Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Twelve years ago, Daniel McCafferty walked away from the man he loved without a backward glance. He threw himself into his father’s business as heir apparent of their vicious criminal empire in Manchester. Forced to deny who he was, who he loved, he buried himself in work and drink.
Christian’s life is steady. He has a good business, good friends, but he’s never had a lasting relationship. Second cousin to Daniel, they fell hard for each other one hot summer long ago. When Christian needed him the most, Daniel walked away. It broke something inside him. Over the last year, Christian asked Daniel for help with a lowlife named Bryce. Daniel gave it. Unstintingly.
When Daniel’s father dies unexpectedly, Christian stands by him. Offers him comfort. But when Bryce rears his ugly head again, and Christian is in grave danger, Daniel whisks him away to Europe. Away from normality, Daniel and Christian are thrown together in the heat of the Mediterranean sun. Daniel’s walls tumble, and for the first time he thinks that just maybe, it can work. All he has to do is keep secret the real reason he left Christian.
Daniel has given in and helped Christian a few times in the past year and it’s making it harder and harder for him to stay away. Christian has never gotten over the pain of Daniel walking away and now he has Daniel barging in to help him because they feel he is in danger.
I felt bad for Daniel with how he grew up and how he was forced to work with his father, though he has done an admiral job of distancing himself from that life and living a very lonely life. Christian has had the support of his friends and family though seems to still have kept people at a distance. I hated watching Daniel continue to pull himself away from Christian even when everything was working out though I was proud that Christian was able to walk away when he felt it was necessary. I was even gladder when he has the courage to go back for them to talk it out and figure out their relationship.
The cover art by Meredith Russell is great, I love the visual of Daniel and how it’s similar in style to the previous books but also different.
Sales Link: Amazon
ebook, 250 pages
Published: October 9, 2019
Edition Language: English
Series: MC Securities #3