Sidney Bell is a recent new-to-me author that *blew* me away with her debut Bad Judgment last year. I didn’t even make it through the whole book before I was looking up her name, hoping I would find a huge backlist. Since then I’ve been not-so-patiently waiting for this one to come out!
Church and Miller have a lengthy history that is revealed to the reader slowly throughout the first few chapters of the Loose Cannon. Bell has a wonderful handle on suspense with how she manages to both entice us with their past but keep us in the dark as well. Church spent years in a correctional facility as a youth with Ghost and Tobias who he became good friends with. When he gets out the story basically revolves around how Church deals with Miller, Ghost, and Tobias.
There is obviously much more to the story of the suspense part of things as Ghost in particular is involved in some shady dealings. This book is going to be part of a trilogy with Ghost and Tobias’s stories and let me tell you that I cannot wait for those! Church and Miller have an intense chemistry and I loved to see how the two of them grew during the course of the book. They both have a lot to come to terms with and Bell explores both of their stories so adeptly that it felt incredibly realistic to me.
If you like m/m romances you seriously need to read Sidney Bell. Basically everyone who has read her has fallen in love with her writing. I want everyone to read her immediately because I feel like she’s one of those really special authors that started out at the top of her game and will just get better and better. Also, if you just like romantic suspense – either m/m or m/f – this author is for you. Her suspense is so drawn out and paced exactly throughout the book to make you want to know what is going to happen but balanced with the romance. It’s romantic suspense at its finest. I can’t recommend this author enough!
Rating: 5 stars
Title: Loose Cannon
Author: Sidney Bell
Release Date: April 3, 2017