Thursday, October 27, 2011

Double Deuce

Title: Double Deuce
Author: KC Kendricks
Publisher: Amber Allure
ISBN: 978-1-61124-185-3
Genre: {M/M} Detective Mystery
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx   

Private investigator Ian Coulter is sitting at the bar of the Double Deuce checking out two sexy guys when one of them passed out on the floor.  Ian’s former cop instincts kick in and he springs into action.  After the emergency is taken care of, the other stranger, who turns out to be undercover agent Rick Mohr, offers to buy Ian a drink.  A short time later, while sharing sex along with information, Ian and Rick reveal a common interest in Amethyst Cove’s ongoing criminal activities.  

Double Deuce is an intriguing suspense, blended with humor, as well as a friends-with-benefits relationship.  The plot gives an impressive description of crime solving tools used to build a case for a trial conviction.  The characters are convincing.  Ian and Rick are both highly intelligent, with the ability to hide their reactions.  Ian is extremely computer savvy, which is crucial for working surveillance.  Ian is also a free spirit when it comes to relationships. He prefers sex without any emotional ties.  Rick is  following the money trail for the Treasury Department. Rick is on the rebound and still in love with his boyfriend of eleven years.  As the story unfolds, I got the impression there was a budding romantic connection between Ian and Rick.  However, the illusion is broken by a bittersweet ending. 

KC Kendricks has a distinctive writing style.  The characters are amusing and the plot is delightfully unexpected.  I fully enjoyed Double Deuce    


KC Kendricks said...

Thank you for all the kind words. I'm glad you liked the story. I don't want to give too much of the plan away, but there's more to come in Ian's story and Rick figures into it.

Chocolate Minx said...

Thank you, they are too good together to stay apart, I was not happy with Rick being wishy washy, I'll be watching for the next episode. *grin*