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.
This was my first Kindle Alexander book, and I was impressed by the world she created with Deputy Marshall Mitch Knox (how’s THAT for a name?). The reader immediately senses the tension of the case Mitch it working on, and his investigation is almost another character in the book. Mitch’s work is a focal part of the story, and it provides an interesting backdrop to his and Cody’s relationship. Now I was under the impression that this book can be read as a standalone, and I suppose it can, but I would have preferred to read the first, Double Full, beforehand, so I could get a better sense of the history and relationship between some of the characters. Still, I didn’t feel lost in this book, it’s just a preference of mine.
While I enjoyed the push and pull of their relationship, I was also tense wondering how they would end up. Their careers are of the utmost importance to them, and their timing never seems to be quite right. Still, Mitch is there to give Cody the push that he needs, and Cody is there to level Mitch out. When they are together, they are blazing! Their chemistry is perfect, and I loved reading about the two of them together, no matter which way it happened! (You’ll see what I mean!)
I also really liked the banter between all of the characters. It definitely made me want to go back and read Double Full.
There are parts of this book that definitely broke my heart as well, some tough topics are dealt with, and it made me sad and angry at the same time.
My heart was warmed, however, by these two, and by the end of the story, I was wearing a cheesy grin and cheering for Cody and Mitch.
With the help of a compelling epilogue, I think we know who we’re going to see in the next book, and I can’t wait!!
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.