Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Monte’s sporting goods store is teetering on the edge of collapse due to the economic problems. The small conservative eastern California town he chose for his dream project is not welcoming, even though he keeps his gay lifestyle quiet. Then big trouble and a gorgeous package delivery driver fall into his world at the same time. Are they somehow connected?
Jeff, a special agent for Homeland Security, is working undercover to help bust a contraband and drug operation. Tracks lead to the small town of Cameron Creek, California. Who is the crime ring’s contact at this end? As a delivery driver, Jeff is scoping things out. When he meets Monte, he is smitten at once, but evidence begins to link this new friend to the case. Jeff has every reason not to pursue a relationship, but can he stop himself?
I can’t say this was a good or bad story but I couldn’t connect with it either way. Monte’s dream store hasn’t been doing nearly as well as he had hoped. Jeff hopes befriending Monte will help his case but doesn’t expect anything to come of it.
Monte seemed very trusting and was accepting of his fate in regards to his store and even second guesses everything between him and Jeff. Jeff is undercover when he meets Monte but doesn’t seem able to stop himself from getting to know the man. I’m not sure if it’s Jeff’s instant distrust and dislike when he sees something that may incriminate Monte or what but these guys seemed to involved for the very little time they spent together.
The cover art by Written Ink Designs is cute and was the first thing that caught my eye.
ebook, 47 pages
Published: September 12, 2018 by JMS Books
Edition Language: English