Welcome back to Carlisle. This time we have two new characters, Dwayne and Robin, with very diverse paths that happen to cross at a dance club. Robin is there to earn some money in a not so legal way, and Dwayne is a cop who recognizes immediately what the younger man is up to.
When he discovers that the young man has lost his home via a scam artist, he promptly moves Robin in with him, and things take off from there. Storyline-wise, it’s the standard sweet versus prickly characters finding their way to each other through hardships.
The characters are fairly well fleshed out. The dialogue is witty, and I love seeing some of the other characters from previous books, especially the connection with Terry and Red facing the realities of stardom. The interconnection of stories is always a plus for me. There is a suspense aspect to the story that is fairly obvious from the start, but one piece of it definitely surprised me, and I was glad of it.
Unfortunately, the book went a bit further in belief suspension than I could manage. There is simply too much happening too quickly for me to buy into it. Insta-lust I can handle, but adding the child of the dead sister and the insta-love/family acceptance/turn your world upside down for a brand new relationship was simply too far out. Then there is the minimal attraction between the characters. I never particularly felt that they had the steam that this series is known for.
The sixth book in what has so far been a great series lacked something. It just didn’t hit me the way the others have. I’m rating this at 3 stars. It’s an okay read, it just didn’t resonate with me as much as his other books. Remember, though, your mileage may vary.
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