Book Reviews

Suspicion (Diversion 7) by Eden Winters at Rocky Ridge Books

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Law Enforcement / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 05-January-2019

Book Blurb

Lucky “Simon Harrison” Lucklighter left behind his criminal past to become one of the best agents in the Southeastern Narcotics Bureau. He’s found a committed partner in fellow agent Bo Schollenberger and built a life. 

Now, enemies within the SNB and a friend’s betrayal leave him nowhere to turn—not even to his mentor. 

His boss’s life, the future of the SNB, and Lucky’s career depend on him. With the help of his lover, an old enemy turned ally, and a man Lucky thought he’d seen the last of, he must stand and fight for what he believes in.

Even if he has to step outside the law.

Book Review

“Being with someone for a long time changes the way you see the world. It also changes you. Everything from how you act to the way you think shifts in ever-so-slight ways...” ~ Joshua Wolf Shenk, (‘Powers of Two’)

Lucky and Bo, of ‘Suspicion’ by Eden Winters, have been together for a long time now. They have been through some good times and some bad times. Their life has not been boring. As odd as it may seem, each have “tempered” their behavior for the good. They have a clearer understanding of the other’s nature. For example, sometimes Lucky has become less reckless and Bo a bit more adventurous. However, some of their greatest challenges are yet to come.

Lucky’s sister decides to move near Lucky. During the time it takes to relocate, sell the house, etc., she leaves her sons with Lucky and Bo so they can become acquainted with their new surroundings. The youngest nephew has no trouble doing so, but the older one resists the idea. He does not understand why Lucky, who hasn’t been in their lives so far, is so eager to be there now. Lucky is confused by the boy’s attitude and has no idea how to win him over.  Fortunately, easygoing, practical Bo is very good at being an uncle. The kids respond well to him for which Lucky is eternally grateful, but it makes him feel even more inadequate. Bo and his sister tell Lucky that his nephew needs time to adjust. Patience is not Lucky’s strong suite, but Lucky does try, even though he doesn’t see how time will help considering his nephew won’t talk to him.

Besides his issues at home, things are difficult at work as well. Lucky’s boss and “savior” who has covered for him so many times in the past, is retiring. Walter calls him into his office to tell him and Lucky is gobsmacked. The idea of Walter not being part of the agency is simply inconceivable. Lucky and Walter have grown to appreciate each other over time even though Lucky has never expressed how he felt about their relationship. As they are speaking, Walter takes a drink of his coffee and collapses. Now Lucky fears that he will never have a chance to do so.

I knew that I liked Lucky before, but I didn’t realize how much until this book. I’ve become so accustomed to him over the length of the series, shaking my head at times at his impatience and mistrust of everything. However, Lucky goes through some dark emotional times in this story that brought me to tears more than once. Fortunately, Eden always finds a way to make all the suffering worth the emotional growth that comes along with it. I’m relatively sure that fans of the ‘Diversion’ series will be as emotionally moved about the book as I have been. Thanks, Eden. I doubt I will ever grow tired of visiting with Bo and Lucky.   





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 281 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-January-2019
Price $5.99 ebook
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