Hustler Slade Wolfgang has little choice over his fate. At the age of twenty, he’s had to survive any way he can since being thrown out of his home for being gay. As soon as he hit Vegas, Slade was lured into the hopeless world of prostitution where he’s become a virtual prisoner to his pimp, the ruthless Julio Estevez. His evil keeper has even threatened to sell Slade overseas as a sex slave.
It’s another typical night on the Strip when Parker comes across Slade. His heart breaks every time he sees someone so young being exploited. Something in Slade’s eyes tells Parker the young man might be in real trouble though—especially after the recent spate of sex worker killings from a rival prostitution ring.
The two men’s lives become intertwined when Slade is almost beaten to death. The danger grows, but so does the relationship between Parker and Slade. Parker helps Slade to heal from the horrific attack and their bond deepens. But the human traffickers are still out there - and they’re still looking for Slade.
Sexy and Dark~ Words that I wouldn’t normally put together, but after reading Copping an Attitude by Morticia Knight my mind and emotions are still in a jumble. Ms. Knight left me bereft and enamored with Lonnie and Parker. Parker, a Las Vegas police officer who assisted a young hustler caught in a web of sex slave trafficking. Slade, (real name Lonnie) was at rock bottom, and he thought it was only because he hustled. Little did he know his the meth-head pimp planned to sell him to the highest bidder and ship him across the pond. Lucky for Slade~ Parker saw a good soul and fell fast for the young man.
There were so many things I loved about this book. First, even though Parker fell fast and furious for young Slade, I never felt as if the romance was rushed or insta-loved. Ms. Knight wrote with such emotion that the budding relationship blossomed into a beautiful love affair.
A darker edge than Ms. Knight’s usual style immediately captured my attention as she brought the seedier side of the Las Vegas strip to life. I was transported to the strip where I envisioned every hustle, pimp or police bust. Her attention to detail always makes this reader come back for more.
Morticia Knight delivered grit and grime, spun her magic web and created a story of second chances and unconditional love.
Book provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review
A five handcuff review