Title: The Agent and the Model
Series: Ellery Mountain 07
Author: R.J. Scott
Length: Novella (99pgs)
Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited (January 23, 2016)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Michael comes home to Ellery to face his past, only his present keeps intruding in the form of his agent Alex Casey, who won’t take no for an answer.
Michael Hardin is back in Ellery to face his past. The victim of a hate crime, he has memories that lie just out of his reach and nightmares that won’t leave him alone.
Alex Casey loves Michael but he completely ruined everything by treating Michael like someone who needed to be wrapped in cotton wool.
Can Michael discover more about his past and find love with Alex?
Review: Each book in the Ellery Mountain collection features a new romantic couple. To enjoy the overall story arc and crossover characters, I would recommend reading the series in sequential order.
When Michael had been a teen he had been attacked and it had taken him time to come to grips with it. Then in Paris the man he had loved had held something back from him and in the end he was attacked a second time. He blamed Alex for not telling him he had a stalker, he blamed him for the fear he still felt and he blamed him for their lost love.
Alex had only wanted to protect Michael but had not realized he had in fact placed him in danger. Now he had to make ammends but was definitely going the wrong way with it. Going to Ellery with a very grumpy Michael might not have been the best idea he had, but it would give him a better plan to fix the one thing that was holding them still together, their love.
This story is a very long winded story and didn’t really make the impact that it should have. My attention was not caught in the first paragraph and for me that is not a good sign. I could not connect with the characters like I should have, but the story itself had great potential. It shows that protecting someone is not to keep it to yourself, but to make the other person understand what is going on. I think that Michael gave in quicker then he should have but I also think Alex needed to show more smarts. He comes off very cocky and stubborn, but you could see abit into his heart as well.
This is one of those stories that doesn’t stick with me but still left a little something behind. I can see myself reading it a few more times. I came across this author not to long ago and loved her way with words. She creates a sweet story with just a little bit of pain or trouble, some danger and lots of heart. I honestly would love to read more of her work. In fact I am off to check out the next story in this series.