Title: Safe House
Series: Buchanan House #4
Author: Charley Descoteaux
Genre: Erotic Romance
Length: Novel (200 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 19, 2016)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: Kyle Shimoda is an asshole magnet, has been for as long as he can remember. At forty-seven, he doesn’t see much chance for improving his luck in love. His friends who run Buchanan House, a gay retreat on the central Oregon coast, know he wants to find “someone nice” to settle down with, and they set him up with Officer Brandon Smith. Kyle has a turbulent history with law enforcement, but he can’t deny his attraction to the buff cop.
Brandon has been a police officer in Lincoln City almost since the day he graduated from high school over thirty years ago. He’s cultivated the facade of a serious, disciplined law enforcement officer, but beneath his overdeveloped chest beats the soft heart of a drama queen. A cancer scare shifts Bran’s focus from finding a serious relationship to having as much sex as he can—putting his goals squarely at odds with Kyle’s. If he can’t find the courage to be honest about his feelings for Kyle, the happiness they’ve both been searching for could slip through their fingers.
Review: Charley Descoteaux is a new author for me so I wasn’t too sure what to expect. I have never really been a fan of new to me author’s works but only because I have a certain type of book that I like. When I first saw the title I figured it was a bit closer to a mystery or suspense; that is until I read the blurb.
When I saw that Brandon was a police officer I was kind of hoping for a story with a bit of danger to it but this is one of those tender love stories with a bit of twists to it. Brandon had at one time wanted a serious relationship, until he thought he might have cancer. Then it was an all-out sexual desire type of thing, well until he met Kyle. However Kyle is not what Brandon had expected.
Kyle had been profiled once before so the thought of coming across any cop made him feel scared and ashamed. However time will show that Brandon is not like the cop that had hurt him. Now it would seem that these two needed to figure out what they truly wanted and needed, before they lose it all.
Now it is a very cute story but it comes off very stiff and dry. The author used certain words so many times over that it lost the appeal to me. I am afraid that through most of the book I just skimmed over it just to get through the book. I couldn’t connect with either man nor the story, which is not very good for me. I am afraid that if this authors work is like this particular book I probably won’t be reading to many stories by her. I am afraid that this book was not for me.