Rating: 5 stars out of 5
This series is smokin’! Action-packed, nail-biting, heartbreaking—this book has it all. Though there’s not a lot of overt romance to this one, and no sex scenes, there is love—a deep and lasting love that’s developing between Andreas and Darren as well as the love of family. In this one, Andreas’s children are kidnapped so the love of a father for his children is a primary focus of the book, but there’s also the familial love of a brother for another as Darren’s brother, Asher, falls deeper into his disease and the situation becomes critical. As an aside, and without spoilers, we finally find out if Darren has the gene that has caused Asher’s mind to fail at such an early age.
Andreas is still struggling with his healing ankle from the injury in the last book. He’s screwed it up and needed a second surgery—but hang on folks—he’s about to make it worse when his kids are kidnapped virtually right from under his nose. He and his work and life partner, Darren, along with their highly personable and dynamic friend Paula, a detective we met in the last book, explore any and all possible leads to get the kids back. Though their theories are sketchy at first, eventually, with the help of Andreas’s daughter Erin, who manages to get free of the kidnapers, the team is on the right track. A tragic event in Darren’s life sidetracks him temporarily but he’s right back on the job as well. He loves Andreas and his kids and will stop at nothing to help his lover get them back.
This story is very fast-paced, filled with plot twists and turns, excitement, and hair-raising scenarios. I loved every moment and literally couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend this series to all those who enjoy law enforcement drama and romance, especially those, like me, who appreciate a writing team who can build excitement to fever pitch and yet give us a firm foundation to a wonderful pair of men whose love grows stronger with each story. I can’t wait to get my hands on book four!
Cover art by Garrett Leigh is gritty, dark and perfect.