Overcoming past hurts and letting love back in sometimes means reinventing everything about yourself, and sometimes means loving who you already are despite the jagged edges.
Rikki’s past is ugly, painful and full of blood. Simon is getting over a lover who only saw him for his uses, but had no use for his heart. From the outside, they seem like a disaster waiting to happen.
From the moment Simon moves into the same house, they seem to be exactly what the other needs. Except for one small detail. Simon has never been—or wanted to be—the one in charge in the bedroom. And Rikki doesn’t trust himself to keep Simon safe. So when Simon demands independence in all other things, Rikki is sure he’ll have to accept a life of solitude and hold himself inside his cold shell.
Meanwhile, as Simon waits for Rikki to bring the heat, his old lover is still hoping to use him one more time. Rikki is going to have to trust his instincts—and all the deadly skills he’s grown to loathe and fear—to keep his Simon safe.
Reader Advisory: This book contains mentions of past abuse, child prostitution and violence.
Today is the day! I’m excited about this book, because both Simon and Rikki have hovered on the edges of these stories, bearing the brunt of other people’s uses and callousness, and it was time to make them happy. And they are, even if their story feels a bit raw and unfinished.
Readers will find this story a challenge, and will want more closure for them, and that will happen. There’s one book left in the series. But for these two, it’s only fair they get to help end the crisis that has been brewing throughout the series, since they took on so much of the collateral damage up to now. It’s their time to be strong and be the heroes.
If you want to enter a contest to win some of the earlier books in the series, visit Kim Fielding’s blog today to January 19, comment, and I will draw a winner for Hotwired Heart and Finder’s Keepers.