Title: Valor on the Move
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher/GR Link: GR
Genre: MM Contemporary
Vice: Secret Service, Politics, May/December
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Lock this book up: 3 keys. The sex is hot and supports the story
Satisfaction: HEA/HFN but very satisfying
Cover Impressions: I love it!
Best Line: “…and he was never letting go.”
Synopsis: 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?
Impressions: Keira Andrews is an auto-buy for me, and this book supports that life philosophy.
I started this book this morning, and I read it so quickly I had to double check the length. It was definitely a novel, I just loved it so much I couldn’t put it down! This was delicious escapism, and I loved every moment.
Rafa was so endearing and innocent, but I really loved the strong core he had. He set his needs aside for years, but when push came to shove, he stood up for himself and the man he loved.
Shane was also super sexy and totally believable in his love for Rafa. I respected his concerns, all totally valid, but I loved the journey he went on to find his happiness.
I loved the details about the White House and the first family, and I enjoyed the suspense and action. What really made this a great joy to read was the slow burning love between Rafa and Shane, and the filthy, delicious talk that both men shared.