Title: Protective Custody
Author: Stormy Glenn
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Characters: Hayden Flynn, Christian Jackson
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Hayden Flynn saw something that put his life in jeopardy. Put into protective custody for his own safety, he’s whisked away to a secret location. Pretending to be someone’s live-in lover isn’t so bad, except his new love interest is a man.
Christian Jackson has been an FBI agent for several years. He was trained by the best, but nothing prepared him for his next assignment—pretending to be the gay lover to the hottest straight man he has ever seen. Trying to keep Hayden alive seems to be easier than keeping his hands off of the man.
When Jackson and Hayden finally give in to their desire, sparks fly. Hayden tries to blame it on the threat of death hanging over his head. Jackson tries to pretend that it wasn’t the best night of his life. Both men are confused by the feelings developing between them. But that doesn’t seem to matter when they discover that the threat to Hayden’s life is even closer than they thought.
Stormy Glenn’s books are a sheer pleasure for me to read. When I’m in the mood for a fast-paced book with sexy heroes, I’ll reach for one of her books time and time again. I like her easy style of writing and her stories are quick and to the point…which can be really nice after a long, hard day or after reading an angsty book that leaves me exhausted. I like how her books bring a smile to my face and in Protective Custody she did exactly that.
The blurb does an excellent job at describing the story, so I won’t rehash it. I did like both of the heroes in this book. Both Hayden and Christian come from different backgrounds and when Hayden witnesses a crime that puts his life in jeopardy, he’s put under police protection. Hayden knows he’s doing the right thing by testifying against the perp, but it’s still hard on him. He can’t contact his loved ones, he’s stuck in an old room with little to do. When he meets Christian, who is one of the officers who are guarding him, they don’t immediately hit it off. Christian is intrigued by Hayden, and the more he gets to know him begin to really care for him, but this also scares him for two reasons. The first reason is: he’s not supposed to get emotionally or physically involved with the witness he’s guarding over. Two, Christian is confused and worried about his attraction towards Hayden. Up until he met Hayden, Christian had never been attracted to other men before, but there’s something special about Hayden that Christian can’t deny.
I really enjoyed watching these two men really work hard to be together. Their love is a forbidden one and there’s definitely an element of danger that is always licking at Hayden’s heels because of what he’s witnessed. Both men have to do some serious soul searching to make sure that the love they have for each other is worth the work they have to put into it to be together. I loved the determination both man had to be together and loved how they made things happen for them, even when the odds were against them.
They fall in love over a short time, so I know there will be some people who will not like that aspect of the story. Since I believe in first sight and I thought the chemistry between the two men was intense, this didn’t bother me at all. Ms. Glenn always does an excellent job at writing heated attraction and strong feelings her heroes share between them. It’s one of her strong points as a writer and I really enjoy it.
Although there isn’t any indication on the website that this could be the beginning of a series, I know I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will be. I really loved this book and hated to see it come to an end.
Protective Custody is a fast-paced, sexy, action packed book full of romance and suspense. If you are a Stormy Glenn fan, this book is not to be missed. If you’ve never read anything by her, this would be a good choice to give her books a try. Her books are a great choice for a lazy afternoon read. Highly Recommended!
Reviewed By: Gabbi