This book starts out with a detective, Davin, trying to find a mass murderer/rapist. It is actually a bit depressing the way he pushes himself. You find out a little bit at a time that he has absolutely no life beyond his job. Then, one night, he turns a victim over and everything changes.
Alaric is the second main character. Christmas Day there is a ring at the door and a detective he recognizes with bad news for his family.
Davin and Aleric (Ric) come together to try to find the mass murderer and the story of the past eight years unfolds. It’s sad and depressing and you don’t have a clue how to feel about it all. How it all actually happened and kept these two away from each other for eight years.
Even though this book was under 300 pages, it felt long to me and it almost felt like two separate books. Maybe it was because there was such a shift in Davin’s personality. I’m not sure. The suspense was a sidebar; the BDSM was hot as was the sex. The chemistry is hot between these two as was the love.
So, the reason I gave this book four stars is because it felt like two books and because it was a little unbelievable how two people that loved and needed each other so much could stay away from each other for eight years. Well, there’s that and it did need a little editing. All-in-all I really enjoyed the story because of the characters and their devotion once they came back together. They had a chemistry that couldn’t be denied and I loved the way it completely felt like they were soul mates. It had a happy ending to a rough eight years and a highly recommend it for the mild BDSM reader.
Abandoned by his mother and raised by a judgmental, homophobic father on the unforgiving streets of Overtown, Davin Monroe knows a lot about survival and little about love. As heir to the family business, Alaric Bennett’s innate strength makes him the pillar upon which the family problems fall but leaves him emotionally abandoned by those that need him.
One chance meeting and five beautiful years together do not prepare them for the dark, depraved jealousy threatening their hard earned happiness. Now a killer has forced Detective Monroe to face the past and the only man his heart has ever wanted. With only one shot at redemption, Alaric is determined to uncover to truth and bring his lover home.
When discovering the one secret that has kept them apart for eight years unravels an entire hidden life can Alaric and Davin survive the revelations that follow?