Never Say Never by Nicole Edwards
A Sniper 1 Security Novel, Book 2. M/M Romance
Ryan Trexler has devoted his entire life to his family’s security business. And now that he’s slated to take over the reins for the company, RT knows that his life is only going to get more complicated. Add in the fact that he’s lusting over one of the men who works for him and RT knows that there are some serious tough times ahead.
Zachariah Tavoularis—nicknamed Z—has been employed by Sniper 1 Security for a decade. Despite being known as the most loyal enforcer outside of family, Z also has a reputation of being quite the playboy, though that was based more on rumor than fact. When an assignment comes up that forces the two of them to work together, Z knows it’s time to show RT he’s not the man he thinks he is.
Can they complete the mission, despite the fact that it puts them in a tenuous situation, bringing them closer than either of them ever expected? And will Z allow RT to convince him that they can never be together, no matter how much they both want it?
Wow. Yep, wow. I didn't think any M/M romance could top off Ethan and Beau, but I was completely wrong. Z and RT sent me on a roller coaster of emotions and I could only hope I would be thrilled with the ride. I knew from reading the blurb that this was going to be a great book, but I had no idea it would land on my favorites list. I have to say that each book Nicole writes gets better and better.
It was no secret to those who knew them that Z and RT were gay. Neither one was ashamed of their preference and openly shared their likes. Z has wanted RT for years, but he knew RT was not ready to give into any type of relationship. However, the more time went on, the more he knew RT wanted him too. Z only had to bide his time and make it known that he wanted RT as well.
RT wanted Z like he was the last drop of water in the desert; however, he learned the hard way not to mix business with pleasure. After being burned in the past, he has no desire to go down that road again. But the more he is with Z, he more his resistance starts to slip.
When they are forced to work together, will their thirst for each other finally be quenched? Will RT finally let his guard down and be the man Z needs him to be? Will Z finally get his HEA? In order to find out, you HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK! I promise you will not be disappointed.
There are so many things I want to say, but I'm afraid of giving spoilers. I LOVED this book. Z is without a doubt my favorite Nicole Edwards character. His wit, funny remarks and his strong devotion to his family make him the type of man everyone wants in their lives. This was such a great read and I can't wait to see what Nicole has in store for us next!
(unedited excerpt - subject may change prior to publication)
“How’s the business goin’?” Travis asked as he steered Ryan toward a booth near the front of the bar.
“Busy,” Ryan answered.
“That’s a good thing, right?”
“Of course.” Ryan smiled as they approached Travis’s wife Kylie and their husband Gage. “Good to see y’all again.”
“Same here. Have a seat.” Gage motioned toward the opposite side of the table as he slid his other arm over Kylie’s shoulders and pulled her close while Travis grabbed a chair.
Flipping it around backward, Travis straddled the seat, placing his elbow on the table. Ryan didn’t miss that Travis’s other hand disappeared under the table, likely resting on Kylie’s leg if he had to guess.
“We weren’t sure you’d be able to make it,” Travis said.
Ryan knew he could always be called back to work at any time, depending on the case, but he didn’t need to tell Travis as much. The man ran a multi-million dollar resort, so he understood. “I’m glad I could.”
“How’s Z doin’?” Kylie asked, peering toward the back of the room where Z had been pulled away by his friends a few minutes before.
“You know Z. Nothing gets him down.”
Gage smiled. “Seems he’s quite interested in you.”
Knowing better, Ryan still turned to glance in Z’s direction. He thought for sure he’d be busted stealing a look, but Z was paying him no attention.
“And you’re quite interested in him,” Kylie noted.
Ryan’s head snapped back around to face her. He was about to fire off a rebuttal, but her smile silenced him.
“Leave the poor man alone,” Travis injected. “He’s in denial.”
“I concur,” Gage added.
“Why’s everybody gangin’ up on me?” Ryan questioned, unable to hide the smile.
“Seemed like the thing to do.” Travis took a sip of his beer.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their three kids, and four rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing about sexy alpha males, Nicole can often be found with her Kindle in hand or making an attempt to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on Facebook and interacting with her readers - even when she’s supposed to be writing.
Nicole also writes contemporary/new adult romance as Timberlyn Scott.
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