Angel Loveday has spent years trying to live down the time he spent as an icon for soft sex films in the 80s. Now he has someone who’s getting more and more determined to make his life and that of his son Oliver into a living hell. The only bright spot is Detective Billy Sharpe who comes to his rescue as a man and as a cop.
G.A. Hauser has done it again. This story of two men in love is powerful and well done. The dialogue, the scenes, the life of a bookstore owner, the sociopathic personality pursuing Angel are so well painted as to get the reader involved right away and keep us involved right up to the last sentence.
The characterization of Angel, his life as a stud in films, doing drugs, breaking up with his family, contrasts so well with his life now. He’s been celibate for ten years, raising his son. He’s been trying to put his former life behind him as so many of us who were wild children in our teens have had to do.
The author also paints Billy as a perfect counterpart to Angel. In his own way he helps Oliver cope with all the new things he has to deal with as his picture of his dad is skewed by too much information.
All of the secondary characters are well done. Summer who helps him run the bookstore, Len one of Oliver’s better friends, the cops Billy works with, all add another dimension to the realities of the story.