"Bell writes a meaty romance that you can't put down, and it's a worthy addition to the M/M contemporary romance genre."
—RT Book Reviews on Loose Cannon (Woodbury Boys #1)
Premed student Tobias Benton is making amends for his past. He keeps his head down, mouth shut and colors within the lines. But when his close friend Ghost goes missing, Tobias will do whatever it takes to get answers—including using blackmail to enlist some help. The last thing he’s looking for is romance.
Private investigator Sullivan Tate isn’t above a little breaking and entering to solve a case, but when Tobias catches him in the act, it's almost game over. Their uneasy alliance only gets more complicated when Sullivan learns that Tobias shares his interest in kink. Mixing sex and work could kill Sullivan's career, but Tobias's acceptance of Sullivan's darkest urges is nearly impossible to resist.
Side by side, Tobias and Sullivan spend their days searching for the truth and their nights fulfilling their respective fantasies. But the answers they seek are far more dangerous than they realize, and soon they find themselves fighting for more than just each other.
Hard Line is a RT Top Pick!
Hard Line is also a Lambda Literary Recommended Read!
"Bell continues to write romantic suspense stories that will thrill and delight readers" --RT Book Reviews
"[Bell has] pulled a threepeat with Hard Line" -- The Novel Approach
"Very well crafted...an absorbing plot" --Gay Book Reviews
"A great read that was incredibly addicting" --Alpha Book Club
[A Few Things About Hard Line]
1. This is the second book in the Woodbury Boys trilogy. Although this story is about a different couple than the first book, many plot threads do carry over. I've tried really hard to make sure people can pick up this book without reading Loose Cannon first, but your mileage may vary.
2. This book has scenes of BDSM, explicit sex, and explicit violence. Plus cursing. There's a fair amount of cursing. There are also non-explicit references to violence against children. If you have concerns about any of this, feel free to email me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Hard Line is a full-length romantic suspense novel of 120,000 words. It does not end on a cliffhanger, although some plot elements will carry over to the next book. Hard Line comes with the Carina Press Romance Promise (HEA guaranteed!).
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