Quick-witted hustler Ghost is no stranger to living dangerously; survival has always been the name of the game.
He’s just always gone it alone.
Now he’s got the wrong people breathing down his neck, and the only way out demands placing his trust in the unlikeliest of heroes: Duncan Rook, a gruff cop whose ethics are as solid as his body.
Cozying up to a criminal is hardly what Duncan’s reputation on the force needs—especially when that criminal is temptation personified. Ghost is Duncan’s polar opposite, and the last person he expected to fall for.
So then why does every imaginable scenario for taking down their common enemy end with Ghost in his arms?
This book is approximately 122,000 words
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In Bell's overstuffed third Woodbury Boys contemporary romantic thriller, Ghost is young male hustler who gets saved from a sticky situation involving members of a Russian crime syndicate by Ben Spratt, a cop who takes him in and eventually locks him in a closet. However, Ghost escapes with a USB drive that incriminates Spratt in a murder. En route to a safe house, Ghost gets into a car crash at a shoot-out, where he gets injured. He eventually connects with Duncan Rook, a big, beefy cop who has post-concussion syndrome. The men are opposites Duncan is an "uncorrupted police officer" and Ghost is a "whore on the run" but they are attracted to each other; when circumstances require them to hole up in several hotel rooms, they debate good and bad behavior, watch movies, and share a bed. If they can survive the dangers all around them, maybe their relationship can too. Bell's contemporary gets off to a rocky start and features more action than romance, but Duncan's virtuous character provides some gentle pleasure to balance the excess of excitement.