Chozen (Headspace #1) by J.P. Sayle, writing as J. Paton

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#MM, #Dark, #Crime, #Thriller,

When my police colleagues throw me into the pit of hell, where even the fittest die, can I trust a team of security specialists to have my back?

After two years of working for the armed response team, one call to a nightclub throws my world back into chaos. With a menacing force still searching for the secret I’ve hidden, I step into a minefield of my own making by not following a direct order. That decision leads me right back to the past I’m still running from. Only my conscience won’t let me walk away, not when there are new victims suffering a fate worse than death.

Blurring the lines between right and wrong is the only way to keep my secrets safe as I step back into the seedy world of undercover work. There is no other option than to put my trust in the allies I have chosen, and hope I’m not making a fatal mistake.

Chozen (part 1) is a MM crime-drama with multiple twists and turns, where three steps can change everything. Step One, the form. Step two, the chozen. Step three, eternal damnation!

Warning: this book ends on a CLIFFHANGER!

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3 out of 5 (good)

CHOZEN: PART ONE comes with a trigger warning, and it's DARK, so pay heed to it. This book won't be for everyone for any number of reasons. If you can read it though, be prepared to read an intricate, twisted, multiple-perspective story.

Now, as already stated, this is told from multiple people which, for me, made it a bit confusing as there was simply so many of them! It does give you a well-rounded view so, for that, I'm thankful. I just had difficulty remembering who was who and what their role was.

You have no idea who to trust as you travel with Tucker and find out more about his situation. Can I just say, it sucks? It's a scary situation for him to be in, and I was on tenterhooks when I read his chapters.

Although this is definitely NOT a romance, you do get hints about possible pairings in the future. And if you've read any of The Playroom in the past, it may help with this.

All in all, I... want to say enjoyed it, but that just sounds so wrong! I was gripped, enthralled, intrigued, and will be reading Part Two as I really want to see where this goes and how it all plays out.

I absolutely do recommend this... but just be aware that it ends on a cliffhanger, and is DARK.

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *


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