Saturday is here again and it’s time for the usual recommendation post as part of the Seductive Studs ‘n’ Sirens blogging thingy, which you can find here.
I can’t remember what I recced last time because it’s been a couple of weeks. Whatever it was I bet it was good!
This week I’m going to draw your attention to Finders Keepers by fellow Brit, Chris Quinton.
Jeff is a tough undercover operative for an insurance company that recovers stolen art with extreme prejudice if necessary. Just back from a long and testing period as the boy toy of a Russian mobster, the last thing Jeff needs to to be ordered to seduce a very sweet English college lecturer as a means of getting to his parents who are suspected of being involved in the theft of a priceless reliquary.
I found this an absolute joy to read because it had all my favourite things in it – a protagonist with a steel fist in a very velvety glove, secrets and deception that weren’t just for the sake of creating conflict, a genuinely sweet other protagonist, archaeology [grrr nighthawks, scum of the earth], agriculture and OMG field archery [sadly it wasn’t to be actually in the book which was a disappointment but I live in hope for a sequel] also some well written female characters who didn’t conform to M/M tropes. There are some sex scenes but they either add to the character development and are so well placed in the book that they suplemented the story arc. I enjoyed the story immensely.