Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5
Declan Kelly’s a closeted bisexual cop in a Southern military town, still reeling from his recent divorce. When he’s assigned to work undercover at a gay bar, he meets a gorgeous guy who seems like a likely suspect in the recent robberies of club-goers—but who instead turns out to be a Canadian Mountie named Tupper, temporarily stationed at nearby Fort Bragg for anti-terrorism training.
Dec and Tupper have a steamy evening together, and Tupper wants more, but Dec’s afraid of needing anyone again—especially someone who’s only going to be around for a short time. As they get closer and their nights together get even hotter, Dec has to choose between safe loneliness and the risky possibility of love.
I love that I jumped at this quick story and it was just perfect for the time, a quick read and a sweet story. Declan and Tupper hit it off right away and really have a little whirlwind romance, even if Dec doesn’t quite realize what is happening.
Dec was hurt when his ex left and is still reeling from that when he meets Tupper and while it clouds his thoughts many of his actions are nice but I would see him struggle to come to terms with possibly being in a relationship with a man and what that could mean for his life. Tupper is adorable, I loved his proper talking and it worked well for his character too and really he understood Dec more than I think Dec understood Dec at some points. I will definitely be reading this author’s books in the future.
The cover art by E Keith is okay but doesn’t really give much to the story.
ebook, 81 pages
Publication: February 28, 2019 by Painted Hearts Publishing
Edition Language: English