Review-Bound For Trouble by E M Lynley

Daniel “Deke” Kane is a broken man, facing the end of his career in the FBI. He’s on desk duty after a botched drug raid left the suspects and two children dead. He’s got one chance to prove himself, or the only thing he’ll be investigating is the Help Wanted ads.

Ryan Griffiths has been on the run for ten years. Forced onto the streets when his father kicked him out, Ryan earns his living in other men’s beds. Finding his john dead in a hotel room drives him under the radar until a favorite client gives him a chance at a safe, clean life. But Ryan’s relatively stable new world shatters when Deke Kane catches up with him.
When Deke’s tasked to take down a drug dealer with terrorist ties and a taste for the dark side of BDSM, his only chance to get close is the suspect’s interest in Ryan, and he convinces Ryan to become a confidential informant. In return, Deke offers Ryan immunity from his past. As Ryan falls under the drug lord’s domination, Deke finds himself falling for Ryan. 

EM Lynley, a Rainbow Award winner and EPPIE finalist, has worked in high finance, high tech, and in the wine industry, though she'd rather be writing hot, romantic man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived and worked in London, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., but the San Francisco Bay Area is home for now.
She is the author of Sex, Lies & Wedding Bells, the Precious Gems series from Dreamspinner Press, and the Rewriting History series starring a sexy jewel thief, among others.

 I loved this book! There are very few authors who can weave suspense, intrigue, sexy characters, and edginess into one book. The author does that so effortlessly in this book, I actually got mad when I reached the end. I was going to read a little at a time, but I ended up reading it cover to cover in one sitting. And it is a healthy book. Yet I still wanted more even though it was the middle of the night when I finished. This book is so good, I don't even have a word for it!
Deke Cane is an FBI agent being pushed out because of a terrible outcome to a mission. He was so traumatized from the losses, he is suffering from PTSD like symptoms. It destroyed his previous relationship with Timothy, yet they are still friends. He is wasting away in cyber hell monitoring social networks. When he finds some discrepancies in some reports, he is allowed to help on a case. The higher-ups are hoping he will screw this up so he can be fired, but one boss, Serah, has faith in him. He hopes it isn't misplaced. Ryan Griffiths is a rent boy trying to start over. One of his clients from the club he danced at is giving him a chance away from all that. He takes it because it will also help his friend Gina as well. They are roommates and work together at an organic grocery. Ryan had been involved in a death, but he only knew in his heart who had done it. He wanted the bad Russian involved to pay for it, but he knew no one would care about some dancer/rent boy. So he called in a false lead to the FBI. He hadn't heard anything for a couple of weeks, so he thought it was over. When the FBI pulled him in to be a CI, he figured if the bad guy went down, it did not matter why. To protect his new life and Gina, he had to get a job at a BDSM club. He finds out that he is a submissive, and he likes it. When he ends up interacting with Deke at the club, sparks fly. Too bad he can get close to the bad guy, Petrov, and likes it. Nothing good can come from that, right? As the trouble ramps up and becomes bigger than anyone expects, the plot thickens. How will this work out? Who all will die before it is too late? Can Deke survive this mission? Who is helping the bad guys and who can they trust? Will Ryan drop everything for the Russian? You have got to grab this book! It is so good, I feel a mighty book hangover coming on. This book raced up into my top 10 books of all time! You just gotta love a great read, I know I do!

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