Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Current Between Us by Kindle Alexander

Title: The Current Between Us
Author: Kindle Alexander
My RatingA

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m) 
Series: -
Main Characters: Gage and Trent
Release Date: June 2013
Publisher: -
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Gage Synclair, international, hard-hitting investigative photojournalist, is preparing for the final special report of his career…a story of deception and murder six long years in the making. And after ten years in some of the worst parts of the world, he’s ready to settle life down and open an art gallery in his hometown of Chicago. The only thing getting in his way, he needs to find a competent electrician to finish the job before his grand opening.

Trent Cooper, electrical contractor, is surprised by the last minute request for a fast-paced electrical remodel, wanting nothing more than to get his foot in the door with Layne Construction. Being gay in the construction industry isn’t easy, nor is being father to his two young adopted children. Trent keeps his life in separate zones to avoid a short circuit. But when the gallery owner propositions him on the first day, Trent can’t help but think his worlds are a little too close for comfort.

Will their high-voltage passion spark everlasting love or will their lives break the circuit between them forever?

My Review:
It's official....Kindle Alexander just went onto my auto-buy author list. Whoa! This book was SOOOO GOOD! And such a surprise. There was a twist in it that I sure didn't see coming. Wow!

This book is about Trent and Gage...two guys who couldn't be more different. Gage is a hugely famous photographic journalist who's about to break his final story and is preparing for retirement by opening up an art gallery. He's had a life of casual hook-ups....NEVER anything more than one night stands. 

Trent is an electrician. He owns his own business, but is a blue-collar guy....definitely doesn't live anywhere close to the same world as Gage. AND he doesn't even get casual hook-ups anymore. Four years ago, his sister died during childbirth leaving his niece and nephew as orphans and since then they've been his life. He's given everything about his gay lifestyle up to become their father and a good example for them. He keeps his lives very, family, and always coming in last on his priorities. When he meets Gage, he breaks his personal rules, needing just a bit of physical release, not even daring to hope for more.

What I loved about this book is how all-in Gage is from the very beginning, which is so against the way that he's ever been before. Gage immediately knows he wants it all with Trent, but Trent doesn't trust that. Not only does he have to protect his own heart, but he has two kids to watch out for on top of a business that they all rely on for their day-to-day ability to put food on the table and a roof over their heads. Everything about this scenario worked for me. My heart melted for Trent because absolutely, his kids come first. Seriously, how can you not love that about a guy? But even with that, his feelings for Gage are so incredibly honestly scares him. He's also dealing with the anniversary of his sister's death as he approaches his daughter's birthday in the book. Kindle Alexander did a brilliant job of showing the bittersweet contrast for all the characters in the book as they approach that date.

Then there's the whole twist to the book. Don't worry, I'm not going to spoil it. Somehow I knew something was coming, but OMG, I truly did not expect that. Wow! Incredible twist which created for some amazing suspense about how this is all going to turn out. 

I loved this book! Everything about it was just perfection...great characters, suprises, and the story...seriously, it was so sweet and romantic and just really good reading. And everything about the writing was fabulous. I love it when an author can totally immerse me into his/her world and she definitely does that here. Again I say, you will never see another Kindle Alexander book that doesn't grace my reading pile. She's my newest auto-buy author!!

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