Summary: To Nathan Hunt, honesty is anything but the best policy. Telling the truth has gotten him nothing but heartache and pain; so lying about who he is and what he wants seems to be the only path to job security and friends. Hell, it even brings him a hollow kind of happiness. Except, that’s not much of a life for any man. Especially one with Nathan’s passions. Desperate to cure his self-made misery, Nathan agrees to go along with a con that will score cash for Nathan to start over. There’s just one problem: lying is getting harder by the day. And a con who can’t lie, is a con who gets caught. Nathan’s attempts to distract himself from his moral quandary lead him to a mysterious, intoxicating man named Fury. The Mixed Martial Arts fighter knows a thing or two about lies and pasts better left buried. He and Nathan have something else in common – they both want to be with someone who lets them be themselves. Together, they undertake a journey that proves honesty is more dangerous and more difficult than either of them could have imagined. And as they combat addiction, thugs, guns, and their own inner demons, Nathan and Fury can only hope that their battle to be together will be worth the bitter fight.
Review: This kept me turning the pages and I really liked it. Nathan is a hot guy in a bad situation and he knows he can’t complain because his hell on earth is of his own making, but he has major self-esteem problems because of it and those problems are starting to spiral out of control with the drugs and the compulsive sex with strangers. You would think that Nathan would seem like a jerk who deserves the consequences of his actions, but I felt that he was more of a lost soul who deserves a chance for happiness. As he careens through his life on the verge of self-destruction, he finds a spark lit between him and a very unusual person, an MMA fighter at his gym who goes by the scary name of Fury. At first Nathan cannot believe in the possibility because he fears what someone like Fury might do if he has misunderstood and flirted where it isn’t wanted!
But Fury has a slow and easy patience as he works to gain Nathan’s trust and draws Nathan into his world which is populated with criminal types. Fury comes from a much rougher and poorer past than Nathan, and he is doing his best to climb out to a better life with his fighting talent and formidable size. When the two give in to temptation, their sex scenes really sizzle, and Fury is shown to be a gentle soul with his own insecurities. The problems that face them come from Fury’s past as well as Nathan’s future, and I was pleased to see them work so hard for their happy ending.