Review: Watch Point by Cecilia Tan

Note: This ARC was provided by Riptide Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Serving as a Navy SEAL was an honor unlike any other for Eric Sakai-Johnson. Discharged along with three of his friends and teammates from his service and duty to his country way before he had ever planned to, Eric went on to provide private security for the head of a pharmaceutical corporation, billionaire Aiden Milford, even taking a bullet for the man during a foiled assassination attempt. So, when Aiden decides to fire Eric after discovering his sexuality and everything that led to his leaving the Navy, not only does he lose the steady income buthis benefits too, the most important being money used for his ailing mother's medical treatments, thus hastening her passing. A couple of years later, twenty-nine-year-old Eric has a plan to make the man he blames for his mother's death pay--literally and figuratively. All he has to do is kidnap twenty-two-year-old Chase Milford, Aiden's one and only child, and hold him for ransom. Chase makes it easy by using an app and believes Eric is his latest hookup pretending to abduct him. Eric, though, didn't plan for the intense attraction he feels for Chase. The young man has certainly grown up, and the more time they spend together on an isolated island, the more Eric wishes he could keep Chase. But will Chase still want Eric once he learns that the man who's captivated him is his real-life captor?

If you think Watch Point is your usual falling-for-your-captor story, you've got another thing coming. This is my first Cecilia Tan read and I was more than impressed with how she made this such an original tale of vengeance, freedom, and kink. I loved the suspenseful elements of the book, most of which occurred in the last quarter of the book. The sex was undoubtedly hot between Eric and Chase, though--and I can't believe I'm about to say this--it did feel like a bit too much of a good thing. There weren't any real shockers or surprises, at least as far as my reading experience went, but that didn't take away from this being a rather good read. My curiosity, however, is piqued with as far as the three other guys Eric was with during his time as a SEAL? Would it be wishful thinking on my part if I hoped for Ruiz, Cassidy, and Garrett to get their own stories told sometime in the near future? Will crossing my fingers and toes help? Watch Point may have been my first Cecilia Tan read, but it won't be my last. I'm now curious about her back list and have high hopes for both that and future releases. Watch Point gets four stars. ♥

Date Read: 07 November 2017

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  1. Your dream is coming true! Riptide just contracted me for three more books, to write Cass, Ruiz, and Garrett's stories. The series will be called the Wayward Warrior series and the next one will be out some time next year. I'll be writing it next! <3


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