Sex can be a dangerous business. So can love.
On the worst day of his life, Wren Gallagher wants oblivion when he steps into Tricks for a drink. When a mysterious stranger steps up to pay his tab, he offers Wren the key to fulfilling his dreams of prosperity and true love.
But appearances are not always what they seem.
His savior owns the escort agency À Louer, and he wants the young and handsome Wren as part of his stable of men-for-hire. Down on his luck, Wren figures, why not? He needs the money. When he joins, though, he doesn’t count on meeting Rufus, another escort with whom he falls hopelessly in love.
But their love story will have to overcome the obstacles of not only trading love for money, but À Louer’s dark—and deadly—secrets.
1st Edition published as Rent by ManLove Romance Press, 2012.
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Cat gives this one 4 Meows and 2 Purrs...
Wren has just found himself without a job , he goes to Tricks to unwind before going home and finds his wallet gone as well. He is approached by a man that offers him a ticket to paradise...the perfect job, a home and lots of money plus the chance to find love. When Wren gets home he finds the day worse...his mom has been offered a promotion that includes an apartment not big enough for two. After many attempts to find a place to crash and a job Wren breaks down and calls Dave though something just doesn't feel right. Afer one night and the rent boys dropping dead Wren o wnats out... but is it that easy.
Rufus is one of Daves rent boys and also an addict. He is sent to train Wren but once Evan dies the rules change. Can Rufus stay clean and alive?
A Dangerous Game is a good mystery/suspense. There isn't any real romance beyond Wren falling for Rufus so if you're looking for a Romance this may not be for you. However if you also like a good suspense then you should read on.
I liked Wren and all the twists and turns. He goes through a lot in a short time. I liked the mystery behind Rufus and how his story is told as well. I never figured things out as the story is told in a unique way. As I read i saw one thing then it would twist and turn into an entirely different story.
If you like rent boys and mystery/ suspense I do recommend this story. It reads fast and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Rick R. Reed is all about exploring the romantic entanglements of gay men in contemporary, realistic settings. While his stories often contain elements of suspense, mystery and the paranormal, his focus ultimately returns to the power of love. He is the author of dozens of published novels, novellas, and short stories. He is a three-time EPIC eBook Award winner (for Caregiver, Orientation and The Blue Moon Cafe). His novel, Raining Men, won the Rainbow Award for Best Contemporary General Fiction. Lambda Literary Review has called him, "a writer that doesn't disappoint." Rick lives in Seattle with his husband and a very spoiled Boston terrier. He is forever "at work on another novel."