Author ~ T.A. Chase
Publisher ~ Totally Bound Publishing
Published ~ 17th April 2015
Genre ~ M/M Contemporary Romance, Crime Thriller Mystery
Sometimes the only way to do your job—and discover love—is to trust your instincts. D’Marcus ‘Snap’ Jefferson is a DEA agent who has worked hard to keep drugs from hitting the streets of Houston. So when Kenneth Santos walks in, claiming to have information about an upcoming drug shipment, Snap must make the choice whether to trust the stranger or not. Kenneth Santos is a recovering addict and ex-con trying to clean up his act. Some mysterious informant has chosen him to act as the go-between with Agent Jefferson. It’s a precarious line Ken must walk because his life could be in danger if the cartels discover he’s working with Snap and the DEA. Neither man expects to fall in love while playing such a dangerous game. Yet Snap always trusts his gut and it’s telling him that loving Ken could be the best decision he’s ever made.
D'Marcus Jefferson, also known as 'Snap' is a DEA agent who knows how to trust his instincts. When he first sees Kenneth Santos he thinks the man is an addict and is disinclined to even talk to the man. But Kenneth had asked to speak to him specifically, even though they had never met before.
If you have read the first book in this series, you would understand why, when Snap first saw Kenneth he also rang his mate Mac and asked him to come down to the office and take a look at the young man for himself. Kenneth is the spitting image of Tanner, Mac's partner. But Tanner doesn't think he has any family. Anyhow, that is a sub-plot in the story but it helps create another interesting angle on the drug running operations.
Snap and Ken have an almost instant attraction, even though both of them know that nothing can come of it. Ken has given Snap and Mac information about two drug shipments and now the DEA plan to send Ken back into the cartel to learn more. Kenneth seems resigned to the fact that no matter what happens to him, he is going to end up dead. The man who set Ken up and sent him to Snap in the first place told him he would die if he didn't go through with the information drop. If the cartel find out that Ken has told the authorities then he will be killed by them. All in all, have a short life span kinda takes the romance out of anything.
Ken is in a serious situation and while he trusts Snap, he also knows that Snap will insist that he has to do his job.
So he does. This is not a pretty story - all lovey-dovey and roses. Snap and Ken can't stay away from each other but with Ken working as a mule, and for the DEA their time together is always rushed and as unsatisfying for the reader as it is for the two men involved. Tanner and Mac make for some interesting reading and as I had read the first book in the series I was glad to see that the two men were as committed to each other as ever.
This book can be read as a standalone, but honestly you would understand more about the drug running operations and cases that Snap and Mac are working on, if you have read the previous book. Snap and Ken do get their HEA but it wasn't as believable as the one between Mac and his partner Tanner (in book one) but that is probably because in a lot of this book the two MCs are apart. This is still a thrilling read and if you like a strong storyline along with your romance then I definitely recommend this book.
There is beauty in every kind of love, so why not live a life without boundaries? Experiencing everything the world offers fascinates me and writing about the things that make each of us unique is how I share those insights. I live in the Midwest with a wonderful partner of thirteen years. When not writing, I’m watching movies, reading and living life to the fullest.