The Fall Guy
- Series: Standalone
- Genre: crime, historical, romance
- Trigger Warnings: abuse mention, rape mention, sexism, suicide mention
- Rating: 3/5 Stars
The Fall Guy
In 1920s New York, Pinkerton Agent John Brady is assigned to a brutal robbery/kidnapping, an open and shut case with an obvious culprit – but nothing and no one are what they seem.
Small-time crook Cesare Donati has the perfect getaway: a transatlantic cruise ship. When Brady turns up at his cabin door, Cesare knows he is out of options until they reach England.
Will London be a safe haven or a place of reckoning?
The Queer’s Review
This had so many possibilities to become really good.
But the story’s too grand for a novella in my eyes. I would have loved to really sink into the plot and cheer on the romance but… I couldn’t.
I mostly put this due to the fact that The Fall Guy lives through telling, not showing. And if you know me, you know I want to experience everything with the characters instead of having been told how it went.
That’s why I couldn’t become invested in the romance too. I didn’t feel any romance to be honest. I need more on page intimacy – and I don’t mean sex. More intimacy and more time for the characters to get to know each other and then fall in love.
So… that’s it? That was a sudden ending.
I received a free copy through Signal Boost Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.
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