Detective Gabriel Ashby has never looked twice at another man, yet the criminal across from him, the man he’s interrogating, isn’t like any other. Gabe can’t deal with the sudden, intense need he has for one of NYPD’s Most Wanted. Everyone close to Angelo Pagan ends up dead, with the smug gang leader standing amid the rubble. Gabe would love nothing more than to bust Angelo’s ass and lock him up. So why is he seeing the bastard in his dreams at night?
Angelo Pagan knows attraction to Gabe is suicide. He’s resolute to ignore the chemistry…until a police raid goes wrong. He critically injures Gabe, changing the trajectory of both their lives. Now the two can’t get close enough. They settle into a forbidden affair threatened by lies and betrayal, living on different sides of the law with no way of breaching the gap between them. With the authorities looking to make an example of Angelo, Gabe has to decide if it’s really worth it to hate the sin but love the sinner.
I just had to read this after reading the author’s blurb. I thoroughly enjoyed the read, I loved it. A well-defined story from beginning to end with very engaging characters I won’t forget. The relationship is very unusual but these two men click in a believable pairing that is seriously hot. Their love for each other is what drives the story despite the differences between them. The romance is so well written given the circumstances of their association. You forget this was Gabriel’s first time at the rodeo. There are some gritty and brutal scenes that coincide with Angelo’s lifestyle. Aside from that element, it’s all about the great connection between Angelo and Gabriel. It’s passionate, sexy and tender too. The supporting characters added the last few ingredients to this tasty fare. I’m hoping Kane, Gabriel’s brother, gets his own story. He deserves it. This one is a definite recommend from me.