Series: Quinn Security
Author: Cameron Dane
Publisher: Loose Id (May 13th, 2008)
Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Heart
Blurb: Picking pockets and stealing cars, Adam Reyes does what he must to survive. Working Chicago’s O’Hare airport, he feels pretty confident when he spots his next mark.
Security expert Rhone Quinn can’t believe the wiry kid who grabs his cell phone almost gets away with it. Logic says turn the teen over to the cops, but Rhone is a man who trusts his instincts, and his gut tells him to offer the young man a job and a chance to begin a new life. Little does Rhone know that when he makes that choice it will forever change his life, too.
Over the years that follow a mentor relationship turns into a unique, abiding friendship. It eventually leads to true equality between Rhone and Adam when Adam becomes a full partner in Quinn Security. Unbeknownst to Rhone, as time passes by, Adam is also falling deeply in love. With Rhone. Who isn’t gay. And who doesn’t know that Adam is.
Then, one day, Rhone discovers the truth. Will Rhone’s new awareness of Adam’s feelings bind the men together even more intimately, or tear them apart for good?
Review: This story has some angst and two very sexy men.
The story chronicles Adam from the day he meets Rhone Quinn as a belligerent street teen to the day they both admit what they mean to each other.
Although a 10-year span seemed overly long for an unrequited love from Adam’s side, especially since Rhone comes over as a totally straight guy, the story kept me hooked wondering when, and even if, the guys would finally get together.
However, I found it hard to accept the set-up that brings them together. Also, while I accept that Rhone could suddenly realise he was in love with Adam; “How did I never see it?” I find it much harder to believe that a man, especially one who has never even thought of another guy in that way, would immediately be as willing to experience everything. Right there. Right then.
Those issues aside, it was still a good read, and once Adam and Rhone get together, it’s as hot as Hades.
I recommend it for those who like hot sex, and to see love triumph over adversity.