For paramedic Adam Carson, his world is lights and sirens and saving lives. Pressures at work keep him firmly in the closet, and life is too busy to contend with the complications that come with dating and relationships. When a familiar face from his past turns up where he least expects it, Adam starts to question whether or not there is room in his life for those complications.
The last person forensic pathologist Sam McKenna expects to see at pub night is Adam, the guy who made his life hell in high school. The attraction is instant, but Adam isn’t gay and Sam has no interest in pursuing him. Still, the leftover animosity from their teenage years isn’t enough to extinguish the lust growing between them. After both are called to the scene of a horrific murder, Adam admits he’s not as straight as he led Sam to believe and they seek comfort and distraction in each other’s arms. One night becomes many as the murder investigation intensifies, but when Adam is faced with losing Sam, he is forced to make a choice: to break his silence, or to give up everything for the job he loves.
Cate Ashwood is one of those authors I listen to, and not read. And I just devour all of her audio books.
This one, so many amaze great points.
Adam, because of convo he’s overheard and had the displeasure of being a part of over the years he knows first hand if he announces he’s true sexuality he will be, at the least kicked off the team he works for. So he’s kept to back alley, bathroom quick meets. But it’s becoming too much.
Sam, had a really hard child, young adulthood. And part of that was Adam’s fault. So when he first see’s Adam he freaks, then finds Adam it’s what he pretending to be, is pissed.
These two are magic. They want don’t want, hide refuse to hide. All in the middle of solving a case that has them and the family wrapped up in one big ball of tension.
You can feel it coming over the speakers, the needing, the wanting, the unforgivable.
The narrator does an amazing job capturing not only the moods of Sam and Adam but the brother and the other players.