Released March 11, 2013
Published by Riptide Publishing
For Review from NetGalley
Nick. *sigh* I was really, really hoping to see more of him after his brief appearance in Market Garden #2, Take It Off, and I got my wish. He’s every bit as intense and dominant as I imagined him to be when dealing with his clients. At times I was afraid I might not like him, because he manages to remain distant even in situations that are so intimate. I guess that’s all part of the job.
Spencer is new on the Market Garden scene, introduced through Percy who’s a regular. (Can I tell you how much I fangirled over Percy’s crossover from Amy Lane & Aleksandr Voinov’s City Mouse? SO AWESOME! You can see our review of City Mouse here.) Spencer seems to be your typical overworked lawyer just making it through life day by day. I liked his character, because he’s neither arrogant nor overly confident. In fact he’s hesitant about Market Garden, but curiosity wins and he goes. I appreciated how Spencer seemed unsure of the extent of his own needs, and, with Nick’s help, I really enjoyed watching him discover them.
The build in intensity between the two was palpable, and I ached for Spencer at times as Nick insisted on keeping a professional distance. It was obvious what was happening, and the emotional denial was heartbreaking. Spencer was willing to take whatever he could get from Nick while Nick began to show a little more vulnerability. The slight role reversal was really satisfying; all the angst and heartache made their reunion and declarations that much sweeter. I’m really hoping the two can figure out a way to make things work. In the very least, I hope they can entertain us trying.
RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!