elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Selling It by Sara York

Interesting gritty cop novel about a serial killer who is targeting young hustlers and the DC police detective who is the only one who can find him, since he was a victim himself. This is probably the point I struggled with, how a teenager hustler can become a police detective, but then I remember that the criminal record of underage kids are wiped out once you are 18 years old, and then Blaine was never arrested.

At the same time of when Blaine is starting this investigation, he also meets Andy, a performing artist with absolutely no issues in being out and proud; not the same for Blaine, who, even if not in the closet, has always avoided to be open with his sexuality at his job’s place. But both the investigation than the meeting with Andy, push Blaine to come out at work.

I also like the character of Nate, the young hustler who helps Blaine in his investigation; I liked the author didn’t make it a fallen angel, but actually a kid with big trouble, a messed up mind, and someone who would grasp every chance to stability, true or false as it could be. I hope the author has in mind an happily ever after also for him, maybe different than what he is hoping, and later in age, when he will be able to distinct true from false.

Even if there is a romance between Blaine and Andy, I found this novel to have a bittersweet aftertaste, as if the happiness for their new-found love was marred by a dark shadows; I felt as if not everything was settled for them, like there was something to patch to be really happy.

Amazon: Selling It
Amazon Kindle: Selling It
Paperback: 206 pages
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing (September 24, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 178184531X
ISBN-13: 978-1781845318

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Tags: author: sara york, genre: contemporary, length: novel, review, theme: cops, theme: hustlers

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