I finally had the chance at a perfect life when I met the man I was supposed to be with. But he’s gone and chances like that don’t come along twice in one lifetime. Right?
Former president Everett Shaw had his whole life laid out for him from the time he was a child and he lived out every expectation to complete and utter perfection… until he met the one man who changed everything. With plans to leave public life behind after finishing his term in office, Everett was looking forward to a quiet life with the man of his dreams at his side. But one brutal act of violence stole that bright future away, leaving Everett struggling just to get through each day.
A decade later finds Everett nearing the age of sixty and living a shell of a life. Haunted by his loss, he finds solace in his roses and evenings sitting in front of the television. But when his estranged son is horribly injured while saving the life of another, Everett leaves everything behind in the hopes of mending the broken relationship and helping his son heal in more ways than one.
My job is to protect and there are rules that have to be followed. Even if there weren’t, I wouldn’t risk letting anyone close… not again.
Special Agent Jonathan Nash’s job is to keep the former president safe, not be his friend. Even if something about the lonely older man draws him in, he’s not about to risk what’s left of his career for anything. And it’s not like a guy like Everett Shaw would really see him anyway. Nor would he want him to, considering the ugly past Nash left behind to pursue his dream. No, he’s better off following protocol and doing his job. Let someone else deal with the broken man. It’s not his problem… it can’t be.
I learned a long time ago to live life on my terms and that sometimes you have to take that leap of faith to get what you want. But wanting two men at the same time? That’s new, even for me.
At forty-five years old, former Navy SEAL Gage Fortier has experienced success and loss in equal measure, and while his life has taken a direction he never planned, he wouldn’t have it any other way. When Reese, the young man he’s partnered with in the underground vigilante group they both work for, is injured on the job, he sees an opportunity to build on the friendship with the bitter former soldier while giving him a place to recover. But when he discovers that the young man is actually the estranged son of a former U.S. president, Gage realizes he has the chance to give both father and son so much more. There’s only one problem with his plan… how to ignore his growing attraction for the devishly handsome Everett Shaw.
And Everett’s perpetual shadow, Agent Nash.
Three men on very separate courses. Until something unexpected happens and three become one…
TRIGGER WARNING: This book as a couple of triggers. You can check out what they are by downloading the sample or using the “Look Inside” feature and scrolling to the appropriate page. Note that reading the trigger warnings could cause spoilers.
Can be read as a standalone novel.
It is no secret that I am a HUGE fan of the ““Protectors” series!
Actually, I am a HUGE fan of anything Sloane Kennedy writes! There is one thing Sloane really exceeds in though…writing M/M/M…No one writes M/M/M like Sloane does!
I am very picky when it comes to MMM. I don’t want to feel like one of them is getting less attention, or is being left behind. I don’t ever feel that way when it comes to one of Sloane’s books though…Everett, Gage, and Nash sparked the moment they met.
These three don’t meet the best of circumstances though…Former president Everett Shaw’s son, Reese, got hurt while protecting Brody (Finding Hope). Of course, Everett wants nothing more, than to be there for his son, but their relationship is very estranged. Reese doesn’t want anything to do with Everett, ever since he found out the truth about his father.
I really sympathized with Reese…he is one of those characters, I felt an instant connection with. I can’t wait to get my hands on his story!!!
Agent Nash has been crushing on the president for some time, but doing so while being his protection, would be wrong. So Nash pushes his feelings and yearnings far far away, which isn’t easy…Especially, when he seems to be falling for not one, but two men at the same time.
He just can’t stop thinking about Everett and Gage!
Gage, has been working with Everett’s son Reese for a little while. They are not really close friends, but Gage does want what’s best for Reese. This includes a relationship with his father, so Gage sets out to heal father and son in more than one way…It would be so much easier though…if he didn’t feel so damn attracted to both Everett and his security shadow Nash. 😉
This was another awesome, HOT and sweet story….I really enjoyed it!
I do have to say though, that things between father and son were resolved a bit quickly for my liking. I just wanted to know a bit more about Reese. Hopefully, I will get my wish in his book!…I am gonna be honest here, and say that this wasn’t a very believable story. Now that’s not a problem for me…since I read books to “escape reality”, but I just wanted to put it out there, for those who might have a problem with it.
Another winner from Sloane Kennedy and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one!