Steve Miller is a former LAPD officer who has turned his street smarts into a career in the advertising business. Working long hours and difficult accounts he thinks he’s all set to land a big account when one of his fellow employees retires. Then Mark Richfield enters the picture. A newcomer who comes in and using his charms and his connections overseas to maneuver into competition for the account, Mark is used to getting what he wants and he wants that account. When the two are forced together during a team building retreat, the anger between the two builds until it overflows in ways that neither man expected. After all, the line between love and hate is a fine one and Steve and Mark are finding out just how fine that line can be.
I had a hard time believing that two such different characters could make a go at a relationship but G.A. Hauser managed to convince me that it could happen. Steve is a retired LAPD officer who is now working as an executive at an ad agency. He is filled with anger and is very volatile when things don’t go exactly as he thinks they should. He really is a hard character to like in the beginning. Mark is a newcomer to the firm but is in position to take a big account that Steve has been working years towards getting. Mark is a charismatic man who seems to be happy and enjoys being the center of attention, which is really just a cover to hide an insecure man who uses his charm to deflect attention away from his insecurities about his sexuality. Once their relationship got started Ms. Hauser allows us a glimpse inside what drives each man and we discover that they really aren’t so different after all. By the end I loved both characters and only a truly talented author could turn two disagreeable men into such sexy, sensual men.