Wranglers: The Defense Rests [Wranglers, Book III]
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by Vivien Dean
Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Romance
Description: The sequel to Amber Allure best-seller Wranglers: Voir Dire...
They started out on opposite sides of the conference table. Now, lovers Sam Kimball and Derek Rossi find themselves assigned to the same case, for the first time since they started sleeping together. There's only one problem...Derek doesn't want to take the case.
Derek's frustration has both men lashing out at each other. Somehow, they have to find a way to resolve their differences before the situation destroys what they have...
NOTE: Don't miss Wranglers: Judgment, the fourth and final story in the series, available January 2010...
Genres: Gay / Contemporary / Series
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: June 2010
18 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [80 KB]
Reading time: 47-67 min.
"5 Stars!...This is the third book in a four-part series...You can certainly read it alone--it is a great story!--but if you like Sam and Derek as much as I do, you'll want to back up and start with the first two books...Vivien Dean has written yet another deftly erotic book that will grab your attention and make your heart beat a little faster. Her writing style takes you inside the thoughts of these two exceptionally intelligent, focused--but very different--men, both in an explicitly erotic sense (whew! hot!) and in an intellectual way, as they deal with the case, their jobs, their commitment. It just doesn't get better than this. I highly recommend this book."--Carole, Rainbow Reviews
"4 Nymphs!...Once again Ms. Dean has written another fast-paced and realistic look into the lives of these two intelligent, hardworking and independent men. She's done a good job expressing the unhappiness and uncertainty of both Sam and Derek in learning the details of their upcoming court case. That goes double for Sam's much easier acceptance of why the client needs them and Derek's unhappiness and anger at the possibility of being forever labeled as 'that gay lawyer.'...The men are still having vocal and loud disagreements, but that only means the makeup sex is that much hotter and intense. I'm anxious to see how this case makes a difference in their personal and professional lives. Read and enjoy."--Mystical Nymph, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"4 Stars!...I recommend this little book to those interested in the genre and fans of the author and the series."--Aunt Lynn, Reviews By Jessewave
Once they were alone, Sam whipped a furious gaze back to Derek. "Do you mind telling me what the hell that was all about?"
Derek snorted. "Like you don't already know."
"Let's pretend for a second I'm not as smart as you give me credit for. Enlighten me."
Twisting in his seat, Derek looked at the front door, as if to check to make sure Rudy really had gone. The mask he'd worn for his boss had vanished by the time he turned back. Fury mingled with frustration, and now every ounce he'd held back was focused on Sam. "You do realize Rudy wants us on this case because we're gay, right?"
Sam couldn't help but gape at him. He'd said the words. Sam had suspected that Derek's mood stemmed from something along those lines, but he hadn't anticipated him actually saying it out loud.
"He gave it to us because we're good."
"And it's an HIV case. For the firm, it's all about appearances."
"That theory might hold water if the client was, oh, say, a gay man. Which she's not."
"Because you think it's a gay disease?" When Derek didn't respond right away, Sam shook his head. "You know, I always knew you hated getting pegged--"
"The word you're looking for is 'pigeonholed.'"
"So what if it is? I can't say I'm all that fond of labels myself, but face it, Derek. You're gay. That's part of who you are. People are going to slap that label on you whether you like it or not."
"A part of who I am." Derek stuck up his index finger in adamant indication. "Just one. But you know as well as I do that once people see that, the rest of what you are disappears. I don't have to sit back and take it."