3 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Book Contemporary DA dub con/non con Gay Heat Index Hurt/Abuse Hurt/comfort Insta Love Mid level angst Mid level steam/heat Morgan Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Opposites attract Part of a Series Purchased

Joker (Executioners #2) by J.M. Dabney

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Joker, what a misnomer, but Jackson Webb’s friends were idiots. He’d joined Executioners almost three years earlier after the lead singer King caught him playing his guitar behind his garage. It broke up the monotony of his life, but once he got bored he’d move on to another distraction. He wasn’t nice. He sure as hell wasn’t friendly. He was what he was, his friends handled his attitude and standoffish nature just fine. At thirty-eight he was pretty sure he was too stuck in his way to change shit now.

Demetri “Dem” Urban was settling into a new life in the middle of nowhere. Okay, he was hiding from everywhere in a kitchen as far removed from his five-star kitchen back in New York. Gideon invited him to stay with him and his wife for awhile just until he could get everything back on track. He didn’t see it happening, but he had to admit the scenery wasn’t bad even if the man had the personality of a rabid, man-eating bear. Dem did like a challenge and that fit Joker Webb perfectly.


This wasn’t my favorite. I really felt for Joker and his “hurt” really could use some “comfort” and Dem really should be perfect at doing that. Unfortunately, the author chose to take Dem and Joker to a place that didn’t feel at all comfortable for me – in terms of sex. Joker and Dem talk about having “gentle” sex but on page they only have really rough sex and it just didn’t feel right or good.

I thought that Joker should really have the MOST gentle sex around to show him that physical affection can be kind, not rough.

Besides the sex, the rest of it was fine and good, but the sex overshadowed my enjoyment.

3 of 5 stars

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