Author: Jaime Reese
Series: , #2
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: April 29, 2014
Genres: LGBTQ Romance, Mystery, Romantic Suspense
Page Count: 379
After surviving ten years in prison, Cameron Pierce is attempting to put the past behind him. He tries to adjust to his newfound freedom with a place at the halfway house and a job. But one lesson he learned in prison keeps him guarded: hope is a dangerous thing.
Hunter Donovan, Assistant State Attorney, is a man of justice who loves a challenge. After a lifetime of putting his career first, a milestone brings him to a harsh realization—he's lonely.
Hunter's world changes when he meets Cam. The wary young man intrigues him and awakens a desire unlike anything he's ever experienced. When Cam's past resurfaces and threatens to rip them apart, their budding relationship is challenged and Cam's hope for a future begins to dim.
These outside forces hunting Cam will stop at nothing to send him back to prison. But they'll have to get past Hunter first.
We meet 27 year old Cam who is being released from prison after 10 years. We see that he has not had it easy the last 10 years including why he was sent to prison in the first place but its not until later in the book you truly find out why. He is taken to the Halfway house run by Julian and Matt. Meet Hunter, the 40 year old district attorney who is all alone. He has been married to his job for years now and is working on a big case involving a drug operation, where everyone is a suspect.
Hunter and Cam meet at a local diner one that Hunter frequents because of the awesome cookies and where Cam gets a job through the Halfway house. There is an instant attraction between the two men. The way Hunter finds a way to show up at the diner is sweet and charming.
Time passes and Hunter and Cam become closer until finally admitting their attraction to one another, in the meantime, Cam’s past comes back to haunt him and Hunter is dragged into it as well.
Cam fears not being good enough for Hunter and he fears going back to prison will he move past those fears to get a happily ever after with Hunter? Well I suggest buying the book to get the answer to the question.
This book is well written and the intimate scenes between Hunter and Cam are hot and I love the witty way they talk with one another. I also absolutely love Hunter’s dad and the convos he has with Hunter are priceless and leave you snickering. This is the first book in a while that I have read and enjoyed and I look forward to what this author brings us in the future.
Hunter stood in line and watched Cam tend to the few lingering post-lunchtime customers. Cam’s smile came a little easier and his stance less guarded.
His body, although still lean, was tighter and a little broader from the yard work at the halfway house. A slight tan colored his skin now, the faint golden tone further accentuating the blue in his eyes and the white of his smile. His hair had a sprinkling of highlights as if the sun had kissed his head. Sunrises gave him hope, but they also seemed to awaken a natural physical beauty that had been hidden for far too long.
“How can I help you? Sir,” Cam said when it was finally Hunter’s turn at the register.
Hunter leaned over the counter. “You know that drives me nuts.”
Cam smiled and grabbed Hunter’s tie to pull him closer. “I know.” After a quick peck, Cam released him.
Hunter reached over and rubbed Cam’s stubble. “Are you letting this grow out?”
Cam shrugged. He looked away and scratched his growing scruff. “It makes me look older.”
“Since when do you want to look older?”
Cam shrugged again and fidgeted with the receipts.
Realization finally hit Hunter. He grabbed Cam’s chin and forced him to make eye contact. “Are you doing that for me?”
Cam’s mouth narrowed and his brows lowered. “There’s not much I can do for you. So if growing some hair on my face will make you feel a little less self-conscious, then I’ll grow a full fucking beard if I have to.”