Book Reviews

Steel Trap (The Wyverns 5) by L.M. Somerton at Pride Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Bikers / BDSM / Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 14-November-2017

Book Blurb

Secrets don’t stay hidden forever.

Hatchet has a thing for the enigmatic Mr. Smith, Horatio Trap’s spokesman. He’d love to get his hands on the pretty man and show him how good it feels to take orders for once rather than hand them out. He’s had his eye on Smith for years and he’s running out of patience.

The Wyverns’ involvement in the drug trade is limited to stealing money from the cartels—they don’t want junk peddled on their turf. When Trap orders them to destroy a crack cocaine factory in Phoenix, they are happy to oblige. But Smith throws a spanner in the works by posing as a potential buyer, putting himself in mortal danger.

Hatchet and The Wyverns come up with a plan to fake Smith’s death, muscle in on the deal and convince the cartel to do business with them instead. But when Hatchet’s cover is blown he’s left to save a bunch of illegals, destroy the drugs and wipe the factory from the face of the planet. It’s all in a night’s work for The Wyverns—but there are still secrets to uncover and the mysterious Horatio Trap and his mind games can’t stay hidden forever.

Book Review

*Gleefully rubbing my hands together with a look of avarice in my eyes.* I thought it might seem tacky to start my review with an obvious pun, but I honestly couldn’t help myself. I’m fairly certain, although not 100 percent, that ‘Steel Trap’ might be the final book in the series. In which case I was super excited to see it reach crescendoing climaxes right out of the gate. (Too tacky? Yeah? No?) Regardless, I’ve been holding on for Hatch and Smith’s story and I wasn’t disappointed. Oh, and thank you, Lu, in advance, for my glimpses of Orlando and Shelton… I do adore those imps.

Smith really is the ultimate challenge for a man like Hatch. Smith is Trap’s go-between, I suppose I could call him, so he knows everything about each of the Wyverns but they know nothing about him. Smith comes across as very rigid, no sense of humor, black and white all the way, with no vulnerabilities or emotions. Something told me that exterior was hiding a whole heck of a lot. The funniest thing was watching his responses to Hatch’s more than rough and vulgar attitude.

A scary proposition to meet with drug dealers, get shot, and then let the MCs handle destroying the factory, and getting all of the illegals out of there. I thought that Smith and The Wyverns worked very well together. Of course, Rogue and Crow have their work cut out for them after Orlando and Shelton’s shenanigans. Those two subs are dangerous when they’re together. *grins*

Whoa. I definitely wasn’t expecting that surprise. Although, I probably should have known, all things considered, but the author certainly got that piece of information by me. I love it when I can’t guess the ending. An excellent “possible” finale to the series although I’d be thrilled to see more stories in this world. Hatch and Smith are another great couple and from the looks of it, putting Orlando, Shelton, and Smith together to wreak havoc could have serious consequences. My very favorite kind.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 69 pages/23153 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 17-October-2017
Price $2.99 ebook
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