Book #review – Love and Punishment by Susan Mac Nicol

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My Review

I’d give this book all the stars in the world. I loved the criminal investigation, the reporter following a serial killer and ending up taunting them, the relationship between Anthony and Flynn, and the story line following the serial killer and his day to day life.

Reading this felt like watching one of my favorite shows or movies on TV. It probably helps that I am a big Criminal Minds, CSI (except Miami), Bones….. anything where baddies are brought to justice fan.

Love and Punishment

The guilt over not being able to solve his brother’s murder, his open views about what a human being is and what isn’t one, his deep love and protectiveness towards Flynn, all of this made Anthony an amazing character to watch. Perfect with his imperfection, and surprising even when he acts exactly how you’d expect him to. The same is true of Flynn, he’s real, and you can’t help but love him, even when you want to scream at him.

Love and Punishment starts by making you grip your kindle and not put it down, it jumps right into the heart of the action and after that, much like the characters, all you can do is read on and try and adjust as you go, hoping for the best. I loved every minute of it and I can’t wait for more from Susan!

About the author

Susan Mac Nicol was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom. At the age of eight, her family moved to Johannesburg, South Africa where she stayed for nearly thirty years before arriving back in the UK in December 2000. Currently, She lives in the rural village of Bocking, in Essex, with her family.

Sue is a PAN (Published Author’s Network) member of Romance Writers of America and a member of the Romantic Novelists Association in the UK. Also, she is a member of a rather unique writing group, called the Talliston Writer’s Circle, which in itself has a story all of its own to tell. She has written nine novels, two novellas and a screenplay since February 2012 and clearly believes in keeping herself busy. She has found herself wanting to stay in the sub-genre that is M/M Romance so more can definitely be expected.

Her plan is to keep writing as long as her muse sits upon her shoulder. Her dream is to make enough money to give up the day job and get that big old house in the English countryside overlooking a river, where she can write all day and continue to indulge her passion for telling stories.


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Writer, traveler, coffee and book addict, and also founder of EyesOnBooks. I've loved books all my life and now they are a huge part of my work. I have been blogging for about twelve years and have worked as a PR and marketing consultant in the IT&C field before shifting all my focus to books and authors.

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