Newly promoted police captain Evan Cerelli takes command of his own precinct as Matt Haight’s security business begins to expand at a rapid rate. Both of their careers require more and more of their time—away from home and each other. When his most famous clients, Daisy and Bennett Ames, suffer a traumatic breakup, Matt is drawn into a dangerous and dramatic situation. With attentions diverted, Evan and Matt’s tight-knit home life begins to unravel.
As Griffin Drake’s movie nears final edit, his thoughts turn toward building a home with his new fiancé, Jim Shea—and maybe even starting a family. Before he can think of a new family, Jim is caught up in his past. The possibility of putting Tripp Ingersoll in jail once and for all beckons, and Jim wants the closure that has long eluded him. As a new lead spurs him on, Jim begins to lose sight of the future by chasing an old ghost.
Both couples struggle to remember that “happily ever after” requires hard work, trust, and tender, open hearts.
Truth and Tenderness is the sixth book in the Faith, Love and Devotion series by Tere Michaels. While this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. However, its best to read it as part of the series to get a better picture of the characters.
Evan Cerelli was promoted to police captain and is excited to prove he is up to the job even if they only promoted him because of his sexuality. Evan struggles to deal with his new position and a PR guy who seems to have ulterior motives. Matt is Evan other half, and is working to expand his security business.
Both Matt and Evan struggle as each of them become busier and busier with work, and life. I loved how realistic the struggles that both Matt and Evan have with work, friends, and home life all collide. The sex scenes were scorching.
Griffin Drake is a movie star whose current movie is wrapped up. Griffin is ready for the next phase of his life that includes his fiancé and wanting a baby. Jim, Griffin’s fiancé, is ready to get married but is still stuck on a case that has not left him. Now as he races to close a case that cost him his badge, also endangers Griffin life.
Griffin and Jim are a great couple. They fit very well together and while Griffin is not happy with work Jim has done on a case he should have given up, he still supports him. The sex scenes were blistering.
I found this book well written. I enjoyed the dueling story lines and how they merge together in the end. The main characters and the secondary characters were absorbing. This book is filled with twists and turns that keep the reader enthralled in the book from the first page to the last page. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.