Publication date: May 7th 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
With the help of their ball-busting daughter, some questionable morals, and an important job to get done, Casey and Boone will steal you away to the grit and glitz of Las Vegas in this fast-paced romance.
I’m not supposed to do this job without Boone.
We may not share genes, but it’s been us against the world since his mom took me in as a toddler. The rowdy O’Sullivan boys who raised all the hell that Vegas could handle. Not that all my memories are wild and make my heart race. After all, I realized I was in love with the bastard at some point, so there’s been plenty of pathetic yearning and jealousy too.
Even so, it’s been him and me. Brothers, partners in crime, and, for the past six years, co-parents to an amazing little girl. But that’s another story. Right now, I gotta focus on the job our cousin gave us, and I need Boone by my side.
The problem is we haven’t really been on speaking terms for four years now.
This story takes place in Cara Dee’s Camassia Cove Universe, a fictional town where all books stand on their own, unless otherwise stated, and the reader can jump in wherever they want.
My phone rang in my pocket, and I was surprised to see my cousin’s number. We hadn’t talked in a while. “Darius, how the fuck are you?” I smiled. We didn’t share genes either; he was Boone’s biological cousin, but we came from families that picked up strays left and right. I’d once been a stray, just like Ace.
“I’m good, kid. All good,” he answered. “How’s Vegas?”
“Hot.” I eyed a guy walking past. “What can I do for you, cuz?”
“I have a job for you and Boone,” he told me. “Willow’s gonna send you all the information you need.” That would be his tech-savvy little sister. “Pretty straightforward—recon work, virtually no pay.”
I grinned. “My favorite kind. How’d you know?”
He chuckled. “When push comes to shove, it’s more of a favor, but there will be plenty of opportunities for you and Boone to collect a reward from our target.”
Color me intrigued. I knew Darius used to be a private military contractor, but he must’ve taken a break from retirement if he was calling me about a job.
“You can count me in,” I said. I trusted him, and I was always on the lookout for my next job. “Boone’s another matter. We haven’t been on speaking terms for the past four years.”
“Why the fuck not?” Darius demanded. “Shit was good when we saw each other last year.”
No—far from it. “We’re good at pretending when we have to, I guess.” I hated thinking about it. I hated being reminded of it. “I don’t wanna get into the details,” I said. “Long-ass story.”
“So we’ll save it for another time,” Darius said. “But you better patch shit up with him, kid, because I need you both on this. You’ll hear from Willow tonight.”
I’m often awkwardly silent or, if the topic interests me, a chronic rambler. In other words, I can discuss writing forever and ever. Fiction, in particular. The love story—while a huge draw and constantly present—is secondary for me, because there’s so much more to writing romance fiction than just making two (or more) people fall in love and have hot sex.
There’s a world to build, characters to develop, interests to create, and a topic or two to research thoroughly.
Every book is a challenge for me, an opportunity to learn something new, and a puzzle to piece together. I want my characters to come to life, and the only way I know to do that is to give them substance—passions, history, goals, quirks, and strong opinions—and to let them evolve.
I want my men and women to be relatable. That means allowing room for everyday problems and, for lack of a better word, flaws. My characters will never be perfect.
Wait…this was supposed to be about me, not my writing.
I’m a writey person who loves to write. Always wanderlusting, twitterpating, kinking, cooking, baking, and geeking. There’s time for hockey and family, too. But mostly, I just love to write.
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looks like a good story and thanks for the contest
Victoria alexander says
Love the cover!!
Bea LaRocca says
I like the cover, synopsis and excerpt, this sounds like a good read. Thank you for sharing the book and author details
Marcy Meyer says
The cover looks great. Sounds really good.
Deborah D says
How long was the writing process?
Angelica Dimeo says
This book sounds good
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Absolutely Love the cover!
Rita Wray says
Sounds like a great read.
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Sounds like a good read.
Ellen Stafford says
The cover looks great!
Cathy French says
I enjoy fast paced reads and am looking forward to this one.
Susan Smith says
Sounds great, I like the excerpt and the cover.
Margaret Smith says
Congratulations on the book release. Sounds like a wonderful romance story.
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Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading the book.
Joy Avery says
Love this author’s books!
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Cool cover, sounds like a great read!
Ann Fantom says
This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.
wendy hutton says
sounds like a wonderful book, thanks
David Hollingsworth says
What inspire you to write this book?
Jamie Martin says
any advice for new writers?
Latifa Morrisette says
Sounds like a good read.
Glenda M says
This sounds good
Deb Pelletier says
nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.
sounds like a good read with intriguing characters. The cover is busy but I love it!
Karen H says
Sounds like a good story
Terri Shaw says
This sounds like a great read.
Barbara Montag says
I like the title subject and cover for this book.
Thank you for sharing the review.
paige chandler says
Looks like a very sexy book. oooh la la
Cynthia C says
The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.
Antoinette M says
Thanks for the excerpt. Sounds like a great story!
I am always interested in learning about new books that I might want to read.
Cara Dee always delivers in heartwarming (if not heartwrenching too) stories =D This was no exception!
Heather McColgan says
The cover looks epic and the synopsis too. Its next on my to read pile of books. I’m looking forward to read it.
Cindy Merrill says
The story is a bit far fetched- how is it possible ; wouldn’t the legal system be against them?
This sounds really good. I do like action-packed m/m romance!
Rick Mace says
Sound like a good read
Sandra Dufoe says
Love this series can’t wait to read this one too. Love the cover.
It looks like a good read.
BILL HOFF says
Looking forward to reading this
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When it comes to red-hot romance, this one is like the Brawny man plus Nike! It gets the JOB DONE and makes you want to go back for more!