Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Secret Men
Author: Adira August
Series: Hunt&Cam4Ever #6
Heroes: Hunter Dane/Camden Snow
Genre: MM Contemporary BDSM
Length: 363 Pages
Publisher: Adira August
Release Date: December 28, 2019
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead … Powerful men determined to keep their secrets. Detective Lieutenant Hunter Dane, determined to know it all.
“The farmhouse has been sealed up since the last murder. Almost twenty years. Doors and windows intact. No sign of entry, forced or otherwise,” Hunter said.
“But we’re searching it, anyway?” Merisi peered across the dying orchard at the two-story, clapboard structure.
“You ain’t gonna find it.”
Merisi whirled around. In the railroad ditch, a boy on a bicycle eyed him boldly. His Black Ops 4 cap came down to his ears. He looked about ten years old.
“You don’t think so?” Merisi jumped down beside the boy and held out his hand. “Detective Mike Merisi.”
The boy took his hand. “I’m Bernard.”
“Why won’t we find him?”
“They live in mirrors. We can’t get in, but they get out.”
“They?” Merisi asked.
Book 6 of the Hunt&Cam4Ever series. Cam’s moved up the hall to his new office and new career. Hunt and his team struggle with two cases at once, chasing one suspect cloaked in wealth, and another in superstition.
But Hunter is never without support:
Hunt walked straight into his office where he slumped back on the edge of his desk.
Cam followed. He shut the door before he kicked Hunt’s feet apart and moved in between his legs. Strong arms went around Hunt’s shoulders.
“We’re at work,” Hunter said, but he didn’t pull away.
“You’re at work. I’m visiting.” Cam rubbed his cheek against Hunter’s ear.
Hunt’s arms went around Cam’s waist. “I’m still at work.”
“You’re on a break.” Cam’s arms tightened and Hunter’s head dropped to his shoulder with a deep sigh.
After a minute, Hunt stood, hugged Cam tightly and pushed him firmly away. “You suck at being a good influence.”
Cam grinned. “You’re welcome.”
Review: So much has transpired as we have followed the path of Hunt and Cam, each one as good as the last. Such an interesting dynamic from the very start, refreshing and interesting, and that has only grown as the story has played out. This installment brings more mystery and investigation, although Cam’s time with Hunt’s team has drawn to an end. Their relationship is continuing to evolve and grow as Cam heads in a newish direction, but what remains true is the bond they share and how Hunt’s unique needs and Cam’s ability and desire to meet them giving us a further glimpse into the lives of these two interesting men.
Cam has had a lot going on – the status of his skiing career, his current position on Hunt’s team, what will he do now that his time working for Hunt is coming to an end, and of course, dealing with his inevitable disease worsening. Along with that comes the natural fears and insecurities on both sides. How will their dynamic change? Will it have to? It is a really sucky thing to think about knowing the person you love beyond anything has limited time. I could see the questions in my head. Does Cam want him to see him like that? Hunt wouldn’t even think of bailing on him now, would he? And then, when circumstances change, more questions. “Will you still love me if I’m not sick?” My heart broke numerous times in this installment, let me tell you. Even though I loved these guys from the get go, following their journey really pushed me in love, and I don’t think I ever wanted to think of them not being together. They share amazing chemistry, yin to the yang, etc. From the bedroom, to the office and beyond, they just work, and Ms. August has made them come alive.
There are two mysteries in this segment, both are interesting and realistic and truly added to the story. This isn’t just about two guys in a D/S relationship, it is all facets of their lives, and getting to see them at work is just as satisfying as seeing them in the bedroom (which is pretty damn hot, let me tell you!). I really loved how this story “finished” out the series and am really glad Ms. August doesn’t seem quite ready to let them go completely with hints of more story from Cam. I highly recommend this series that has put this author on my auto read list for future stories.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*