JAZZ & SAPPHIRE
KIMBERLY BURKE & J. FALCON
Rating: 5 Cups
Daniel Nichols is an ex-military man who has taken his experience as a soldier and utilized it as a self-defense instructor with the New Orleans Police Department. An alpha male down to his toes, he is very protective of his lover Aubin who suffered a rape in the not too distant past.
Artist Aubin Marchand has finally found his sense of security four years after the attack. Secure now in Daniel’s love and devotion he has begun to have more faith in himself and his artwork.
Things begin to change even more for the better when Daniel buys a house and proposes to Aubin. Finally able to get away from their cramped apartment and homophobic neighbor, they begin to find peace. Then Aubin’s mother comes to visit and makes her displeasure of her son’s choice of partner and sexual preference known. As if this were not enough to handle, one of Daniel’s students mistakes him for her rapist and, adding insult to injury, presses charges after she attacks him - breaking an arm and rib. Angry and uncertain if he ever wants to help anyone again, Daniel nearly decides to quit helping victims altogether.
A wonderful and loving story, I could not put this book down. I read it far into the night racing to see what the resolutions would be. One of the best things about this story is how well developed all the characters are, even the secondary ones. In addition the story, while character driven, has a great plot too. I enjoyed this book very much and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good romance!
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