Review: Loving Taylor
Amazon Digital Services
April 2020
Contemporary Romance
REVIEWER: Brenda Larnell | RATING: A
REVIEW: As promised, talented writer EJ Brock regales us with another engaging story about one of my new favorite heroes of Contemporary Romance, Lieutenant Taylor aka LT. His and Octavia Washington’s story continues in this Novella. We first met this power couple in AN OUTLANDISH BID, The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Series. Six months later, Lieutenant and Octavia are officially a couple and quite happy together. I love this couple! Octavia is the perfect yin to LT’s yang.

This story focuses on LT and Octavia’s relationship, and their relationship to people they befriend, work with, and those who get on their wrong side. To be sure, LT is a character. He has no filter when it comes to letting people know exactly how he feels. Not to mention that he is rich as King Midas, thanks to Octavia who is also his personal financial investment guru. Yet, he is still fighting demons of the PTSD kind that have haunted him since his mother died tragically. I love how meticulously EJ Brock unlocks and irons out the kinks in our hero’s psyche that once were hinderances, but now allows him to live life out loud. Well, not quite, but you’ll understand when you read the story.

The story is chocked full of unforgettable characters like Chrystal, Emekka, Thurman, Dewitt, and Jordan to name a few. They all are essential side characters who help to move the storyline along. I would be remiss if I omitted Persephone, the woman whom LT dated before Octavia. Yes, she is exactly as her name implies…destruction, and also the title-holder of the Boo-Hiss Award. There are a number of great scenes that include LT and Octavia’s wedding, Persephone vs. LT, and the trip to Chicago for Carnivale. The HEA is awesome!

I am enjoying EJ Brock’s Contemporary Romance stories. The storylines are well-developed and so satisfying. If you haven’t already, I recommend that you pick up copies of
AN OUTLANDISH BID and its sequel, LOVING TAYLOR. Both of them are compelling and entertaining reads. You can thank me later.

7th April 2020 |