Admissible Behavior (Marked Men #2) by Jenna Byrnes #mm #review @PridePublishing

Take one smart, sexy lawyer with tattoos covering his body. Add a macho, handsome Texan with a liquid-gold accent and enough hang-ups to drive a lawyer to commit a crime.

When Alex West told his parents he was gay they said, “Okay. What do you want for supper?” He grew into a happy, well-adjusted man and a sharp-as-a-tack lawyer. He has it all—except someone to call his own. Meeting Kyle Harbor for the first time, lots of thoughts ran through his mind. Most of them dirty. Finally, someone sexy and available, and what a catch.

Kyle Harbor grew up with a homophobic father who spent years convincing him what ‘real men’ did and didn’t do. They definitely didn’t fool around with one another, and Kyle got a summer at Bible Camp to convince him. Married for nearly twenty years, he finally decided his beautiful wife deserved better and divorced her. Now he’s looking for love in all the wrong places when he stumbles upon Alex and sparks fly. Can he battle his demons from the past, or is their relationship doomed before it even gets a chance?

I had read the first book in this series and really enjoyed it.  So I quickly jumped at the chance to review this book.

I have to admit that Byrnes did a great job at Kyle’s character – he was written in a way that while I felt horrible for what he had been through when he was younger, he was still a jerk at times and I wanted to smack him upside the head because of how he was acting.

Alex was a good character as well – and while I liked him, to me it was like Kyle’s character overtook the story.  Even when it was solely about Alex, I could almost feel Kyle’s character in the background constantly.

Overall, I have to admit that Byrnes did a great job at taking a touchy, but still important, topic and writing it in a way that helped the reader to understand what was going on with Kyle and how even years later it can affect a person.

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