Jack Colton is the sheriff of San Isabel County in Colorado. He is a single man now, after the death of his long-time partner Martin who died from cancer several years ago. He is well-loved in his community, and though he is gay, he is either accepted or tolerated. He is a good and fair man. His deputy Lonnie and Lonnie’s uncle Dennis are his closest friends, having supported him through the death and the hard times after Martin’s passing.
Rebel Marino is a Harley-driving man who is coming back to San Isabel County after the death of his favorite aunt. He has been here off and on over his life, and had a great relationship with her. When she died, she left everything to him, so Rebel was back to sell the house and take care of all that needs to be done after a death, but certainly not to stay.
The meeting between the two, Jack and Rebel, is not a good first impression for either of them, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t feel an attraction, something that is there between them. Jack decides to change the perceptions of that first meeting by visiting Rebel, and so begins the story of the relationship between the two, how Jack helps Rebel get through his major anger and to get to the point of accepting his true self. In the process, Jack rediscovers the happiness that he thought was gone forever after the loss of a partner.
A series of events make trust between the two hard at first, but eventually they see that someone is trying to frame Rebel so that Jack and he don’t have the chance to love each other. In discovering this, Jack and Rebel begin the long process of developing trust, and then love.
This book is as good a romance as is written. The characters are really well developed. It is filled with emotion, mystery, sex, and love. Strong characters and weak characters together make this a great read, finding how one can support and help the other. There is a moral in the story, it is strong and important.
My only complaint about this book is that one of the characters that you get to really feel for, Lonnie, is sort of left at loose ends. But, the saving grace is that he may be the highlight of Rain’s next novel. I can only hope. I think his story expanded would be another of Rains great stories.
Book Description Jack Colton dedicated his life to two things, the law and the love of a good man named Martin. When Martin dies Jack goes into mourning so deeply that he starts to see his late husband everywhere. Martin tells Jack that he needs to move on and find another man but Jack is holding on too hard to his late husband and his job to see new love when it speeds through the small sleepy town he watches over. Rebel Marino lives up to his name. He fights hard not only with his fists but to keep from letting anyone get close. Rebel inherits a home and business from his favorite aunt, whom he sees even though she recently passed away. She tries to convince him that the tall handsome sheriff is worth a leap of faith. Together they start to discover what it means to move on, to trust, and push the boundaries of not only their interest in BDSM but of love itself but will a third man who is secretly in love with Jack come between them and rip them apart before their love can fully bloom?
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