Title: Ace Deuce Trey
Series: Amethyst Cove
Author: KC Kendricks
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (181 pages)
Publisher: Amber Allure, Amber Quill Press (December 29th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts
Blurb: Ian Coulter has his hands full with a sexy office assistant, a favorite movie star client, and a drag queen determined to save the world one lost runaway at a time. He can juggle all of it because he and his lover, FBI agent Rick Mohr, are finally together.
Rick’s transfer to Amethyst Cove puts him in charge of multiple operations. When one of Ian’s clients is targeted, it doesn’t take long for Ian to suspect the con artist is on an FBI watch list. With their cases overlapping, Ian and Rick are short on time. Together they set a trap and spring it before their suspect escapes.
Doing the job is easy but figuring out the relationship is tougher. Fitting their lives together isn’t without obstacles, but one thing is certain. On or off the case, Ian and Rick always get their man.
Product Link: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2086-Ace-Deuce-Trey.aspx
Review: This is part of the Amethyst Cove series by KC Kendricks and Christiane France. It is a standalone and to be honest, I want to go and get the other books now.
Although the reader gets a very adequate explanation as to the events of the previous book(s), I really need t read it for myself! If you look up Amethyst Cove series, what it actually is that KC Kendricks writes about PI Ian Coulter, while Christiane France writes about PI Greg Stewartson. Ian and Greg are actually in business together too, so he has a quick mention here in Ace Deuce Trey. This is also the third book to feature Ian… so maybe I have missed out a lot and would love him even more!
This is an intricate and complex plot. With a PI who has a FBI agent for a boyfriend, you know that there is going to be crime and mystery woven through the plot. Rick Mohr, Ian’s FBI agent boyfriend, is rather insecure, for good reason, of his relationship with Ian, but it lovely to see how his character begins to overcome his insecurities and jealousies for something, to someone who hasn’t read the previous books, didn’t seem like the fault of anyone in particular.
I loved seeing the development of their romantic relationship because even though they are together they really are at the beginning of their grand romance. These guys are good at what they do and extremely professional. It was good to that they were written that they could work and be serious together without things devolving into sex each time (not a fan of stories like that, clearly).
The two important minor characters in this are movie star, Saylor Blackwood – Ian’s client. As well as Ian’s assistant, Sheldon. Sheldon, or Shelly, is an absolute sweetheart. Androgynous appearance and young, he seems so innocent and enthusiastic in his passions and his work… and I just want to hug him, pity he’s a character and gay.
It is through the friendship with Ian and Sheldon that we also see just how much a fantastic and protective friend Ian is. Saylor, he’s an interesting kind of guy, he’s not really into the relationship-thing, but he seems kind and caring. However, Ian’s car also seems like a character in itself, a Barracuda.
This was hard not to enjoy. In fact, it was hard to put down at all. I found myself sneaking to my tablet to catch a few pages when I could. The mystery adds a bit of thrill and danger and the romance is sweet.
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