Sean Fairchild just survived every
Hollywood starís nightmare - a stalker. The best, unexpected
benefit to this whole episode has been his relationship with
the cop sent to protect him, Daniel Moran. However, his
stalker seems to be back, but how can that be when he is
supposed to be dead? All this just makes Sean question his
sanity, especially in light of his rather sketchy mental
health history. So is Sean being paranoid and maybe
delusional or is there a real threat?
Daniel Moran is the poster child for the
LAPD as a successful gay cop, so it wasnít unexpected that he
was chosen to act as bodyguard to the hot, gay Hollywood
actor. When they finally catch the stalker, Daniel finds
himself involved with Sean. Now he is starting to wonder
about Seanís sanity, when Sean starts insisting that his
stalker isnít dead.
How are Sean and Dan supposed to build a
relationship when they arenít sure whatís real and whatís not?
The Dark Horse is an
interesting suspense story. Josh Lanyon does an incredible
job of building tension, casting credible doubt on Seanís
sanity and casting Dan as the strong, mostly silent, cop.
However, at times I found myself losing my patience with Sean
and his constant distrust of himself. I also felt that the
ďbad guyĒ was revealed without any indication that the
characters were even moving in that direction. The conflict
between Sean and Dan, that they had to work through to get to
their HEA wasnít resolved at the end of the book to my
satisfaction. However, I can say that The Dark Horse
is not your run of the mill suspense and for that alone you
should consider it.