“The Fixer” by Erin M. Leaf centers around Zero, whose gritty and dangerous life as a fixer intersects with Justin, whose favor for his mom develops into a life-changing situation. Despite their apparent differences, the two men make a connection, but the danger that is a hallmark of Zero’s life may be too large an obstacle to overcome…if they can even survive long enough to explore the possibilities.
This dark m/m contemporary story has an unlikely hero but he is portrayed as having such charisma that one can’t help but admire his efficiency and ruthlessness. I was fascinated by watching the relationship evolve and by the way the two men complement each other. Justin has unexpected depths and I like that he’s not a naïve young thing who is caught in Zero’s spell. Those who are squeamish should be advised that there is violence throughout the story but it provides a great picture of the harsh world Zero lives in. I enjoyed the glimpse I got into their world (and the heat between them) and I hope to see them again in a subsequent story.
When Zero Graham wakes up in the hospital, he has only one thing on his mind: revenge on the mastermind who shot him and trashed his home. He's the best fixer in the business, and that means he has a reputation to uphold.
Julian Amon doesn't want to check up on his mother's patient, but he can't say no to her, and he finds the older man intriguingly hot. His decision to tag along when Zero checks himself out of the hospital borders on crazy, but the older man interests him, and Julian has always enjoyed a good mystery.
Zero doesn’t want or need a babysitter, but Julian’s physical competence and lack of fear push all of his buttons in exactly the right way. Violence is his kink, and the younger man doesn’t seem to mind the scent of blood, but will Julian be able to handle the pressure when Zero closes in on his enemy?
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Be Warned: m/m sex, knife play, voyeurism, bondage