Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Rookie Move by Sam B. Morgan

Title: Rookie Move
Author: Sam B. Morgan
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: -
Main Characters: Mike and Nate
Release Date: October 2012
Publisher: Loose ID
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Fifteen years with the Los Angeles Police Department, Mike Graham is a seasoned cop and a damn good training officer. On the brutal streets of LA, he's witnessed every type of crime and taught countless rookies how to survive while they protect and serve. Nothing surprises him anymore. That is, until he meets Nathan York.

Nathan York shouldn't be a cop. With his Beverly Hills background and pretty boy good looks, he's fit for the land of movie stars and nose jobs. Too bad being LAPD is all he's ever wanted. No longer a rookie, he thinks he's ready for anything, even if the next challenge is working with his hard-assed yet magnetic ex-training officer.

Partners on the job, Mike and Nate both struggle with an attraction that has no place in their world. Their explosive chemistry reaches a point it cannot be ignored, but the same chemistry that consumes them could destroy the very thing that binds them together.

My Review:
hmm, I did enjoy this book. I have a couple of things that I really enjoy in m/m and one is when one of the characters "discovers" that he's gay. This book most definitely had that with Nate's character. It also had the added benefit that both these guys are cops and partners so there was all kinds of intense things happening between them both on and off the job. 

Mike and Nate have been partners for a year. Mike trained Nate as a rookie and kept him on because he was a good cop, but the past few months Mike has had fantasies about Nate. Even though Mike is gay, he's deeply in the closet as a cop and has never had an issue separating his sexual life from his professional life and he's certainly never thought that way about a partner. Not a good thing for either staying in the closet or keeping him and his partner safe because it's becoming a distraction.

For his part, Nate is clueless. He's in a relationship, a rocky one, with a girl. He's straight and as far as he knows his partner is too. But as tensions rise sexually and on the job, emotions overflow and the guys share a kiss...a hot, sizzling one! I ADORE this type of story line!!! And slight spoiler here...don't worry if you're like me and hate cheating in books...things break off between Nate and the girl before things really begin to happen between him and Mike. 

There are all kinds of roadblocks for these guys. First off, is that Nate has to come to terms with this idea. But almost as difficult is for Mike to agree to get involved with someone who he works with and is quite a bit younger than him. There's definitely more at risk here than just his heart. 

I liked the way that the story is written and unfolded. There are things happening to the guys as cops that create more tension and eventual honesty between the two. I thought those were great story twists to make the relationship even more believable. 

It was a good book. The author writes some really sizzling scenes, but the emotions are there behind them to make them even more. This is the second book I've read by this author and I will definitely be on the look-out for more with his name on them.

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