Astrid Amara
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Loose Id LLC
Release Date
May 2017
Book 2 of Policy of Lies
LGBTQ, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic

Ten years ago, lovers and best friends Ivo Toreli and Robert Mackenzie were separated by death.

But sometimes life gives you second chances. Life...and a lot of cybernetic enhancements.

Trust Agent 505 may not remember who he was before he worked security for Trust Insurance, but now his prisoner thinks he knows him. This revolutionary named "Mack," who has stolen one of Trust's prized possessions, seems to think Agent 505 is named "Ivo," someone from his past. Someone he once loved more than anyone on any of the inhabited worlds.

Ivo doesn't remember any of it, of course. But if he's going to get Trust's property back from the revolutionaries, he's going to have to play along.

And if playing along also means sleeping with a handsome, humorous, and slightly dangerous ex-soldier, all the better, right?

Book Review by KindleRomance (reviewer)
Jul 14, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
57 people found the following review helpful
Can Ivo recover his memories of the man he used to love before it's too late?

Ivo and Mack have been best friends since they grew up in an orphanage together. Now they are lovers who work together for the Calypso government forces. When a mission goes bad, and Ivo is killed, Mack is crushed. But Trust Insurance doesn't always let the dead stay dead. They brought Ivo back to life, but wiped his memory and convinced him Mack is on the enemy's side. It's up to Mack to remind Ivo that they belong together before Ivo kills him. This is further complicated by the drug that Trust Insurance keeps their soldiers addicted to.

I loved Ivo's snarky voice and outlook on life. He feels he is a simple man who is happy as long as he has Mack by his side. Mack talks non-stop about anything and everything, and he is completely devoted to Ivo. Seeing the two of them together made it obvious that they were meant for each other. They have fun and work well as a team. The science fiction terminology was kept to a minimum with just enough to make for an interesting futuristic setting. The plot had some neat little twists.

It was nice to visit again briefly with Levi and Tiergan from A Policy of Lies, the first, and also enjoyable, story in the series. However, TRUSTWORTHY can be read as a stand-alone.

Filled with some suspense and action, this sci-fi romance was a fun summer read.
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