I swear to god I have some kind of weird ability to read books with a theme without being aware of it. Okay, I knew that Only in His Dreams was I/R (the cover makes it obvious) but had no clue about Night Shift and read them back to back. It was like the psycho ex theme, totally oblivious to it until after I was done. Maybe I can wangle this amazing talent into some extra money somehow. Not sure how but you never know.
Night Shift by Jenna Byrnes (62 pages)
A serial killer is picking off drug dealers and Ryder (another book where they go by last names) and his team are having no luck. Stone is a hotshot up and coming AA detective brought in to lead a task force. Ryder isn't thrilled and he and Stone get off to a rocky start but within hours are fucking each other's brains out. So they work together while sleeping together and arrest a suspect that Stone is sure is guilty. Ryder knows something is hinky and his snitches offer him some info that supports this. As well, Stone has big aspirations and as no desire to be an out and proud cop like Ryder is. Seems Ryder was right about a conspiracy and Ryder's snitches manage to help them catch the real killer at great risk. My biggest complaint is this book moved really fast. They meet at 2:00 pm and are in bed by 6:30. Whoa. I also wanted more info about the murder case because I didn't really understand it all and why the killer and his henchmen did it, but it was only 60 pages so I guess you can only fit so much in. But it was an okay story about two cops working together. Oh and yes, both guys on the cover are white, but that cover is used for tons of books at that publishers.
Only in His Dreams by Shawn Lane (68 pages)
Darrel, an accountant, has been crushing on his boss Travis, a partner at the law firm since he started but figures he'd have no chance. Finally, one fateful night due to a broken down car they spend some time together and with the help of the machinations of Trevor's flamingly gay secretary they start a relationship. Everything is going great for a few weeks when they go for dinner with Darrel's Mom. She is not thrilled her son is gay but is really put off that Travis is white. Travis is then worried about coming between Darrel and his family. It was a cute story about two guys who both thought the other wouldn't be interested and the only thing that annoyed me was Travis' reaction to Darrel's Mom. He was a high powered lawyer, in his 30's, and yet he acted like a teenager who'd been warned off by a vengeful Dad with a shot gun. He didn't even try to talk to Darrel about it until he forced the issue, but until that I thought it was a sweet story about the guys. I'd be curious if Travis' secretary Barnaby and his law partner Nathan get a story as they were dancing around that one.
I have two days of training coming up Monday and Tuesday so I won't be around the net much since I won't have computer access except for my phone which doesn't work for most blogs. Sigh. I'll be seeing little pink computer mice climbing the walls I'll be in such severe withdrawal. :-)
Hope everyone is having a great weekend.