Blurb: Private investigator Mackenzie Williams’s newest client is everything he’s looking for in a guy—charming, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. There’s only one itty bitty problem—the guy’s not exactly gay. In fact, Jordan Channing is looking for a PI to follow his fiancée. The smart thing would be to thank Jordan for his time, turn Mr. Perfect away (don’t let the door hit you on the rump, thank you very much), and forget he exists.
Of course, Mackenzie has never been accused of doing the smart thing. Being smart aleck is more his MO. Relationships aren’t up his alley, never have been. So why’s he so inexplicably drawn to his new client?
Jordan has always been the high achiever, a man who lives in a focused, controlled, and carefully constructed manner. But for the first time in his life, he has to admit the impossible—another man is getting his engine running on all cylinders. Despite Jordan’s denial, it’s not long before he can no longer resist the strong undercurrents pulling them together. Now Jordan must decide if he can go against everything he’s ever known to have the only love he’s ever wanted.
Review: Just sort of fell in love with this one. It is this beautiful balance between real and sweet and sexy and funny that just came together in a truly wonderful story.
Mac’s utter irreverence to pretty much everything makes him this silly, adorable guy, even when you get peeks at the vulnerability that that irreverence tends to try and hide. It was so easy to fall for his character right away. Mac is definitely damaged and has some serious trust issues, but they come across as genuinely being self preservation kinds of issues rather than a “poor, pity me” kind of attitude. He is damaged, not pitiful, which is a refreshing perspective.
It was a bit harder to find that connection with Jordan, mainly because we don’t get to see anything from his perspective but I ended up liking him a lot as well. Wasn’t a huge fan of the fact that he was willing to even contemplate stepping into a relationship with Mac while dating someone else, but I think that also stems from his just not knowing what was going on with his attraction. His lack of communication with Mac when it came to still meeting up with her, was also something of a strike against him, but I guess even our fictional characters can’t be perfect and that is part of this book’s charm is the realism.
This is the first book by this author that I’ve read and after this one, I won’t hesitate to pick up another one.