Author ~ Kindle Alexander
Publisher ~ Kindle Alexander LLC
Published ~ 12 January 2016
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
Honor, integrity, and loyalty are how Deputy US Marshal Kreed Sinacola lives his life. A former SEAL now employed by the Special Operations Group of the US Marshal Service, Kreed spent most of his life working covert operations and avoiding relationships. Never one to mix business with pleasure, his boundaries blur and his convictions are put to the test when he finally comes face-to-face with the hot computer geek he’s been partnered with. Hell-bent on closing the ongoing case for his longtime friend, he pushes past his own limits and uncovers more than he expects.
Aaron Stuart strives for one thing: justice. Young and full of idealism, his highly sought after computer skills land him a position with the National Security Agency. Aaron’s biggest hazard at his job is cramped fingers, but all that changes when he is drawn into the middle of a dangerous federal investigation. Aaron gets more than he bargained for when the FBI partners him with a handsome and tempting deputy US marshal. His attraction to the inked up, dark-haired man provides another kind of threat altogether. Aaron tries desperately to place a firewall around his heart and fight his developing feelings, knowing one misstep on his part could ultimately destroy him.
The solution isn’t as easy as solving the case, which is treacherous enough as it is. But the growing sexual attraction between them threatens to derail more than just Kreed’s personal convictions as he quickly learns temptation and matters of the heart rarely fit easily into the rules he’s lived by. Will Kreed be able to convince Aaron to open his heart and face the fact that sometimes the answers aren’t always hidden in code?
Ever since Aaron shot down Kreed’s video conference come-ons in Full Disclosure (Nice Guys 2), you knew the sparks would eventually fly, and fly they do in Full Domain. Aaron still doesn’t make it easy for Kreed, but then again everything about Kreed makes it hard for Aaron. Aaron is hiding quite a bit underneath that computer geek persona and Kreed is determined to find out everything about the man, no matter how patient he has to be.
Full Domain picks up right where Full Disclosure ended after Aaron finds some information pertaining to the ongoing investigation of the group that has targeted Jace and Colt and Mitch and Cody. Aaron now finds himself unhappily dragged out from behind his computer screen and travelling to the FBI Washington D.C. offices, hoping to get in and get right back out and on with the important things in his life. What he finds however is the sexy Kreed Sinacola is not only going to be his partner, but they will be going out in the field. Kreed checks every one of Aaron’s boxes, but Aaron has bigger things going on and the last person he needs to be involved is Kreed. Kreed is determined and as the two work together and Aaron’s safety is put on the line, things get hotter than hot.
Kudos to the authors for making the cocky Kreed really have to work for Aaron’s affection. It isn’t until almost halfway through the book that the sexual tension is finally broken. I really enjoyed the buildup and the banter between the two men before they finally caved. Kreed fights his attraction as best he can, adamant about not mixing business with pleasure and holding off until the case is over, but we all know what so often happens to the best of intentions and when it happens you’ll find yourself looking for a way to cool down!
Once the investigation that has been running through the series is wrapped up the story continued as Kreed and Aaron decide to take some time off to get to know each other better. As the two men seclude themselves away, Kreed is determined to dig out the secrets he knows Aaron is hiding as much as he is determined to get Aaron to agree to continue their relationship now that the case is over. We learn a lot more about their lives, and Kreed’s brother’s death, but this is also the point where the book really slowed down for me. I found myself skimming through several sex scenes, while hoping to get more of a glimpse into Aaron’s past and what had driven him to take such a strong interest in social activism. While bits and pieces were dropped before the full story came out, I still felt that I was missing a bit of what made Aaron tick. There was also Aaron’s firm conviction that he could not walk away from what he was doing, when it turned out he really just could and he pretty much knew it all along. It was a bit of letdown after quite a bit of buildup.
Another high point of the story was the return of the other couples, but especially Mitch. His relationship with Kreed and Aaron is a driving force in both of their actions throughout the story, but when Mitch and Kreed get going with each other, whether it’s teasing, or giving unwanted advice, their friendship really shines. I also loved seeing a drunken Cody and Jace acting as referee to the three ring circus that erupts whenever they are all together.
Overall I really enjoyed the wrapping up of the series and Kreed and Aaron as a couple and I think followers of the series will be happy with the outcome. While this is officially the last book in the series, it’s not the last we’ll see of the “Nice Guys” which I’m sure will leave the many fans of these couples eagerly looking out for more of them in the future.