Never Say Never by Nicole Edwards
A Sniper 1 Security Novel, Book 2. M/M Romance
Ryan Trexler has devoted his entire life to his family’s security business. And now that he’s slated to take over the reins for the company, RT knows that his life is only going to get more complicated. Add in the fact that he’s lusting over one of the men who works for him and RT knows that there are some serious tough times ahead.
Zachariah Tavoularis—nicknamed Z—has been employed by Sniper 1 Security for a decade. Despite being known as the most loyal enforcer outside of family, Z also has a reputation of being quite the playboy, though that was based more on rumor than fact. When an assignment comes up that forces the two of them to work together, Z knows it’s time to show RT he’s not the man he thinks he is.
Can they complete the mission, despite the fact that it puts them in a tenuous situation, bringing them closer than either of them ever expected? And will Z allow RT to convince him that they can never be together, no matter how much they both want it?
ARC received for an honest review
Nicole Edwards writes great m/m romances, so the chance to read an advance copy of Never Say Never is a given.
When I finished reading the first book in the series, I said that I RT and Z's story - which began to get set up at the end of that book - was one I was really looking forward to. And I was not disappointed.
Ms Edwards is just magic when it comes to writing m/m romance. She just gets it right every time.
There were so many times I wanted to slap some sense into RT - gah, every else around him, his family, his friends, could all see it but him. I gripped my kindle so hard and just had to scream at it to "wake up and smell the hot guy who wants you!"
Z was just ... sigh ... Z. He was sweet, hot, sexy, and most of all consistent in what he wanted - RT. My heart hurt for him as RT played the push/pull game with him. It was like 2 steps forward, one step back! I couldn't fault Z for feeling a bit distrustful when it came to RT's words and actions.
We got lots more of the Trexler and Kogan family - couldn't be a story without them all sticking their noses in (in the nicest possible way of course!) As much as their meddling would be annoying and frustrating, you know they love it.
So, can RT get over his hang ups from the past, and take that leap with Z for a future together? Or will it be too much for Z to take?
Nope, for that you are going to have to read for yourself.
I loved that we also got more of the Adorite family (from the Southern Boy Mafia Series). These series and characters intertwine so it would not be right without a bit of them.
The minute I started reading, I did not want to put Never Say Never down. It had its fair share of mystery and suspense, along with a truck load of sexual tension - which of course leads to some super sexy times! I felt myself pulled into the whirlwind that is the Sniper 1 Security family, and didn't want to leave.
Can't wait to see what we get next from the Trexler/Kogan/Adorite families!
Never Say Never (Sniper 1 Security, #2)
(unedited excerpt - subject may change prior to publication)
“How’s the business goin’?” Travis asked as he steered Ryan toward a booth near the front of the bar.
“Busy,” Ryan answered.
“That’s a good thing, right?”
“Of course.” Ryan smiled as they approached Travis’s wife Kylie and their husband Gage. “Good to see y’all again.”
“Same here. Have a seat.” Gage motioned toward the opposite side of the table as he slid his other arm over Kylie’s shoulders and pulled her close while Travis grabbed a chair.
Flipping it around backward, Travis straddled the seat, placing his elbow on the table. Ryan didn’t miss that Travis’s other hand disappeared under the table, likely resting on Kylie’s leg if he had to guess.
“We weren’t sure you’d be able to make it,” Travis said.
Ryan knew he could always be called back to work at any time, depending on the case, but he didn’t need to tell Travis as much. The man ran a multi-million dollar resort, so he understood. “I’m glad I could.”
“How’s Z doin’?” Kylie asked, peering toward the back of the room where Z had been pulled away by his friends a few minutes before.
“You know Z. Nothing gets him down.”
Gage smiled. “Seems he’s quite interested in you.”
Knowing better, Ryan still turned to glance in Z’s direction. He thought for sure he’d be busted stealing a look, but Z was paying him no attention.
“And you’re quite interested in him,” Kylie noted.
Ryan’s head snapped back around to face her. He was about to fire off a rebuttal, but her smile silenced him.
“Leave the poor man alone,” Travis injected. “He’s in denial.”
“I concur,” Gage added.
“Why’s everybody gangin’ up on me?” Ryan questioned, unable to hide the smile.
“Seemed like the thing to do.” Travis took a sip of his beer.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their three kids, and four rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing about sexy alpha males, Nicole can often be found with her Kindle in hand or making an attempt to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on Facebook and interacting with her readers - even when she’s supposed to be writing.
Nicole also writes contemporary/new adult romance as Timberlyn Scott.
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