Sunday, March 29, 2015

There You Stand (Between Breaths #5) by Christina Lee

Cory works at Raw Ink. He’s a tattoo artist. He’s usually the happy one. The one everyone laughs with. But, Cory is hiding things from his past. He has experienced tremendous loss. Cory likes to spend his free time with his dogs Chopper and Ace or with his friends at Zack’s bar but he also goes alone to the MC bar Hog's Den. He likes it there and so far no one has given him a problem. Lately, he has developed a crush on Jude. He watches him skating. When one of his dogs interacts with Jude, he doesn’t know how to play cool and starts blabbering. 

Jude is a quiet person. There is mystery surrounding him and plenty of speculation. He wants to be left alone. He is lonely but it is for the best. He is under the protection of the Disciples of the Road MC and their president Malachi. But, Jude can’t seem to keep away from Cory  and his dog for too long. 

This was my second M/M book. First one was JR Ward. Christina Lee didn’t disappoint me. She made both characters likable (what’s not to like? they both liked dogs). Their scenes were sexy and their relationship took the time that it needed to build up trust and respect.  Love the meaning behind Jude's tattoo!

I do wonder if Malachi will get his own book. I  think he needs one :)

“I haven’t belonged anywhere. To anyone,” he said. “And there you stand. Like the keeper of all of my dreams. And suddenly there’s someplace I desperately want to belong.”

Cliffhanger : No

4/5 Fangs

A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Cory is a tattoo artist working at Raw Inc.  He is so fun and outgoing but he harbors a dark secret that causes him tremendous hurt.  When he sees Jude skateboarding he is instantly attracted to him. 

Jude is very closed off and personal.  He also has a deep dark past that could hurt people if they knew.  When he and Cory get together, things inside him start to change.  He realizes the life he’s living isn’t the life he wants. 


Christina Lee knows how to write a story.  From the very beginning I have loved everything she’s written.  I devoured each book in one sitting.  She is a phenomenal writer and her stories just flow effortlessly.  With that being said, I was a bit disappointed in this book.  I caught myself skimming several times just trying to finish the story.  I felt the plot was just ok. Overall I would recommend this series to any book lover. 

**Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

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