Title: The Current Between Us
Author: Kindle Alexander
Reviewer: Larry / John
Release Date: November 27, 2016
Genre(s): m/m Gay Fiction / Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 286 pages
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb: Gage Synclair, international, hard-hitting investigative photojournalist, is preparing for the final special report of his career. A story of deception and murder six long years in the making. After spending ten years in some of the worst parts of the world, he’s ready to settle life down and open an art gallery in his hometown of Chicago.
Trent Cooper, electrical contractor, is surprised by the last minute request for a fast-paced electrical remodel, little did he know he’d be immediately propositioned by the gallery’s owner. Being gay in the construction industry isn’t easy, nor is being father to his two young adopted children. Trent keeps his life in separate zones to avoid a short circuit. Will their high-voltage passion break the currents between them forever?
This Re-release includes Bonus Material and a never see before sneak peek of Painted On My Heart.
Gay/Lesbian Book of the Year, 2014 eLit Awards
Review: Family, dedication, and loyalty are the themes running throughout The Current Between Us by Kindle Alexander. Trent had become the guardian of his sister’s children after her death in childbirth. He raised those children as if they were his own. He had vowed to give them the best life a single father could provide.
Trent had given up hope that he would attract a partner, though he tried. It would seem that men don’t want the responsibility of kids. That is until he meets Gage.
Gage Synclair is the journalist whose photo journals have captured Trent’s attention and admiration.
He is opening a studio as his retirement career change. When the electrician hired to do the renovations quits the job, Trent’s Coop Electric is hired. The attraction is immediate and definitely mutual. Gage is overwhelmed with this new electrician and can’t keep his eyes off the man. When he makes a pass, Trent refuses saying he’s not into that stuff.
What Gage didn’t know is Trent was definitely into that stuff, but vowed to keep his work and personal lives as separate as possible. The stress level is high high due to the compressed timetable to complete the job, high due to the errors found as Trent surveyed the supposedly completed work, high due to both men’s attraction for the other, and high due Trent’s desire to keep his personal life, personal.
When the children are accidentally involved, Gage is overcome with his own desire to be with them.
He never thought he’d want children yet now he sees both Trent and his children as more than a fling. He sees them as family. But is Trent even gay? He said he was not into that stuff. When Gage confuses the nanny as Trent’s wife, his thoughts that Trent was straight seemed to be confirmed. Yet his lust for the man can’t be turned off.
Kindle Alexander pulls us into the story and keeps our attention throughout the entire book.
She builds the characters into people we want to know. The children are innocent, lovable, and vulnerable. We feel Trent’s love and caring for his family, even for the children’s nanny and crazy aunt. They’re his family and family comes first.
Gage is ready for change, ready for his new life, ready for the biggest expose in his lifelong career, willing to give it all up for the man he lusts over, ready for love.
(Spoiler) When Gage stumbles on a Cooper family picture, his life turns upside down. He is thrust into a fearful dilemma and doesn’t know how to keep the Cooper family safe. Kindle takes us on this journey of fear, confusion, and alleged deception keeping us glued to the page. We have no choice but to continue reading especially considering the potential for harm to Trent’s kids.
Once again Kindle Alexander presented us with a great book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Current Between Us and definitely will read her next book.
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