Sunday, September 19, 2010

Stone Canyon

Title: Stone Canyon
Author: AKM Miles
Publisher: MLR Press
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ISBN: 978-1-60820-194-5
Genre: {M/M} Suspense
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Rancher Micah Stone is on a mission to discover who murdered his adoptive mother. A letter from his mother, delivered by her lawyer, instructs Micah to contact Private Detective Able Kenton. Together, Micah and Able set out to find who killed Micah's mother and why.

Stone Canyon is a well-written, well-paced mystery, interwoven with romance. The setting is Oklahoma. The characters are detailed as well as convincing. The storyline is about greed, along with corporate takeover. Micah was saved from a life on the streets when he was offered a job on the ranch as teenager. One year later, Micah was adopted by the loving couple who owned Stone Canyon ranch. Micah grew up to be a compassionate man who extends kindness to others by offering honest down-on-their-luck men a place to start over. The men are happy to have a second chance and show their gratitude by working hard, as well as respecting Micah as a good friend. Able is also a compassionate man who is surrounded by a supportive family. Upon first meeting, there is a definite attraction between Micah and Able. The two men share harmonizing personality traits, which enhances their lovemaking. The secondary characters add humor. Micah has a male housekeeper who seldom steps foot outside the house and Able, who lives in Oklahoma City, has a huge dog that is better than any alarm system. The talented AKM Miles has created an impressive saga that I enjoyed immensely.

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