Plakcy, Neil. “ Have Body, Will Guard 4: Olives for the Stranger?”, Loose id 2012.
Aidan and Liam in Tunisia
Aidan and Liam find themselves in the streets of Tunis between sparing police and demonstrators. They are protecting Leila, a young girl whose mother is in the custody of the police. Leila and her mother suffer threats and Aiden takes Leola to France while Liam remains behind because he cannot get out. Being separated from Aidan is not easy for Liam but he is confident that he has taught Aidan well and that he can surely protect Leila and her father. Now the two lovers have reached a point where they must examine how much they love one another and decide that sex is not the only thing that holds them together.
Liam is an ex-Navy Seal who left the military as a result of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and he ended up in Tunisia and was a bodyguard for businessmen who came to the country. Aidan was an ESL teacher working in Tunisia and he is there to try to forget his previous relationship that ended badly. It did not take long for the men to meet and fall in love and in the previous books in the series, we read about their romance and their building a business together.
During the Arab spring, they end up doing a different kind of protection and that is what this book is about. It has the same kind of wonderful sex scenes we enjoyed in the previous books and the writer has developed tow characters that we really care about. We get the same quality writing that we always get from Neil Plakcy and this is one more book that helps cement his name as a major writer of gay literature.
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