A touching and suspenseful story with two caring people who were fortunate enough to find each other.
After serving 10 years of his life in prison, Cameron can only hope he'll find somebody who will truly love and accept him. Fortunately, Hunter might just be the right man. Now they just have to survive long enough to catch the real criminals.
I really enjoyed this detective story about Hunter Donovan, Assistant State Attorney, trying to take drugs off the street, and Cam Pierce, the man he fell instantly in love with. I loved how the author managed to weave Cam's initial arrest 10 years ago with the current drug and corruption problem taking place. There's also a bit of a mystery trying to determine who is causing trouble within the department.
Cam is such a touching character. Although the last decade has been extremely rough for him, he's still such a sweetheart. He looks for ways to bring beauty to the world with his landscaping. He's so helpful to the elderly couple that own the diner where he works. I thought the author did a wonderful job making sure we adored him, felt his pain, but also saw him as a man who desperately wants to move on with his life. I liked that he had real reasons for doubting that Hunter would stick around, but he never did anything stupid to try to intentionally drive Hunter away. Having served in the Marines, Hunter was a very strong character who wanted to make the world a better place. However, he finally realized that he wasn't finding time to take care of himself.
This slow-burn romance had Hunter and Cam spending quite a bit of time together getting to know each other before moving their relationship to the next level. The steamy scenes were extremely well done. You could really feel the heat between these two. I adored Hunter's dad, and it was nice to see Matt and Julian from the first story since they run the halfway-house that Cam is staying in.
Although it's part of a series, it isn't necessary to read the first story, but I found it very enjoyable and would recommend it.
Originally reviewed for The Romance Reviews. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.