Monday, September 21, 2015

Book of the Week: Valor on the Move by Keira Andrews

Author Keira Andrews
Published: September 7, 2015
Publisher: KA Books
Length: 250 pages


He’d give his life to protect the president’s son. But he never expected to risk his heart.

Growing up gay in the White House hasn’t been easy for Rafael Castillo. Codenamed “Valor” by the Secret Service, Rafa feels anything but brave as he hides in the closet and tries to stay below the radar in his last year of college. His father’s presidency is almost over, and he just needs to stick to his carefully crafted plan. Once his family’s out of the spotlight, he can be honest with his conservative parents about his sexuality and his dream of being a chef.

It’s definitely not part of Rafa’s plan to get a new Secret Service agent who’s a walking wet dream, but he’s made it this long keeping his desires to himself. Besides, it’s not like Shane Kendrick would even look at him twice if it wasn’t his job.

Shane’s worked his way up through the Secret Service ranks, and while protecting the president’s shy, boring son isn’t his dream White House assignment, it’s an easy enough task since no one pays Rafa much attention. He discovers there’s a vibrant young man beneath the timid public shell, and while he knows Rafa has a crush on him, he assures himself it’s harmless. Shane’s never had room for romance in his life, and he’d certainly never cross that line with a protectee. Keeping Rafa safe at any cost is Shane’s mission.

But as Rafa gets under his skin, will they both put their hearts on the line?


The second I read the blurb I knew this book would be mine! It had all the things I love in one. Money, Power, men in suits! When I read it I realized it was that, and so much more. Shane is a secret service agent pushing 40, Rafa is the president’s son, 21, closeted. Rafa stole my heart early in. I wanted to hug the shit out of him and make his whole life better. Of course, that’s what Shane is for. I will say this, I cried! Shane’s partner, Alan has a hell of a life full of guilt and sorrow and I broke for him… But where there are secret service agents, a closeted son, and terrorists, there’s suspense! And I was on the edge of my seat for that entire part.
Shane and Rafa’s “love” is effortless. But maintaining it is like trying to dance in a minefield and the grass is on fire and there’s no water, oh yeah, and people are shooting at you. LOL.
I seriously loved this book. It’s a book that has everything!

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