4 Stars for Serve and Protect (Serve and Protect #1) by Shelly Connors #M/M #M/F #Romance

23289298It’s been five years since twins Kolby and Kaleb Bailey moved north from Texas. Kolby trying to escape her abusive husband and Kaleb trying to get out of a corrupt business partnership. Detectives Dean Davis and R.J. Kennedy live and breath their job, and as partners they spend most of their time together working. The twins and detectives lives intersect when R.J. forces Dean to go on a double date with him and they decide to take their dates to the Baileys’ restaurant.

Here To Serve is a different kind of establishment that has great food and dancing. On the Friday night of their double date R.J. and Dean both find something that they didn’t realize they were looking for. A confrontation with a disgruntled patron, and one of the Here to Serve employees being beaten in the parking lot, leads to the Baileys seeing a whole lot more of the detectives. Even though R.J. and Dean aren’t working the case, they can’t seem to keep their hands out of it. One accident leads to another and then to tragedy, but through it all Kolby and Kaleb continue to run their restaurant while trying to help their friend, Jason, recover from his beating and his loss. As Jason lies in a coma his world is turned upside down while the detectives work to find out who put him in the hospital.

Sifting through the evidence causes both the twins and detectives to deal with past and present emotions. Can Kolby separate R.J. Kennedy, the handsome detective, from her abusive husband? Can R.J. come to terms with his past and move forward into a relationship with Kolby? They both have their reasons for trying to stay far away from each other, but sometimes the sparks between them are too much of a pull to be avoided.

Detective Dean Davis moved north from Atlanta after his co-workers found him at a gay bar and decided they didn’t agree with his alternative lifestyle. After his experience in Atlanta, Dean hasn’t told anyone his secret and keeping it was easy until meeting Kaleb Bailey. Kaleb let his interest in Dean be known, and the feeling is mutual. If Dean succumbs to his feelings, will he get the same treatment he received in Atlanta? If he shares his secret with R.J. will he lose his friendship and respect? The group of strangers are brought together for a reason, but it takes loss in order for them to find the courage to move forward and understand why it’s so important.

My Review: 4 Stars

Twins Kolby and Kaleb own a establishment called Here To Serve which is where they meet detectives R.J. and Dean. A employee being beaten in the parking lot and a disgruntled patron lead to them seeing a lot more of the employees.

Okay first off I loved the authors pretense of this story and the characters she created in this book. It was very different for me to read a book where we get two different couples. One being a M/F and another being a M/M which I really did love.

Now this is where I am going to be honest and say there were points in this book with all the dual POV’s where it got slightly confusing to me trying to keep up with who was talking to who. It did switch up a in some parts with no real breaks and it did take me awhile to catch back up. I am always on the fence with dual POV’s sometimes they work for me and sometimes they sadly just don’t. I was really on the fence with this book honestly.

But other than that I did really enjoy this book and this characters! You do get angst, mystery with this book along with a little steam too!  I do not want to give away any spoilers so I will leave this review with I can not wait to read the next book in this series and see what happens next.

I would recommend this book!

I received a copy of this book from the author for a honest review!


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