The Maltese Terror by Deirdre O'Dare
Amber Allure
Contemporary Gay Romance (M/M)
ISBN: 978-1-60272-092-3
Reviewed by Sabella

   

 

Nick LeGrande is having the day from hell that started before he even left home and itís not getting any better.  He finally makes it to his destination in Colorado to discover that the car rental company has lost his reservation and a blizzard is on the way.  Now, to make matters worse heís gotten lost due to all the highway detours and it looks like he just drove his rental into a ditch.  Will Nick manage to make it to the end of the day in one piece?

Caleb Storm is a rancher and lonely as hell.  When the local sheriff calls him to help out a stranded motorist Caleb sets out to rescue the dumb city slicker but ends up bringing home a man that is pure temptation.

The Maltese Terror is a romance that skims the surface of emotions.  The characters are not very convincing and the progression to a romantic relationship is very abrupt.  Nick, who starts out as the straight man in this scenario, out of the blue finds himself attracted to another man and without batting an eye makes a pass at Caleb.  The characterís dialogues feel more like monologues and make the flow of the story choppy and at some points discordant.  The Maltese Terror is not a book for a day when you are looking for an engrossing read, but a book for a day you are looking for a superficial and uncomplicated diversion.

     

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