Opposites attract—but is that attraction enough to bring two strangers together?
Raphael Koenig is an assassin working for a covert outfit. He also uses alcohol to fend off terrifying nightmares. After completing one too many kills and dealing with one too many nightmares, he’s close to burning out. So, he takes a break—a two-week vacation in New Orleans.
Alden Durant lives and works in New Orleans. One afternoon he happens to see a sad, lonely looking man—Raphael. When they run into each other again, Alden offers to show him the city and they strike up a tentative friendship that leads to a casual sexual relationship that they are certain will end when Raphael’s vacation is over.
Raphael is called back early for another job, and both men believe they will never meet again. Then, fate steps in when Raphael is sent to New Orleans to take out a hired killer. He and Alden reconnect, but will they be able to handle the revelations that ensue? Or will those revelations drive them apart this time—permanently?
I love reading Edward Kendrick's stories! I love how Edward changes up his stories from sweet and loving to action and intrigue with a whole lotta sexy...In the blurb you read Opposites attract and holy heck in this story do they (I will not ruin it... but wow are these two opposites!) Raphael is tough as nails, smart and can get out of any situation but the only thing he cannot seem to control is his Nightmares, well he thinks he can with lots of alcohol but numbing his pain isn't the only answer as far as Alden a complete stranger that he meets when Raphael takes a much needed vacation to New Orleans is concerned. Alden is a compassionate, sweet and loving man who goes out of his comfort zone as soon as Raphael walks into his life, his world as he knows it turns up side down but in a good way....Wow! these too are hot together and perfect in so many ways...I loved how each brought so much to the relationship and loved how much they needed each other. I always wanted to visit New Orleans and the way Edward describes New Orleans I felt I have already been there...Edward sure knows how to tell a story. Another intriguing, mysterious and sexy story by Edward...Can't wait to read more...I'm hooked!!!! 5 stars
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About Edward Kendrick
Born and bred Cleveland, I earned a degree in technical theater, later switched to costuming and headed to NYC. Finally seeing the futility of trying to become rich and famous in the Big Apple, I joined VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), ending up in Chicago for three years. Then it was on to Denver where I put down roots and worked as a costume designer until just recently.
I began writing a few years ago after joining an online fanfic group. Two friends and I then started a group for writers where they may post any story they wish no matter the genre or content. Since then, for the last three years, I've been writing for publication. Most, but not all, of my work is m/m, either mildly erotic or purely 'romantic', and more often than not it involves a mystery or covert operations.
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