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Final Day by Megan Erickson
Series: Wired & Dangerous #2.5
Published by Forever on October 16, 2018
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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When his boyfriend is murdered, Erick Lee makes it his life's mission to hunt down the killer. The question is, how far is he willing to go to catch him?
Erick has been asked to team up by a dangerously captivating hitman who has reasons of his own to want this man dead. But can he trust another killer? And do two wrongs ever make a right?
Everett "Tarr" Hawk isn't just some lethal hitman. He has his own code of honor. With Erick and Tarr facing a common enemy, it's only by combining forces that they'll survive. But Tarr's code doesn't include a fierce attraction for someone he's sworn to defend with his life. Because in Tarr's world, every night presents a new danger . . . and listening to his own heart could get them both killed.
This Wired & Dangerous series is a setting with hackers, full of suspense because the bad guys have no conscience about murdering people. For me, I would prefer a bit more of the technical details on their skills. Each book is a romance and since people are often hiding from the current threat, there isn’t much of a team feeling or the connection of friends or family.
The Final Day is a male/male romance and it focuses very much on their feelings about the work they do and feelings Erick and Tarr have about each other. Everything feels a bit too much to be real. Erick seems to have some standard responses to certain things which became cliche to me as he reiterated them.
I don’t read much m/m but this was an enjoyable sidetrack with some more suspenseful action. As a novella, it doesn’t have as much character development as a full length book. It also did not have anything further on the overall arc of the Big Bad still out there, so I hope we continue there in the future.
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This sounds so good! Enjoyed your review, Anne. I read a lot of m/m romance so this is up my alley, though the series is new to me.
The first two books were m/f and this one is m/m. I enjoyed them all as part of the series. I think this one was less complex as a novella (usually are) than the two regular length first two books.
yeah novella are ticky. I don’t read a lot of M/M either
It”s part of the series so I needed to read this one. I did enjoy it. But novellas ARE tricky. There wasn’t page time for the Big Bad, so that’s still to come.
I have liked what I have read from Erickson. I haven’t started this series yet but it sounds pretty good. I would give it a try.
The whole hacking and technology thing is great and I wish they focused a bit more on it, and the action is good too.
Ah, bummer that the novella was rather ho-hum in ways and didn’t seem to advance the suspense line of the series. Hopefully the next one will be better.
Well I would say I wish it had been a full length book but overall I liked it. There’s only so much that can be done in a novella.
Bummer about the novella. I think I’ve read one of her m/f romantic suspense, but not 100%.
I think maybe it is a novella since it was m/m. I know another series which did that also. The m/f were regular books and the m/m was a novella. That way if people don’t read m’m romance they can skip it and still enjoy the series? This just occurred to me today. Maybe?
Ah, an author I read did the same thing, and I really enjoyed it, but having read the series I felt like I knew both men.
I don’t read a lot of m/m either. Glad there were some things you enjoyed in this novella.
It’s too bad this installment didn’t do anything to further the overall story arc. And I’m sorry there wasn’t enough character development for you to feel much about them or their relationship. I’m glad it wasn’t a total bust but I do hope the next installment gives you all you expect from the series, Anne.
I feel badly like people think it wasn’t a good book, it is. I just want more! It was shorter so of course it is simpler. One of the two was in the first two books quite a lot, but the other only briefly.