Hi there! Today I’m sharing a review for the newest release in the Sin City Uniforms series by Morticia Knight. SEARCHING FOR SHELTER is a standalone book that features a teen shelter worker falling for a search and rescue officer.
After declaring his love life officially dead, Rich wonders if maybe he should stick with his shifter book boyfriends instead. It’s not as if he has much free time to date anyway. Between working long hours at a coffee shop, guarding his sodas from his hygienically challenged roommates, and running the programming at the Vegas LGBTQ teen shelter he founded – how could there ever be space for love in his life?
Diego Espinoza enjoys taking his downtime from working Search and Rescue, at the Lucky Cup coffee shop. He can set up his laptop, peruse good sport climbing spots and observe the blond barista he’s been pining over for a while. He imagines that the pretty boy has more offers than he knows what to do with, so it takes Diego time to work up the nerve to approach him.
Rich isn’t so sure about the rough looking Diego – even if he’s always thought he was hot – but once he decides to gives Diego a chance, there’s an immediate heat and connection that takes him by surprise. As they learn more about each other and try to find the way to a future together, strange and scary things start to happen.
It isn’t until Rich is injured in a bizarre accident that it becomes clear that there’s someone out there who not only doesn’t want Rich to find love – they want him dead.
This is the 6th book in a series and can be fully enjoyed as a standalone.
Rich is a 26 y/o hard-working barista in a Vegas coffeeshop. He is also the morning manager there, and in his spare time he organizes LGBTQ-friendly programming in a homeless shelter. His whole life is work and shelter, but he longs for a steady relationship.
Diego is one of the regulars to frequent Rich’s shop, and one morning he arrives early to make his bid for a date with Rich. Diego’s a little older, 37, and he works for Vegas’ Search and Rescue unit as a climber. He’s had a few serious relationships in his life, and his last ended tragically when his partner died on a free climb. He’s been watching Rich a long while, and likes how careful and meticulous he is. Their first date is pre-empted by some pre-date connections, which was nice.
The love story grows intense quickly–perhaps too quickly. That said, Rich finds himself in a jam–through no fault of his own (wrong place at the wrong time issue)–and is soon in very serious trouble. Trouble that requires police protection which Diego is not at all opposed to giving personally.
I liked the book. It’s a solid romance with two decent guys. All the problems come from outside the relationship, and result in some domestic disputes with homophobic family. Also, a homicidal maniac. Rich and Diego click and they enjoy each other’s passion. Diego is without question one of the filthiest lovers I’ve read in a while. Boy does he love him some A$$. O.O And Rich is equally freaky about…Pepsi. 😉 There’s a whole lotta sweet and sexy, down and dirty, for these boys and a guaranteed HEA. Enjoy.
About the Author:
Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn’t begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little heart’s desire. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she’d like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011.
Once upon a time she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the northern Oregon coast and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.
Thanks for popping in, and keep reading my friends!