PENT UP: Mix business with pleasure and take cover.
Ruben Oso moves to Manhattan to start his life over as a low-rent bodyguard and stumbles into a gig in a swanky Park Avenue penthouse. What begins as executive protection turns personal working for a debonair zillionaire who makes Ruben question everything about himself.
Watching over financial hotshot Andy Bauer puts Ruben in an impossible position. He knows zero about shady trading and his cocky boss lives barricaded in a glass tower with wall-to-wall secrets and hot-and-cold-running paranoia. Can the danger be real? Is Andy for real?
What’s a bullet catcher to do? Ruben knows his emotions are out of control even as he races to untangle a high-priced conspiracy and his crazy feelings before somebody gets dead. If his suspicions are right, Andy will pay a price neither can afford, and Ruben may discover there’s no way to guard a heart.
Been a long time since I have read a Damon Suede book, I forgot how disjointed they are. And it’s not from editing, it’s just his style. Abrupt ends to sentences, and thoughts thrown in after a sentence. But not hyphenated so if your not aware or you’re unsure it’s a mental thing.
But with all that being said, he pulls out another amazing story, unique in its tale, and of course full of twists and turns. Hard to categorize this one, GFY, possibly? Both men, in there forties and 100 percent het. Never looked at another man, never had best buddy touches, in high school, or drunk buddy BJ’s. But they find they want to protect, love, trust, and be with one another. Period. Love is love, right?
Rube, just coming off a divorce, drinking problem and a serious low self esteem issue, as he heads to NYC to start over. First day on the job with his brother company he lands a whale of a client and what he thinks is an easy few weeks of baby sitting a nut case.
Andy, is a man of many secrets. Most of which you don’t want to know. Including what he really does and whom he has pissed off.
Together Andy and Rube are this mess of opposites that seems to have jived together and work. As Rube tries to save Andy from… Andy. Andy tries to convene Rube its too late and honestly he doesn’t want it.
The dance they play while Rube figures out himself and all the things going on around him while Andy just sits back and watches, and then every once and again helps confuse him more is priceless.
All the while they stop a band of angry men from killing them.
The battle between good and bad is an interesting twist, because for once I’m not sure which side to pick. Andy is not a nice person on paper but circumstances has made him that way so you get it. Rube, is a loyal puppy dog and will fight to the bitter end to save him.
The brother, brother’s flavor of the week and even the AA sponsor all play important roles so don’t like any of them have little parts and mean nothing. We get a HEA, ending but I could see where we could possibly get more from these two.