Author: N.R. Walker
Reviewed by: Susan65
Publisher: Totally Bound
Genre: M/M Contemporary
ISBN 13: 9781781848319
A fight for what’s right becomes a fight for his life.
As guilt plagues him, Matthew Elliott’s world begins to spiral out of control. The harder he holds on, the more it slips through his fingers, and he’s helpless to stop it.
Entering into the underground cage-fighting scene, he starts out fighting for what’s right. The deeper he gets, the more guilt consumes him – the more pain he takes for his penance, and he’s soon fighting for more than justice.
He’s fighting for love.
He’s fighting for his life.
Review: I know most people have said “poor Kira” about this story, but for me, it was “poor Matt”, from start to finish. Matt was a master at hiding his pain and guilt from Kira, his police team, and the psychologists, so I hold no ill will towards them for missing his hidden agenda. I do blame the team for allowing him to stay in the ring after he purposely allowed himself to be beat. That was a serious red flag that Matt was screwed up and they chose to ignore it.
Kira is awesome, and with his spectacular mother and wonderful father it is not surprising that he turned into such an amazing man. He was exactly the man that Matt needed to get his life back on track. The unconditional love between them was simply beautiful.
I was glad that Kira saw the pain that was inside Matt (at the end) and didn’t hold it against him, like he had every right to. Matt was one lost puppy and had Kira left him for good then Matt would not have recovered. There would be a book 3 where he would be found dead, no doubt. Mitch came through at the end, and the rest of the guys too, but I am still mad that they left him unprotected for so long.
So where does Matt go from here? I guess we will have to wait for Turning Point #3 and find out. I, for one, can not wait.