Series: An Amethyst Cove Mystery
Author: KC Kendricks
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery
Length: Novella (110pgs)
Publisher: Amber Quill Press (Amber Allure) (9th October 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Free-spirited Ian Coulter works hard and plays harder. An ex-cop turned private investigator; Ian enjoys meeting new men and making new friends. A night out ends up with one man on the floor at his feet, and another asking for his help. Big trouble’s brewing in little Amethyst Cove and Ian’s a step behind. He’s quick to see Rick Mohr is the man holding the flare at the end of a long, dark tunnel.
Undercover agent Rick Mohr walks a fine line, serving two masters. Insider trading, counterfeit printing plates, and a blown-up yacht have Rick stuck between two Federal agencies, one of which has been compromised. Rick has to discover the mole before it’s too late. When Ian Coulter walks into his life, Rick grabs the chance to salvage his assignment with both hands.
It doesn’t take Ian and Rick long to discover joining forces, and sharing resources, have definite perks, ones not found in any departmental manual…
Review: Ian is looking for a hook-up when he runs into Rick who isn’t all he seems to be. Rick needs help and he turns to Ian for that help. If there are a few perks, well…it’s all ggoooodd.
This book was really good. It’s got a touch of romance and a ‘what could be’ feel to it. I really liked Ian and Rick. Neither man was looking for anything serious and they were both upfront about it. But they also liked each other as people and not just as a quick hook up. There was also a feeling that if they had met at a different time then they could have easily loved each other.
The mystery is good and they worked well as a team and you get drawn into Ian’s past and you want to know more about it. This is a well written story that has a strong plot and although this is from Ian’s POV you don’t feel like it’s just all about him… I mean we learn a lot about Rick and in the end you truly do want things to work out for him, even if he doesn’t stay with Ian. The sex scenes are hot and there is a spark between them that you know could turn into an inferno if they fed it.
I recommend this to those that love hot men, hot sex, mystery, a good storyline and if not a HEA then it still leaves you with a warm feeling.