Series: Winterfield 03
Author: Edward Kendrick
Length: Novella (108pgs)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (13th April 2013)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3 ½ Hearts
Blurb: When the wife of porn king Maddox Fulton hires Ezra Fairchild to find her missing husband, he soon becomes embroiled in the man’s murder and interested in one of the studio’s cameramen, Gabriel.
When the wife of porn king Maddox Fulton hires Ezra Fairchild to find her missing husband, he soon becomes embroiled in the man’s murder. At the same time, he is hired to find out who might be stalking another client. He discovers it is Gabriel, the client’s ex-lover, and the two cases intertwine when Ezra finds out Gabriel works at Fulton’s studio. Now Ezra had to contend with both the murder and his growing interest in Gabriel.
Review: Ezra is a private detective who is hired by the wife of a porn king, Maddox Fulton, who is missing and discovers that the man has been murdered. he is also hired to find who is leaving strange gifts on an older man’s doorstep and discovers the culprit, Gabriel, worked for the murdered man. Ezra is then hired to discover who the murderer is and it brings him into closer contact with Gabriel and his attraction to the man develops.
This story takes a step back from romance. Although there is a hint of it, and concentrates on Ezra’s investigations. Ezra finds himself in sticky situation when he is hired to find a missing man. He finds himself trying to find out the truth when the man turns up dead. But, with a list of people who hated the man, untangling the web of lies isn’t easy. Discovering that Gabriel is the culprit behind leaving gifts at another client’s father’s home is easy. Talking him out of doing it again, Ezra discovers his own attraction to Gabriel.
I enjoyed following Ezra through his investigations. his own admitted ‘stumbling in the dark’ guesses and I enjoyed seeing him connect with Gabriel. The mystery surrounding Fulton’s murder is good and I liked how it was set out although the culprit surprised me. Because, I had it set in my mind who it was and then, wham, we’re thrust into a situation with Ezra that boggles the mind. The tentative relationship with Gabriel is good and you can see that although the setting isn’t ideal they make a good first connection.
I will recommend this to those who love private investigators, danger, mystery and the beginning of a relationship.