Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lis’ Review: Blood on the Mountain by India Harper

India Harper
Blood on the Mountain
Amber Allure, October 23, 2011

Links: Author’s website | Buy book here

When Gabe Callan left the FBI to start his own security business, he thought he knew who he was and where he was headed. Turned out he didn’t know himself at all. Fortunately, his wife (now ex) forgave him. Together they run Callan Securities, and in the little free time he has, well, one-night stands are good enough.
Then Nathan Graves walks in.
Nathan is a philanthropist and entrepreneur. He’s not a saint. As soon as he met Gabe, he knew he wanted more than just protection from the man. But they’re going to have two weeks in Rio to get to know each other better. A whole lot better, if Nathan has anything to say about it.
Except nothing ever goes to plan, and the two end up chased through the slums of one of the most glamorous cities on Earth, hiding from drug lords in the very shacks and hovels Nathan had come to replace. Getting to know each other better will have to take a back seat to getting home alive.

Genre & Keywords:
M/M Romance, Contemporary, Suspense, Mystery, Action, Adventure, Security

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Heat level: 3 out of 3

Reviewed by Lis:

Woooooweeeeeee! This book was just what I needed! After a string of books with one strong and one weaker man with a care relationship, I was ready for some strong manly man book. Blood on the Mountain by author duo India Harper gave me just that.

Blood on the Mountain is the story of Nathan Graves, philanthropist and entrepreneur with a new housing project that leads him to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. The favelas aren’t exactly the safest place on earth and it leads him to Gabe Callan, security expert. The sparks fly as soon as the two meet and Nathan isn’t shy about what he wants either. Everything is well…erh…hot as hell literally and figuratively. Right until the bullets start to fly.

This is a fantastic short read. Well worked out with a fine cast of characters. Nathan and Gabe are their own men. They are strong, independent and are secure in what they want and need and not afraid to show it either. That’s what I liked about these characters most, even though this is a short story. They are very different from each other, but each brings something unique to this book. These are not your typical stock characters.

The mystery is secondary to the developing relationship and fuck-fest, but what little there was, was well placed. There’s more to it and I think there might just be a sequel that expands on the mystery started here. If not, then I’ll be a little disappointed because there was no real end to it.

Blood on the Mountain is a good romantic suspense story where sparks fly of the pages and the main characters get in some interesting situations both in and out of the favelas. Not to mention, you want to know what Nathan can do with his mouth and a condom!



  1. Oh, you do leave us hanging with a teaser last sentence. :-) Sounds good. I'll have to check it out.

  2. I started this novella this morning, Lis. Your review made me curious, and not only because of that last sentence, lol. At times I like hard, action-packed, hot suspense stories in which bullets start to fly. Thanks for the review!

  3. There were so many unanswered questions...

    And I had the sense that the next book would be about the firm's co-owner. Was that just me, or did you get that sense, too?

  4. Tam: I think you'll like it. It's a good solid, creative story!

    Janna: haha, did you find out yet? This story fills your requirements nicely!

    Chris: yes, but I immediately got the idea that this will be a series, so it didn't bother me as much. I didn't get the sense that the next story would be about the co-owner. It is possible, but judging from the previous series there were several books with the same characters before moving on to others. I get the sense that we'll see more of Gabe and Nathan

  5. Lovely review! And that last sentence? Eviiiiil *grin*

  6. Yes Lis, I did find out about Nathan skills, lol! Very impressive. I need to go practice something now. *likes*

  7. Orianna: that was so you got curious! ;-)

    Janna: hahaha new project? What did you think of the story?


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