Kenneth Carver had everything growing up except warmth and acceptance. When protecting his family’s name became more than he could bear, he came out as gay, sold his company, and bought a horse ranch.
Andrew Wofford’s last undercover assignment nearly cost him his sanity. Now he has another chance of catching the drug runner who killed one of his informants and then escaped, but gruesome flashbacks threaten his ability to function in the field.
Andy’s latest investigation sends him to Ken’s ranch where he poses as a ranch hand. Ken is a prime suspect, but Andy refuses to believe Ken is guilty, in part because Andy is falling for him. Ken knows Andy isn’t who he seems, but he can’t bring himself to push the man away. When Ken hears rumors that someone is using his land to move drugs out of the city, he worries that it’s Andy. Neither man can trust the other even though that’s exactly what their hearts tell them to do.
I have to admit that I wasn’t sure about this one to begin with. Ken and Andy spent most of the book not trusting each other. It’s hard to build a relationship with a lack of trust. The thing that kept me hanging on in this story was he fact that even though they weren’t sure about each other, they had that ‘gut’ feeling that they were right.
Ken didn’t have it easy growing up. The perfect example that money isn’t everything. Andy had it a little bit easier, but mentally and emotionally he was a mess. These were definitely two men who needed each other. They just had a hard time admitting it.
The suspense in this one was perfect. The romance was heated and the supporting characters were great. If not for the fact that Ken and Andy wasted a lot of time hiding the truth from each other, it would have been perfect. I loved these two guys together and I can’t wait to see if the story continues from here. There are definitely a few characters that I would like to see more of.