ON THE DOUBLE (GUARDIAN’S TALES 4)
When Camille volunteers for the youth outreach program in the small town of Prosperity little does she know that she has put herself in harm’s way. Sheriff Griffin, the program leader, and his son, Grant, lord over an empire of criminal activities ranging from – illegal drugs, robbery, murder, political corruption and pornography. In short order, Grant becomes Camille’s lover and introduces her to life as a recreational drug user. After Camille weathers a brutal beating by Grant’s disapproving Dad, she turns to her newly-widowed, fiery friend Jennifer for help. What can two downtrodden women do to rid a tortured town of its misogynistic Machiavellian sheriff and malevolent mayor? Plenty.
Fallen Kittie is a freelance writer and sociologist currently studying existentialism and supernatural folklore. Midway into her academic career, she started considering writing as a means to escape the miscellaneous monotonies of her syllabi.
Well, Ms Andrews has done it again! I loved her Amish books, so was eager to read this when it came out. I mean, Secret Service agent – what’s not to like? And I definitely wasn’t disappointed. Valor on the Move tells the story of the president’s youngest son, Rafael, whose codename is Valor. He’s a 21-year-old gay man, who’s hanging on for a final few months until his father’s term in the White House is over. Then he plans to come out, tell his parents he wants to be a chef, and head off to Australia to pursue his dreams. In the meantime, he’s keeping quiet, not wanting to rock the boat or affect his father’s career.
It’s all going well, until Rafael’s security detail is changed. Shane Kendrick has worked his way up through the ranks, and plans to continue doing so. He’s happy to be tasked with looking after Rafael, who is nicknamed “the mouse” because he’s so well-behaved – particularly compared to his siblings.
I don’t want to say too much and give the plot away, but let’s just say this is a tension-filled, action-packed, sexy and romantic read, with a great deal of angst thrown in. I found it to be a real page-turner. Well-written, intriguing and satisfying, I’d definitely recommend this book to fans of gay erotic romance. Well done, Ms Andrews. More, please!