing and caused some conflicted feelings for me as to Mitchell s character It is understood that Mitchell doesn t have any choice in the matter andven wants out but when performing his duties it is a bit difficult to seeTrevor brings his car to Mitchell s garage and is intrigued Even through Mitchell tries to keep his distance Trevor s persistence pays off and Mitchell gives in Trevor is in complete contrast to Mitchell He is good where Mitchell has all these dark secrets It was hard to see how these two would YARN Essentials ever work out given their differences By the time the secrets are all out Trevor is too in love with Mitchell to look the other way I really would have liked to have seen involving Mitchell s metal skillsven though they are what saved Wild Wicked Scot (Highland Grooms, ever. Mitchell Morgan is a uiet young man with dangerous secrets One of those secrets is a psychic power over metal that makes him far than just the handsome blueyed owner of Advanced Auto Repairs The other traps him in a world of organized crime and intense violenceTrevor Lewis is a
Yone in the Black on Blonde endThere is a gender ueer character Kay who didn t so much confuse me as just kept pulling me out of the story Any reference is made to them they or themselves which constantly threw me off Kay didn t play a very big role butnough so that I remembered to comment about itMitchell s original dialect mostly during the times when he visits his mum was a little difficult to follow I had to read a few times to understand what was being said I usually like hearing different aspects of people s origins but this one was hard to follow Perhaps that s just the way it is there but as a reader I had some trouble with itEven though this one didn t completely work for me I was definitely intrigued The Walters Art Museum the Art of Ancient Greece enough by other aspects of Mr Kinsley s writing that I am definitely interested in reading of his work This isn t the kind of book I usually read and honestly I need something very light and fluffy now because this book was dark I liked Mitchell and Trevor and the story kept mengaged I could have done without some of the graphic American Nietzsche elements but they didn t make me hate the story NoI haven t read this bookand noI m not going to And yesI m rating it one star Why Because if you put a graphic rape in your bookand violenceand NOT put any kind of warning in the blurbyou get one star from me See this review for 35 Stars Warning Graphic rape and graphic violence There is no gentle way to say this other than to state that Nicholas Kinsley s novel Driven is dark repeatedly violent and verydgy This story will not be Art, Culture, and Cuisine every reader s cup of tea particularly with a violent beating and rape scene in full detail near thend of the book as well as on page murder scenes that are horribly graphic However if you love main characters who tread that fine line between Berlioz and His Century evil and good then look no further because this is going to ringvery one of your bells and then someMitchell s life has been one slice of hell after another Whoring side by side with his mother often in the same room servicing the same john from an Aristotles Rhetoric early age to dealing drugs and finally being both the master mechanic and sometime killer for the kingpin scum of thearth Alfred Kane Mitchell has seen and done it all Now trying desperately to Blood Runs Green ease away from the dark side of his life he bides his time hoping one day to no longer be forced to do anyone s dirty work And what dirty work he has doneTrevor is a graphic designer with a twisted secret hobby On the surface he looks like model material and when he takes his car into Mitchell s shop to have some work done the attraction between the two men is palpable Thus begins a tentative dance between them but Mitchell has so many secrets not the least of which is his kinetic power to mold metal to his will Along with that and his dark and shady work on the side he is hardly boyfriend material for the seemingly clean cut Trevor But Trevor is drawn to the uiet secretive man and determines he can handle whatever Mitchell is hiding little does he know thatventually he too will be drawn into Kane s web of murder and violenceI m not really sure where to start in this review First let me say that there are no heroes in this story no good virtuous knights in shining armor In fact while both Mitchell and Trevor have some lovely intimate moments those very scenes are often offset by disturbing or sadistic scenes of violence In one case something as simple as Mitchell taking Trevor for a ride allows us to see that angry dark side of Mitchell that both scares and titillates Trevor It s all well and good to show Mitchell in Trevor s arms sobbing about his latest beating and rape at the hands of Kane and his men but then to have Trevor remember that the man he is comforting also described how he murdered in cold blood and felt nothing is just a bit too macabreAnd then we have Trevor and his lack of real friends other than one named Kay Allow me to insert here that the introduction of a gender ueer character Kay who is described as they or them in the narrative gave me a bit of a jolt when first reading about the person I will admit that getting used to the multiple person pronoun references took some time for me However worrisome was that this character went nowhere it was as if the author wanted to be inclusive by having a gender ueer person and then never really had them make any impact on the story Beyond Kay there was one other person who frankly admitted to Trevor that his friends really felt he Raphic designer with a passion for drawing drumming and his incredibly hot auto mechanic He meets Mitchell over a broken tail light and despite or perhaps because of Trevor’s awkwardness Mitchell is charmed Trevor's curly hair and brilliant smile bring light into Mitchell’s com.