Detective DeMarcus Gage of the KCPD Missing Persons Unit knows that most child abductions are perpetrated by family members or persons known to the child. True ‘stranger’ abductions are rare—and taken very seriously by the police. When eight year old Leticia Braden disappears from her front yard the family is ruled out as suspects but actual leads are few.
Her traumatized parents need all the support they can get, and designate Leticia’s uncle Jack Braden to be their liaison with detectives. When he meets Jack, Gage struggles to keep his mind on the case. The two men share an immediate case of lust, which they fight to keep under control for more reasons than one. Jack’s not out of the closet, and Gage isn’t keen about sneaking around. A relationship beckons, but finding Leticia is their first priority. And as every cop knows, time is not on their side.
Gage’s Gift by Jenna Byrnes is part of the Kansas City Heat series. I have enjoyed all the books in this series and Gage’s Gift was a nice read. Detective Gage was called to handle a missing child case, where he met the girl’s uncle, Jack. The two men immediately felt chemistry and although they skirted the issue with innuendos and chose to hold their attraction at bay, within a very short period they got hot and heavy.
Ms. Byrnes did a wonderful job of instilling police procedure and speak into the book, as well as the professional attitudes of the officers. Where I wavered was with the clichéd descriptors of African-American men and the fact that although Gage and Jack were invested in finding Jack’s missing niece, they still carried a heavy dose of lust for each other from the start~ which was vocalized throughout.
Lots of sex. A nice addition to the series.
Frisky but nothing to Kinky
Book provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review
A three and a half handcuff review