Avery Hextall, a junior architect at a prestigious firm, is thrilled when his design is chosen for a new performing-arts center—even if it means working closely with his insufferably uptight project manager, Malin Lacroix. When a chance encounter in the boss’s office proves that Lacroix is anything but cold, Avery is determined to learn more about the real man beneath the aloof veneer.
Despite their growing attraction and their increasingly kinky encounters, the enigmatic Malin remains as emotionally distant as ever. Worse, Avery’s friends are convinced Malin thinks of Avery as a dirty secret and nothing more—a secret that might destroy both of their careers.
But the real secret is a single moment in time that haunts Malin and keeps him from committing to the life he wants with Avery. In order to move on, Avery must help Malin come to terms with the tragedy in his past before they can work on building a future together.
I loved this book! This is a very dynamic and interesting story. I absolutely loved the main characters. They are not just simple men having a relationship that just magically works. With a high maintenance younger guy, and a cynical older man who also happens to be his boss.
I understand that no matter how hard you try someone is always their to shoot it down. But what Avery is missing is patients and experience. He also needs to understand that the world does not revolve around him.
Malin is calm and has a very dominant personality, He finds younger men at his company to be immature and quick to anger. When Avery storms in he learns about the man even though he is so excitable.
As the men learn more about each other, they find they are strongly attracted to each other. When anger is involved it is not hard to see how it moves in to a sexual relationship with the ups and downs that our main characters must work out with each other.
A story with real characters and real life! I will look for more books by Avon Gale!
Book – 5
Narrator – 5
Overall – 5