Review: Devil's Hour by Aimee Nicole Walker (Zero Hour #2)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Vibrant Promotions.
"It's about fucking time you surrendered to us."
Well, will you look at that? Aimee Nicole Walker gave me what I'd hoped for and then some! Devil's Hour had a wholly different feel to its predecessor, and I say that in the best way possible. Book two had huge footsteps to follow, thanks to the awesomeness that was Ground Zero, the Zero Hour series starter. Challenge met and surpassed, thank you very much. Fair warning: I may mention details here that could prove spoilery for those who have yet to read book one (seriously, go read it already!), so proceed with caution, unless you're okay with spoilers.
There's no denying that Royce Locke deserves his promotion to Sergeant, but he's given a baptism of fire courtesy of his first case involving the mayor receiving threats. Balancing his new responsibilities with his relationship with Sawyer Key isn't easy, but Royce is all in, knowing he was a goner for the dedicated police detective. But Royce's sexuality is still very much a secret, but it looks like Sawyer's been keeping a secret of his own, and tension thrums between the new couple. Will the pressure of the new case and all their issues end up consuming these two men?
Ah, but how this book had me on the edge of my seat, both in terms of Royce and Sawyer--aka Locke and Key, aka Fearless and Relentless, aka Dickhead and Asshole--working out the kinks of their relationship and with the case they were handling. Then there was the mystery of Marcus Wilkes's death (FYI: Marcus was Royce's partner and best friend) and how there are now more questions than answers, and this part of the series' story arc. Aimee Nicole Walker gave me everything I could have wanted in Devil's Hour, and she's left me excited for the third book! ♥
Ground Zero (book one) - five-plus stars - My Review
Devil's Hour (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review (posted above)
Date Read: 03 January 2020
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