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Published by Loose-ID
Released on May 13, 2013
We all know there are jobs out there where its one of those things of ‘somebody has to do it and it might as well be me and I might as well get paid well for mucking about in nasty stuff’. Crime scene clean up and bio hazard waste disposal is that ‘mmm just so lovely’ job in this book. It was such a different sort of backdrop and career for the hero that I just couldn’t pass it up and plus plus I like the author’s writing.
The story opens when Jack one of the owners of the business starts his day to find one of his employees in his kitchen making him coffee and leaving him a cat to cat sit for a few days. Life hasn’t been good to Jack and he can’t even handle the thought of a relationship let alone caring for an animal. He had a near death experience as a firefighter that several surgeries later has left him still broken up and in pain with his career ruined and then there was that incident back in high school that still haunts him. But his day takes a turn for the worse when he gets a call from his ‘friends with bennies’ cop friend who calls him about a crime scene that he needs to know about. A guy from high school days has committed suicide. Everyone warns him not to go out on this job, but to let someone else. Jack needs to be there and he can’t even work it out for himself exactly why that is. It appears that someone else needs to be there and Jack meets Nick’s cousin Ryan who needs to be there closing things up too.
The plot on this one was an interesting piece of character development and relationship development. Jack has physical injuries that sideline him many times, but it is the scars from that incident in high school that he really needs to heal from. I enjoyed following that path of healing and the beginnings of something with Jack and Ryan. Things are complicated by well meaning friends and an undefined relationship. I love the addition of Tasha the cat and Skippy one of Jack’s workers. If ever a guy was misnamed, it’s the huge mob enforcer looking Skippy.
All in all this was an enjoyable read that offered a great story line and a blazing hot couple that m/m contemporary romance fans might want to give a try.
My thanks to Net Galley for the opportunity to read and review this book.