Confessions: Cattle Valley #25 by Carol Lynne
Confessions: Cattle Valley #25
By Carol Lynne
In this book Luke Hatcher has pretty much given up on love, he had a very bad highly published break up a few years ago. But a couple months ago he ran into Priest and had a quick good time with him before he left town again. Now he can’t get the 7’ black man out of his thoughts, even though they had never kissed.
James ‘Priest’ Evans in contracted government mercenary assassin for higher; he works for a highly classified government agency. After the encounter with Luke in his car he can’t seem to get the smaller tattooed man out of his thoughts. This has never happened to him in his life, his job demands that he be on his ‘A’ game at all times, and any connections he has with other people puts them at risk. So, why is buying a fixer upper house outside of Cattle Valley, WY? He has never owned anything; it does not go with his life style. He takes a contract – ego and a desire for the money – makes him not check out all the players in the contract. Now, he hasn’t got his money, and his handler is demanding he comes in. Priest is afraid he has killed the wrong person, an innocent.
He takes Luke away for awhile, since his back in Cattle Valley; Luke is now his greatest weakness. After a couple days he realizes he is falling for the younger man, and sends him back to Cattle Valley while he tries to uncover what is going on and who is trying to kill him. The plan backfires when he gets a call from his handler that Luke is now ‘under his protection’ and he wants the files on the last job. Now Priest must figure a way to get Luke back safely, a way to get out of the agency, and a way to keep Luke for his own… the only person he has ever wanted to keep past one night in his bed.
The energy between these two characters is HOT! And together they are very HOT! The care that once tapped in the Alpha Priest is funny and frustrating to watch at the same time. I loved the interactions between these two characters and the way each of them grows. It was nice being back in Cattle Valley, WY; I always love visiting there, the same characters reacting in a predicable way and everyone so protective of each other. It will be a good home Priest. I give this book a 5 start rating and encourage anyone that loves m/m, Carol Lynne or that has ever visited Cattle Valley to come back.