Author ~ Jason Huffman-Black
Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press
Published ~ 20 June 2016
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
Two-time ex-con Camden Sanders has decided that Hog Mountain—an isolated community on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia—is the perfect place to continue running small scams without the threat of more prison time. But there are a few problems with this plan. One is the neighborly citizens of Hog Mountain thwarting his dirty dealings at every turn with their kindness. Another is Jackson Rhodes, a closeted Hog Mountain police officer who can see right through Cam’s good ol’ boy act and plans to catch him red-handed despite the attraction they both can feel. But the biggest problem of all is that Cam’s past is threatening to catch up with him, and it could mean trouble for more than just himself.
Cristopher’s Book Brief
To say that I'm not crazy with how the story was written, yet ended up liking it as a whole speaks a lot about how interesting the plot was for me. If one would be willing to look past the vanilla type, fast pacing style of writing (nothing’s wrong with it, guess it just didn't rub me right?) then this one I think is a good read.
Snakes Among Sweet Flowers follows the story of a filthy, devious, douche of a scammer, but sexy as hell tattooed guy named Camden Sanders. Oh, and he's also a two time ex-convict. He wants to escape his past and start anew in a place where he could easily make money by milking/scamming people. Hog Mountain was the perfect spot, where people are loving, sweet trusting and oh so neighborly.
But devouring the small town isn't an easy task as he thought it would be as the people showed him warmth, undeserved kindness and acceptance. It doesn't help when the town's golden boy police officer Jackson Rhodes crosses his path. Jackson sees through his façade and is determined to put him where he truly belongs. Amidst all the troubles, the two find themselves drawn together despite hating each other's guts and Cam found himself liking the town and its people more and more.
Just when everything for the first time in Cam's life was working fine, the past started to haunt him, threatening to destroy the paradise he made himself believe he's somehow a part of. He should've known, where there's a snake there’s danger.
There were definitely hits and misses for me, but what I liked most is how the story made me see that people can change from the bad ways they’ve grown accustomed to. Chance, support and love is all they need.