Friday, May 25, 2018

S.E.X. Review~ Survivor by TM Smith

Taylor Langford’s world is torn apart when he is only thirteen years old—his parents killed, leaving him alone and orphaned. With no living relatives, he’d certainly be another statistic if not for the intervention of the policeman who found Taylor in the crawl space where his mother hid him that fateful night. Despite the tragedy and resulting anguish in his life, Taylor knows how lucky he is.

Frank Moore is a rookie with the Dallas Police Department when he and his partner answer a call in Devonshire, one of the city’s more affluent neighborhoods. They think the young boy in various pictures throughout the home has been kidnapped until they find him, shaken but alive. Officer Moore recognizes the pain in the kid’s eyes, having lost his own mother to cancer when he was just a boy. He steps in, making sure Taylor is placed with a loving foster family. Over the years, Frank becomes a permanent fixture in Taylor’s life. 

A decade later, the case remains unsolved and the once gangly, uncertain teenager is now a college graduate who knows exactly what he wants. He’s coming home to the man that helped mold and shape his life, the man he’s loved for as long as he can remember, Frank Moore. But Taylor isn’t the only person returning to Dallas, and while Frank is distracted by his own conflicting feelings and the new bond growing between the two, the past creeps up on them, determined to finish what was started ten years earlier. 

I found many things about TM Smith’s book Survivor interesting. The suspense, the secrecy surrounding Taylor’s family, the love affair between Frank and Taylor; all the elements added to the creation of a good book.

Taylor lost his family at the tender age of thirteen, which in of itself threw me for a loop, because without reading the blurb, I would have thought he’d be much younger (no spoilers, but the manner his mother made him hide).

Officer Frank Moore and his partner saved the young man and became permanent fixtures in his life. Eventually, Frank realized he had feelings for Taylor and upon the proper age, acted on them.

Ms. Smith wrote of family and love. Not always the family of birth, but the one we create can sometimes be the most important piece to the puzzle in helping to ground a person. Taylor, his foster parents, Frank, and their extended family & friends became the driving force in raising a well-rounded young man with a bright future.

The May-December romance explained Taylor’s life from the time of his natural parents’ demise to the present day. From there, the book moved very quickly and the romance between Frank and Taylor flourished.

I enjoyed the main characters’ story and look forward to the second book in the trilogy.

Sexy & Sizzling
A four handcuff review

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