Blackmail turned Lane Becker into a thief at the age of fourteen.
After ten miserable years, he’s finally free. To make reparation for his crimes, Lane plans to steal back a priceless Metropolis poster and return it to its rightful owner. But to find it, he has to break into the home of Hayrick Letsen, the man who turned his life into a living nightmare. The last thing Lane expects to encounter is Letsen’s nosy but crazy-hot security guard.
Quincy Holt’s life has been ruined. He’s infamous in Oklahoma as a cop on the take, but what no one knows is that he was unofficially undercover, trying to get the goods on Letsen — the most wanted fence in the business. When that failed, he was left with no other option but to take a job as Letsen’s security guard.
Lane and Quincy are on the run from their mutual enemy while trying to right past wrongs. Neither expected a thief and a cop to have the kind of wild, off-the-charts chemistry that could very well end up breaking their hearts.
What can I say? If Rinda Elliott writes it, I’m gonna need to read it! And this being her first solo book in several years (and with this awesome amazing cover!), I really wanted to see what came running out of that brain of hers! She did not disappoint in the least.
As with any book this author has a hand in, mayhem is going to ensue, and it does, almost instantly, but with a very creative twist. A (former) cop falls in love with a thief with a good heart, and they bring along a group of people who show their own big hearts, but were up in the wrong place at the wrong time.
First, I must say, DAMN, this woman can write some seriously HAAAAWWWWWWTTTTTTT sex scenes. I’m fairly certain I’ll be requesting a new kindle for Christmas this year, as she melted the thing right up. Whew!!!!!
One of the things I absolutely loved about Lane was that even though he was small, he was confident in himself, and confident in his attraction to Quincy. He flirted shamelessly with Quincy…and even the poor waiter…when they first met. He didn’t hide behind his concerns, or even question the age difference. He knew what he wanted, and he let Quincy know with certainty.
Quincy meanwhile, a good cop, who tried to make as much right as he could for the people he cared about, didn’t even try to question his feelings. He was all in…once he got past the “kid” thing. 😉 They were good together, supportive of each other, and even though they knew they would have to end their fling at some point, it was obvious they respected each other for all their talents as well as what they were trying to accomplish.
There were several twists and turns, lots of suspense, and a few gut wrenching moments as Lane dealt with the grief and guilt he would carry the rest of his life. So, finding an HEA wasn’t easy for them. Many bad things had to happen, but once they realized they could make it work, they didn’t just wrap themselves up, they brought those they loved into their fold, setting up quite a few HEA’s ahead for other characters, with little hints of what’s to come.
Oh, and the title…once you find out what it’s for…brilliant way to bring it full circle. The series name too, just love it! Fits so perfectly.
Can’t wait to see what’s next in this new series!
4.5 pieces of eye candy