Writing crime novels catapulted Memphis native Silas Cooper to fame and fortune, but when his words backfire and he becomes trapped in what could be one of his books, he needs a hero of his own.
Silas’s publicist insists he hire a personal assistant, and Silas chooses Scott Kramer. But before Scott starts, he already has a round of steamy phone sex to hold over Silas’s head, and his interest in his boss isn’t decreasing.
Benjamin Logan joined the Army to see the world, and while deployed he read every one of Silas’s books. With his military career over, Ben is back in Memphis working for the police department—and attempting a deeply closeted relationship with fellow cop Morgan Brown.
Over coffee, Silas and Ben become friends who support each other as relationships fall apart, and the attraction between them slowly emerges. When a dangerous stalker threatens Silas, it’s up to Ben to stop him.
Dearly Stalked by Allison Cassatta is a contemporary romantic suspense novel. Author Silas Cooper makes the mistake of his life when he mixes business with pleasure when he hires an assistant who turns threatening. Luckily, Officer Ben Logan is a long-time fan of Silas, who soon becomes his friend, and hopefully more – if they both survive it.
Dearly Stalked is packed with action – so much so that it teeters between exciting and tiresome. Ben is the most captivating character in the novel. He was what kept me invested in the story. Silas came across as lacking in the street smarts you would expect of a thriller writer. Why didn’t he see the trouble with Scott from the beginning (or close to it)? Also, Ben and Silas took a long time to get together, so it dampened the romantic appeal for me. However, I really enjoyed Cassatta’s fast-paced writing style, and would love to read her next book.