Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Nights Like These
Author: Chris Scully
Heroes: Miles & Colton
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 26, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Starting over sucks. At forty, Miles Koprowski thought he had life all figured out. He had a nice car, a hot young lover, and a cushy job… and then he didn’t. Call it fate, or karma, or a downturn in the market, but this opinionated cynic is now forced to play rent-a-cop in a dying office building in the burbs just to make ends meet. Throw in an unhinged ex, a coworker who hates him, and a hot new boss, and suddenly everything is uncertain.
Miles doesn’t plan on liking the night shift or becoming embroiled in a mystery that reawakens old passions and puts him in danger. And he certainly doesn’t plan on falling for the overbearing head of security, Colton Decker, former soldier and doting dad. But nights like these can change a man, make him start to believe there’s more to life than a high-paying job and a warm body in his bed. With a thief on the loose and his new job in jeopardy, Miles will have to decide what’s truly important. He might discover things he never knew he wanted… as long as he makes it through the night.
A year after losing his job and lover, Miles is finally at the point where he needs to get a new job. Becoming a rent-a-cop on the night shift was never his intention but desperate times call for desperate measures. He expects boring nights in his near future but before he knows it, he’s sucked into lusting after his new boss and finding out the culprit behind a string of art forgeries. But what’s the worst that could happen on nights like these? Miles is about to find out!
This was SUCH a fun book! I absolutely adored it because of how light and playful it was. It’s an engaging story that deals heavily with art. So, if you’re one of those people that don’t like details around art, you probably shouldn’t try this one as it mentions a lot about the art and the artists behind it. Add to that, while this does have romance in it, it’s secondary to the mystery. Still, I loved that Miles was starting over and doing something completely different than he did before. I loved that Colton was so intense but also sweet and soft at times. But I also liked that Miles and him had such great chemistry.
I really loved this book but I felt like the overall climax was a bit weak and too easy for the whole mystery to be wrapped up the way it was. Don’t get me wrong, I adored the mystery and never would have guessed the culprit behind it but I just felt like the final showdown was too ‘convenient’, in a way. Add to that, I wished there could have been more of Colton and Miles together, getting to know one another but as it were, the romance was a little weak.
In the end, though, I won’t deny that I adored the book. From the start I was drawn into Miles as a character and the connection he had with Colton. The mystery behind the art scam was engaging and I loved how much knowledge Miles had in art and the way he couldn’t stop himself from getting involved. If you’re looking for a good contemporary that’ll give you a few laughs and has an engaging storyline, definitely give this one a go!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*