A cop and a recovering addict - no chance for romance there.
Yet Vince, a street-hardened narcotics officer, is having to reassess his life. Six months ago, he hit rock-bottom. A bullet brought him down, and his beloved partner Jack betrayed him. Badly disabled and in constant pain, Vince is flying a desk these days, and it doesn't suit him at all. His world is looking grim when he meets Rowan Clyde, sole surviving witness to a vicious drugs-related killing.
Rowan doesn't want to talk. He's vulnerable, trying to hold his own life together in the wake of a crippling addiction. Vince should have no time for him, and Rowan certainly shouldn't trust a cop with an agenda to get him onto the witness stand at any cost.
Yet despite their differences, there's an instant pull of attraction between these two damaged men. Their new bond is put to the ultimate test on the tough streets of Newcastle during a dark northern winter, as each turns out to hold the keys to the other's survival - and to his destruction.
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I spent and enthralling several hours caught up in Rowan and Vince's conflicted Newcastle world. This is one of my favorite books by Harper Fox. It's a lovely combination of sensuousness, grit, heartbreak, and determination - full of tense action, and much love. The audio performance by Tim Gilbert is nothing short of brilliant. Gripping, raw, and profoundly nuanced. Tim voiced both Vince and Rowan to perfection. I couldn't have given them better intonations in my head. He takes a gorgeously written story to new heights. It makes for an unforgettable experience -yet one I want to experience all over again.
My goodness what a treat! This book just hit all the sweet spots, law enforcement, hurt/comfort, wonderful writing and a hard fought HEA. Harper Fox is just a master writer. If you don't mind her use of the slang of Northern England, which can be a little hard to decipher for an American listener, her stories are magnificent. Tim Gilbert is a perfect narrator for this love story, and it is definitely a love story. The MCs are very complex and finding and loving each other is a struggle due to their own internal demons, as well as some external ones. Tackling something like addiction is always a tricky subject, but I think she does it beautifully and honestly. And again, Mr. Gilbert puts in a truly magnificent performance. Highly recommend!
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