Author ~ Jackie Keswick
Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press
Published ~ 5th April 2017
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Close friends and partners at FireWorks Security, Joel Weston and Kieran Ross know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They have each other’s backs, make a formidable team, and carefully ignore their volatile chemistry.
When Kieran struggles with the aftermath of an assignment gone wrong, Joel is there to help. When Joel is caught in an explosion, Kieran jumps into a burning marina to rescue the man who means so much to him. But they never discuss what’s closest to their hearts, not prepared to risk their friendship for the mere possibility of something more.
Faced with bombs, assassins, and old ghosts, Joel and Kieran must find out why they’re targets, who is coming after them, and—most of all—how each would feel if he lost the other. Should they continue as best friends, or is it time to take a leap of faith?
Freya’s Book Brief
FireWorks has nothing to do with gunpowder, but something potentially more explosive – security, kidnappings, and high-risk situations.
This story revolves around Kieran and Joel. Kieran joined the FireWorks team from the DEA. He left after an operation went wrong, where he lost his partner. Joel is the unit leader, former Army, and son of the owner. Since joining the team, Kieran and Joel had a rocky start, but have formed a tight unit partnership able to predict the movements of the other. Both harbour feelings for the other, but are scared that going that route would spoil what they already have.
While out for a meal, they unexpectedly get involved in a kidnapping. After some intense action and drama, they thwart the perp, but Joel ends up in the hospital. The situation not only brings their feelings to the fore, but they also find themselves part of something bigger that rakes up past memories.
The author keeps the focus of this story on Kieran and Joel, but primarily Kieran, who has a wonderfully curious mind and can’t sleep when there’s a puzzle to be solved.
What I was treated to was drama involving, bombs, bullets, drugs, bad guys, assassins, and some relationship clarification. I found this story entertaining and engaging, but I also believe the author could have gone a bit further with the drama in places. Some of it ended a little quick for my tastes. There again, I am an adrenaline junkie when it comes to drama in my reading. Leap Of Faith is a fast moving story with some interesting alpha males, and the potential for more books involving the team.