Author: Edward Kendrick
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Gay, Romance, Thriller
Length: Novel (303 pages)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (November 2nd, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: At sixteen, Derek loses his memory–and his family–in an accident. He’s rescued by the reclusive Michael. Then he begins the long journey to discover his past.
In Denver, he finds a job, a place to live, and trouble, when someone attempts to kidnap him. Members of the ‘Company’ help him escape and later recruit him. Ending up in New Orleans, he’s nineteen and working undercover when he’s teamed with Brad, who teaches him the joys of sex. Heartbroken when he thinks Brad has found another man, Derek transfers to Denver.
Derek is twenty-four and still with the ‘Company’, when he remembers more about the accident, leading to shocking revelations about his father. Then Brad is sent to Denver on a job and Derek must decide if he can trust Brad’s love again, while working with him on the assignment.
Purchase Link: https://spsilverpublishing.com/dboy-ebook-p-60315.html
Review: Derek is in an accident at age 16 and loses his memory and his parents were killed. He is saved by a mysterious man in the woods and nursed to health, then suddenly this man is killed and Derek heads to find a town and see if he can find who he is. He finds himself swept into a mystery involving Michael that leads to him meeting another man who gives him a job.
I really liked this story. There is a lot going on and lots of intrigue. There is a bit of a romance that starts out hot and fast then takes an unexpected turn. I really liked that. I also like that this story was longer. It pulled me in and I wanted to keep reading to see what would happen next. I also liked that Derek didn’t get his memory back all of a sudden that would have been predictable. I liked that the story wasn’t very predictable, yet still intriguing.
The only thing I didn’t like was that the mystery’s, and there was a few since he worked undercover in a Company, were so easily and quickly solved and once solved they disappeared and didn’t entwine into the story. I also would have liked to have known a bit more of what this Company he worked for was and how they was able to take in a 16-year-old boy with no identification in and work him. Having said that, this is a fiction story and it didn’t really hurt the story at all.
I love this author and the way he spins a great romantic mystery/suspense. I appreciate the stories now being longer and more complete. I find the endings always so satisfying.
If you like a story with mystery/ suspense, undercover secret agencies, mobs, hot, sexy romance that isn’t love at first site more friends or partners to lovers with a very satisfying ending this is for you.