REVIEWED BY CINDY
TITLE: Trust in the Fast Lane
AUTHOR: A. R. Moler
PUBLISHER: JMS Books LLC
LENGTH: 92 Pages
RELEASE DATE: October 7, 2017
Chicago PD Detective Michael Branham reluctantly calls in the federal marshals when he gets wind of a dangerous fugitive. Ken “Sully” Sullivan flies in as the Agent-in-Charge. After a futile car chase during a blizzard and a resulting car accident, the two men take shelter in an unused stable.
Wounded and cold, Sully and Michael lower their defenses and admit their attraction to each other. Sully’s comfortable with his bisexuality, whereas Michael has some self-admitted attraction to men but has never done anything about it.
Months later, Michael has a family funeral in the DC area and arranges to meet Sully again. The heat still smolders between them. Then disaster hits Michael — the kind only another cop can understand.
Sully rearranges his life to support Michael, who is still uncertain about their new relationship. Can two men with high stress jobs from different cities find a way to meet each other in the middle?
I really liked this short story. At the beginning we find Sully and Michael trapped in bad circumstances but it brings them together to find warmth and comfort.
After that we get little snapshots of them finding their way together again and again and it was interesting to watch them open up to each other a little more each time.
The author did an excellent job of relaying the stress that these two men’s jobs put on them and their burgeoning relationship. You couldn’t help but feel for them as they worked to do their jobs to the best of their abilities while still figuring out how to be vulnerable with each other.
The author has a great way of bringing out each character’s voice. These two men show us that sometimes we just do what needs to be done, even if we are uncertain about what the future holds.
The sex scenes were hot and sweet and very sexy and it was nice that they were the icing on the cake, not just something thrown in for no particular reason. It was good to see character who actually talked to each other.
This is the second short story I’ve read from this author this week and both of them make me want to read more of their work. This is the kind of tale that is best read curled up under a blanket with a cup of tea and a quiet hour to get it read.