Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Genres: Contemporary, Crime (police/detectives/PI), Gay, Paranormal/Alternate World
Pages: 72 pp.
Word Count: 16913
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Matt D'Marco has happily settled in his routine for years. Now with a pending divorce, recently promoted Matt's life is about to take an entirely new direction. Matt's first case as detective turns out to be a challenge. Desperation sets in when all leads in the child serial killer case leave the police department empty handed. Paul Whittington, psychic and medium, may be the only solution in finding a break in the case.
Matt and Paul are forced to work together. But when a work relationship turns into something more, it challenges everything Matt's known about himself, his life, and desires. Then, a turn in the case could put everything at risk. In the end, can Paul win over Matt's resistance and claim him as his own?
PAUL D’MARCO is a short but sweet mystery by Leiland Dale. I enjoyed the development of the main characters as well as those of the secondary players. All were believable and easy to fall for. Paul and Matt didn’t fall into bed at first meeting as happens in so many M/M books I’ve read, but developed a growing passion, rather than romance. After the mating occurs we see that the relationship will go on and be a lasting bond for both of the characters.
The only minor issue I had with the book was that the mystery part, which was really the main thing that brought them together wasn’t developed as fully as I had hoped. This was the author’s first novel though and for that fact it was an excellent first effort by someone who has grown into an excellent author.