The two male lead characters are interesting and often funny individuals trying to cope with their own pain. NYPD Vice Detective Evan Cerelli is a man broken by his wife’s tragic death and trying to keep it together for the sake of his four children. Former Homicide Detective Matt Haight is a man tainted by doing the right thing as a cop, but having it thrown back at him, effectively ending his career.
I have to say this was not a title I would have sought out, but I was intrigued by a recommendation on a webcomic site I visit daily (thanks Unshelved!) and I’ve been wanting to broaden the genres I read.
The underlying message of the book is the thing that drew me in the most; that love doesn’t always lead you to an expected place, person or gender.
The two men are great – believable, lovable and I really cared about them and whether they could make it work. They have some great banter as well as affection and emotion, and I really felt for them every time they arrived at a confusing place in their relationship. Evan’s kids and their interactions with Matt were often hilarious and provided some really engaging moments. Friends, other family and partners provide the rest of the cast to make this a well rounded and heart-warming book.
The story itself is well written and the pace is a blend of fast lifestyle changes and slow periods of contemplation and understanding. The erotic scenes were extremely hot, but also tastefully written. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more by Tere Michaels, including the next two books in the series. Faith & Fidelity is highly recommended!
Note: I’m not sure if this is only the case in the Kindle version but there were odd errors and words inserted in the wrong place. It is a minor thing but thought it worth mentioning.