Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Romance Book Review: Taming Black Dog Four

Author: Carol Lynne
Series Connection: Bodyguards in Love Series

ISBN: 978-0-85715-011-0
Genre: Contemporary/ Gay/ Ménage à Quatre/ MM
Publisher: Total-E-Bound

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After a failed mission the team know as Black Dog Four are back to working together again. Jack has never stopped loving his team mates and lovers. Now the four men are together again guarding a witness that has information again a Chicago mob leader. All he can do is work to clear the air between them and hope that they can get back to where they used to be.

This book actually goes into detail about three separate relationships. The relationship between the Black Dog Four team members, Addy Constentine, (Gabe's from Open To Possibilities sister), is about to testify against her cousin a mob boss. She needs the best protection possible and that is more than just the FBI. She hires Three Partners Protection, who sent her the Black Dog Four Team. While under the protection of her bodyguards and the FBI she falls for Joe, her FBI contact.

Also testifying in the mob case is Addy's cousin Alec. For the first time Alec isn't afriad to show his sexuality and makes a play for both his bodyguards. Lon and Taggart are sent to protect Alec. Lon falls in love with Alec, but stands by while Alec also spends time with Taggart. While Lon and Taggart has had a previous relationship, Lon can't bring himself to share Alec.

While some parts of the Bodyguards in Love series are stand alone stories, it really is best to read them together. The characters and stories make more sense that way and the stories all do tie together.

The bodyguards of Black Dog Four had been carefully chosen for looks, temperament, battle skills and sexuality. In the tradition of the Spartans, the idea was to see if lovers worked better as a team than merely friends. The experiment had seemed like a complete success until they'd been sent to guard Maria Valdez. After Maria was killed in an explosion, all four men had refused to work together.

Addy Constentine needed around-the-clock security if she hoped to legitimise her father's empire. With her stepbrother now in prison, Addy's goal was to keep the family out of the underworld it had been entrenched in for decades.

With death threats coming from several different sources, Addy needed the best. She needed the men of Black Dog Four.

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