When Connor invites a newly arrived hooker to stay on his houseboat, the last thing he expects is Michel to be a member of the Brigade Criminelle - a troubled, hunky rookie cop sent undercover to explore Connor’s connection to the murders, picked mostly because he had been a boy of the Marais himself, not so long ago.
Hiding their true nature becomes a problem for both when their realize there maybe is more to their inital attraction. But in order to bring down the serial killer and maybe have a chance at making their relationship work out, one of them will have to
take the first, critical leap...
The writing team of Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus blew me away with their new hit Softpaw, Smilodon Pride book 1. The writing was seamless and the world building fascinating.
Set in Paris, Connor an American werecat and Michel, a human were tossed together for a common good. Unbeknownst to Connor, a prime suspect in Jack the Ripper style murders, undercover police officer Michel must get close to him by any means. As a former prostitute, the now officer found it a difficult task as he fell for the man who could be the serial killer.
The language the story was written in came alive as I read each page. The fluidity was beautiful and although the material was at times intense, the Brackhaus’s tone and characterization made the tale ebb and flow with few waves.
I adored both Connor and Michel, strong males with character flaws and unscrupulous pasts, both wanting better lives for themselves and those they protected.
The authors allowed their relationship to grow into a realistic phenomenon and nurtured the spark until the flames appeared, thus steering the two men into their happy ending.
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A five handcuff review
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