Friday, August 25, 2017

Review: Shattered Glass by Dani Alexander

Shattered Glass 
(Shattered Glass #1)
by Dani Alexander
Genre: M/M Romance, Comedy, Crime
Release Date: January 31, 2012

A male prostitute, a mangy cat, a murder and a maniacal mix-up that threatens his career, his impending marriage and his life. Nothing is going as planned for Austin Glass.

Austin — seems to have it all. At least on the surface. A loving fiancee. A future with the FBI and a healthy sized trust fund. He also has a grin and a wisecrack for every situation. But the smile he presents to everyone hides a painful past he’s buried too deeply to remember. And his quips mask bitterness and insecurity. Austin has himself and most of the whole world fooled. Until he meets someone who immediately sees him better than he sees himself.

As events unfold and Austin’s world unravels, he finds himself pushed into making quick life-changing decisions. But can he trust Peter or what’s happening between them when each meeting seems to be just a series of volatile reactions?

Shattered Glass has high comedy value that keep me laughing and snickering throughout the read. Austin is a total riot and his mouth is dirty as fuck. I have problem imagining him, as a police officer, blurting out the most inappropriate response all the time. And he aspire to become a FBI agent? Puhleez. 

Austin came to a realization that he might be gay at 26, when he was obsessed with the guy, Peter who wore bunnies slippers. Austin don't care that Peter is a male prostitute, a liar or a manipulative bastard. He don't even care that his career is down the drain. All he care is that he must have Peter! Well, on one hand I totally adored his devotion and possibly love for Peter, on the other hand, I think he is a total nut case. 

Peter's predicament can be easily sympathized. He do what he gotta do to keep his family alive and safe. I have no grip towards him, even though I long to see Peter do something for Austin, instead of the whole story revolves around Austin trying to help Peter's family one way or another. 

The mystery surrounding the case totally befuddled me. There are just too many things going on that I feel dizzy trying to piece the information together. There are also too much crooked cops out there!

The biggest complaint I have is that this romance is a fucking tease. With so much crass and crude joke, so many references to cock and fuck and ass and hole, there is no anal sex! Sorry, I just can't accept my m/m read to be devoid of actual penetrative sex unless is a YA. Peter is a male prostitute and I didn't even get to see how he perform in the bedroom. What a shame!