Published September 9th 2015 by KA Books
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?
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Valor is code for Rafa Castillo, the POTUS' son. His family is Republican and they are Hispanic. Quite an intriguing thought for a high ranking official in the White House, right? Well, Keira Andrews played with the idea and came up with a fantabulous story.
Rafa is gay, closeted and in hiding. Every decision he makes is based on a best foot forward. He is just waiting and biding his time for when his father's second term as president is finally done. Then, maybe? Just maybe, he can finally go leave, get to be the chef he'd always dreamt of becoming and have the family he'd always craved for. With a loving man by his side. In the meanwhile, he is lying low and out of sight. That is, until he looks up and sees his new bodyguard. Oh boy.
Shane is a Secret Service agent. He worked hard to get to his position and makes sure he puts the right foot forward at all times to guarantee his career is stable. In this day and age of stupidly idiotic economic storms, he needs a stable job. He is not willing to endanger it for any thing or any one. That is, until he gets to know the young man he is babysitting for the remainder of the current president's second term is over. No!
Well, of course I loved this story! For one thing, its action packed and there is mystery that endangers both MCs lives. And then there is the fact this is an May December romance. Yes! Erotic older lover! And so hunky, strong and romantic too. Ms Keira really nailed it on the head with this latest release.
You like Keira Andrews? You like erotic older lovers? This is the book for you. Oh, on a side note, this was a really fast read.
Note: The only thing I am disappointed with is this: It. Ended.