The night before his wedding, Zander Walsh, his parents, and his husband-to-be are all shot when they return home and interrupt a mysterious robbery in progress. After three weeks in a coma, Zander wakes up to find out he is the only survivor, and his perfect life falls apart in an instant.
Hunky FBI Agent Jake Elliot is investigating the case, and he eventually apprehends the killer-who soon escapes. Following six months of searching, Zander and Jake realize they're being stonewalled by the FBI... and that they have slowly formed an unbreakable bond that is beginning to turn into much more.
Once they embark on a journey to apprehend the killer for the second time, they'll discover that one terrible night was much more than just an interrupted robbery. Can big business and politics cover up the truth, or will Zander and Jake's quest to unravel the mystery be the end of their newfound love and their lives?
The blurb on this book is so good that I feel like I don’t need to tell you much about the background on the book so I’ll just move on to my thoughts.
I guess I should start with saying how much I liked the book. The story had sadness, grief and lost love, but it also had equal parts friendship, betrayal, new love and acceptance. Everything clicked for me and I love it when that happens.
I admit that after reading the blurb I was a tad leery of seeing Zander and Jake get together after only 6 months of Zander grieving for his dead fiance. The reality, however, was just so much better than I expected. Mr. Cade showed us the friendship between Zander and Jake first and everything they’d gone through. Frankly I would have been shocked if they hadn't formed a strong bond between them – that bond eventually turning into love.
The friendship and love story was woven seamlessly into the suspense part of the book. The suspense was a constant as was the relationship between the two men and I loved that the focus wasn’t stronger for one or the other. I have to confess to suspecting the identity of the bad guys quite early but it was nice to see my suspicions confirmed later in the book. lol
Overall, a really good book. I understand that there are 2 more books in this series (this actually takes place before those other two books) and I will definitely be putting those books on my wish list for future reading.