Thursday, June 28, 2012

Shacked Up

Title: Shacked Up
Author: Hank Edwards
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-61118-844-8
Genre: {M/M} Suspense Sequel
Rating: 4 Nymphs  
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx   

FBI Special Agent Aaron Pearce is having doubts about asking Mark Beecher to move in with him. When Aaron was assigned to protect Mark, who was a key witness in a high profile case, the two men formed a bond. Now with Aaron’s work issues and Mark’s paranoia, the bond is in danger of breaking. 

Shacked Up is the sequel to Holed Up. In this installment, the focus is on the emotions of Aaron and Mark’s interaction with each other as roommates. The characters are believable with realistic inner-turmoil. Also included in the plot is an intriguing espionage in progress. Aaron lives to infuriate his boss and co-workers, which only serves to delay his return to doing field work. Aaron’s excellent work record is the only thing that keeps him from being fired. But Aaron hates being a desk jockey. Having a shielded personality also makes it difficult for Aaron to share living space with Mark. Aaron has never shared his apartment with anyone before and almost resents Mark’s things taking up even the smallest space in Aaron’s domain. Mark is aware of Aaron’s territorial personality, in fact Mark feels like an intruder living in Aaron’s apartment. Caught in the crosshairs of danger finally shocks Aaron and Mark out of their emotional limbo. 

Hank Edwards has created a superb heartwarming romantic suspense that I enjoyed immensely.

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