All right. This is more a suspense thriller than a romance. But even if I'm not fond of suspense thriller I like this one because I feel a woman’s hand on it. It's about a serial killer and you have sadly plenty of victims, but the author doesn't indulge on it. Dave is a black cop of the Seattle Police Department.
He is a tough guy but he has an heart. And heart which suffers when he has to witness to the victim, but he also manages to be professional. So he is noticed by Robbie, the FBI Agent who has the mission to hunt the serial killer.r>
Robbie is a "psychic" for the FBI, but really he has only a good observance spirit and intuition. And so he from the start unveil Dave's little secret: he is gay, but he is not out, because he fears the judge of people, co-workers, family and friends. Robbie is up to have a sexual relationship with Dave, without string attachment. And not because he has the hots for every hunky man he meets, but because Dave is a good man and a good cop.
It's not his battle to push Dave to coming out, not when he will be far from Seattle once the case is over. Dave and Robbie are both strong characters with "heart". They are not the usual invincible cops, who hunt the bad and get the girl. They are human, and like human they can't prevent the feelings blossoming between them. In a world of dirty and evil, they can hope for an happily ever after together.
In this book, Hauser has left behind her usual pretty characters and the glittering world of models and actors. In this book nothing glitters, if not a pure and simple feeling between Dave and Robbie: a love feeling so natural and quite, but so strong to be able to win the main scene in front of the suspense plot.
I think this can be an M/M novel that can appeal to a wide audience, because it is not only about love and sex between two men, but sure can appeal to who loves to read about it.