21-year-old Trace is a very talented artist but he never lets anyone see his artwork. A hot cowboy named Luke moves into Mockingbird Place but Trace is not thrilled as he's not alone but with a pregnant girl. Now Trace feels he must let go of any attraction to the cowboy as he's obviously taken. Luke's friend Ava collapses and Trace comes to her rescue and soon finds out that things are not what he originally thought. Now that he knows the truth, Trace wonders if it's too late for something special with the cowboy?
Trace can't believe his luck as Luke is what he's always wanted as this cowboy is the first person to bring light into his dark life but he's afraid what Ava is to Luke. Luke is such a great guy the way he is ready to give up so much to make sure Ava has her baby without any drama. The real story was Trace dealing with his hurtful past and Luke trying to help Trace and show him the real meaning of love.
This novel has some dark moments but the author doesn't dwell on them or go into much detail as he just lets us know what these characters have dealt with in the past with flashbacks. I loved that Kris Cook brought back some secondary characters, some of the men from book one-The Marine in Unit A plus some new characters so that was some great reading. I give a lot of credit to Kris Cook for developing such complicated and damaged but loving characters such as Trace and Luke. The author quickly resolved the drama issues that arose with these men especially Trace. This was a beautifully written novel and I recommend it to everyone!!!
“Yes, I recommend the series. Smokin' hot and smart men who are not afraid to expose their feelings or get in touch with their emotional side. Well done, again, Mr. Cook! I look forward to the next book - impatiently!“ ~4 Star Review from Happily Ever Chapter
Though starting in straight erotic romance, Kris's total focus now is on gay romance. When asked why recently, his answer was "My muse finally came out of the closet. Isn't it about time? I’ve been out since I was twenty-five." A voracious reader, Kris loves many genres of fiction, but this writer's favorite books are romances that are edgy, sexy, with rich characters and unique challenges. Kris' influences include Anne Rice, JR Ward, Lexi Blake and Shayla Black. Last year, Kris married the love of his life Stephen.