Nate is from an affluent family. Mike is from an abusive family. What these men have in common is the job and their desire for each other. While Mike is older and hesitant, Nate is young and confident. As these two jump the barriers they’ve both set in place, the reader gets to sit back and enjoy the ride. The police aspect served as a story enhancement, sometimes forcing issues they would both like to ignore. Domestic calls, suicides, and out and out shoot-outs put what really matters into focus for these two. Why worry about other peoples’ opinions when the person you love is in danger?
This was an interesting take on a man discovering he’s gay. He had a suspicion all along as his relationships with women continued to fail but he'd yet to meet the man who would make him face his ambiguity. Mike was well aware of his sexual preference but bought into the stigma he saw every day on the job, not giving his friends the benefit of the doubt and possibly endangering his career. Whew! That’s a lot to deal with! The book flowed smoothly and the sex was steamy. A good read.
Fifteen years with the Los Angeles Police Department, Mike Graham is a seasoned cop and a damn good training officer. On the brutal streets of LA, he's witnessed every type of crime and taught countless rookies how to survive while they protect and serve. Nothing surprises him anymore. That is, until he meets Nathan York.
Nathan York shouldn't be a cop. With his Beverly Hills background and pretty boy good looks, he's fit for the land of movie stars and nose jobs. Too bad being LAPD is all he's ever wanted. No longer a rookie, he thinks he's ready for anything, even if the next challenge is working with his hard-assed yet magnetic ex-training officer.
Partners on the job, Mike and Nate both struggle with an attraction that has no place in their world. Their explosive chemistry reaches a point it cannot be ignored, but the same chemistry that consumes them could destroy the very thing that binds them together.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices.