Taylor Langford’s world is torn apart when he is only 13 years old - his parents killed, leaving him alone and orphaned. With no living relatives, he’d certainly be another statistic if not for the intervention of the policeman who found Taylor in the crawl space where his mother hid him that fateful night. Despite the tragedy and resulting anguish in his life, Taylor knows how lucky he is.
Frank Moore is a rookie with the Dallas Police Department when he and his partner answer a call in Devonshire, one of the city’s more affluent neighborhoods. They think the young boy in various pictures throughout the home has been kidnapped until they find him, shaken but alive. Officer Moore recognizes the pain in the kid’s eyes, having lost his own mother to cancer when he was just a boy. He steps in, making sure Taylor is placed with a loving foster family. Over the years, Frank becomes a permanent fixture in Taylor’s life.
A decade later, the case remains unsolved and the once gangly, uncertain teenager is now a college graduate who knows exactly what he wants. He’s coming home to the man that helped mold and shape his life, the man he’s loved for as long as he can remember, Frank Moore. But Taylor isn’t the only person returning to Dallas, and while Frank is distracted by his own conflicting feelings and the new bond growing between the two, the past creeps up on them, determined to finish what was started 10 years earlier.
Romance and Murder
TM Smith has written a nice story with a plot that is not predictable. I have not read one of these MM romance novels yet with this kind of psychopat serial killer. Nice. And there’s enough room for a follow up story involving the detectives in that PD. On another note, I liked the possessiveness in Taylor for his 10 year older hot boyfriend Frank, who gave it up to him without a hitch. 🤓 I love it when a romance is so vivid and when the younger man takes charge of the relationship. And I will never stop saying it, that Nick Russo knows how to narrate a story, making it as easy for me to enter the realm of imagination and enjoy the characters and their surroundings. Four stars!