I have found the missing link...

Not My Sinner (Brooklyn Sinners #4.1) - Avril Ashton

between Avril Ashton's series Brooklyn Sinners and her Run This Town series. It's the last story in the Brooklyn Sinners series and it's free from the author's site and it's called 'Not My Sinner'. I have no idea how I missed this one but I did and even though I've read all of the Brooklyn Sinners and everything that's out so far for 'Run This Town' I'm glad I finally found it and read it.

 

First off it's about Tommy and Mateo. And yes, it's high on drama and angst, but I don't care, I loved it. There are times in life when the angst and drama are suited to the occasion and for these two this was one of those times. Mateo's past and his future happiness with Tommy are on a collision course and needless to say when the past crashes head on into the present the results are explosive. Fixing it doesn't seem possible and for Mateo the alternative is unacceptable. 

 

The events that begin to unfold as Mateo fights to fix things are the threads of the story that begins to play out in (Watch Me) Break You, book 1 of 'Run This Town' and I have to admit that as much as I enjoyed this story I would have loved reading it at the end of Brooklyn Sinners and before starting (Watch Me) Break You. So if you have read the Sinners series and haven't started Run This Town but plan to. I seriously encourage you to go to http://avrilashton.com/?page_id=528 and get a copy of this to read (there are some other free reads for the Sinners series as well, if you haven't read them already).

 

Note: my biggest issue with this story as with previous ones is the lack of or at the very least the very poor editing that has or hasn't? been done.  It really is Tommy and Teo not Timmy and Toe. Seriously? Toe?