Deputy United States Marshal Mitch Knox apprehends fugitives for a living. His calm, cool, collected attitude and devastatingly handsome good looks earn him a well-deserved bad boy reputation, both in the field and out. While away on an assignment, he blows off some steam at a notorious Dallas nightclub. Solving the case that has plagued him for months takes a sudden backseat to finding out all there is to know about the gorgeous, shy blond sitting alone at the bar.
Texas State Trooper Cody Turner is moving up the ranks, well on his way to his dream of being a Texas Ranger. While on a two-week mandatory vacation, he plans to relax and help out on his family’s farm. Mitch is the last distraction Cody needs, but the tatted up temptation that walks into the bar and steals his baseball cap is too hard to ignore.
As Mitch’s case gains nationwide attention, how will he convince the sexy state trooper that giving him a chance won’t jeopardize his life’s plan...especially when the evil he’s tracking brings the hate directly to his doorstep, threatening more than just their careers.
Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It's always a surprise to see what's coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it's true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women's hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life - I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations - regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal... I don't want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I'm going to tell you about Kindle.
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I'll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died - weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn't have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It's everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness - it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn't a time she wasn't there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It's its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn't be here today without her.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
At the end of book one, we didn't know who was targeting gay men. Mitch had been called in by his dad to take the case involving Jace and Colton. This story picks up several months later. Mitch is still trying to piece all the clues together. More gay men, somewhat but not directly in the public eye, have been injured or killed.
While in town on a different work related investigation, Mitch is staying with Jace and Colton who take him out for the night. I love catching up on Jace and Colton, seeing where they are in life now. By the way, they are super sweet together. While at a gay bar, Mitch sees Cody, and everything changes for him.
Mitch is a 6'4", built, covered-in-ink, wild, full-of-attitude, down-for-whatever, badass US Marshal with dark hair and eyes.
Cody is a 6'4½ ", strong, reserved, steady, family orientated, southern, well-mannered, hard working, shy-ish State Trooper with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Mitch brings Cody out of his shell, makes him push his personal boundaries.
Cody grounds Mitch, makes him rethink his life.
Mitch's case finally gets the break and attention he's been looking for all this time. Cody finally gets the promotion that he's been after. This isn't a good time for either, but neither can keep their thoughts from the other.
Let me tell you now, I'm in love with both of them. There just could not be two better men anywhere. And Kindle Alexander can write some love scenes. Sheesh! Phone sex. Skype sex. Actual sex. And it's all hot, Hot, HOT. The best part is that you can feel their emotions. It isn't just sex. Love is definitely in the air.
During this budding relationship, there's lots of awesome action and mystery surrounding them and the hate crimes. Also, we get an intro of the next couple. They're both super smart and spy-ish. One has an infallible spidey sense and the other is a top level government employed hacker.
I definitely recommend this book. I will continue the series, no doubt. And I give this story five+ perfectly delivered stars.
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