Colin Wilcox, a male escort who only takes clients of the same sex, is assaulted while on the job. Needing medical attention he's taken the local ER where he meets a doctor who aids in his recovery. Reoccurring flashbacks during his recovery provide small images of his brutal assault and he's forced by Detective Dane Keyes to handle the emotional fallout of being victimized. Detective Keyes, a victim himself, is assigned to solve the crime. When a second boy is assaulted and then murdered, he needs Colin's help to catch the perpetrators. He tries to use his own personal experience in an attempt to help Colin understand he's not to blame for what happened. A slow but sure friendship unfolds between the two men that turns into love, but even when the perps are in custody, Colin still has a battle to face. He must learn to lower his barriers and allow Keyes in for both mental and physical support. Only then will the two lovers be able to consummate their tender passion.
©2011 Edward Kendrick (P)2011 Edward Kendrick
I have already listened to it 3 times. It is a nice story that moves at a quick pace. Even though the subject matter is harsh the way the central character deals with his rape is refreshing. This is not a poor, pitiful me type of guy. There is no whining, but he is emotional. It is just a good emotional ride.
Colin is my favorite character. He is very realistic about life. Most people have a hard time accepting their reality and he does.
River On The Edge
Not really. A lot of very traumatic events are solved by kinds words and sex. I found the relationship which solves the main characters problems to be almost abusive. A cop having sex with a victim [esp with the age difference] was kinda creepy and about the last thing needed by the rape victim/prostitute.
I can tell what wasn't my favorite. The cop seduces the teen victim by pretending to be a weird customer for his services in a dark motel room. There is just so much wrong with that.
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