Title: Steps to Heaven
Author Name: Star Noble
Publication Date & Length: January 9, 2015 – 200pgs
Culver City police officers Steve Randall and Bob Curry have been friends since their academy days. As partners on the job, Steve’s enthusiasm and impulsiveness is a perfect match for Bob’s keen thinking. While Steve struggles to understand his newfound attraction to Bob, the two are assigned to go undercover to stop the distribution of a dangerous, deadly drug.
However, their best connection, a fashion photographer/informant, is murdered before he can spill the beans on the key players. Steve and Bob follow the trail of clues to the Steps to Heaven Club. Risking all, Steve and Bob attend a party at the club. They aim to seek out the drug backers and solve the case, but when their cover is blown, they become the hunted.
Steve has to admit, to die would suck right about now—especially since he’s finally realized his attraction to his partner is full-blown love.
This book was a nice blend of suspense and humor. It started out a bit slowly, but the pacing picked up, especially once Bob and Steve were in the thick of solving the crime. There was a lot of plot, which I really enjoyed.
I loved the detective work/police parts of the story. I thought they were well done. I don’t know how realistic they were, but I don’t really care because the storyline was interesting and exciting to read. I didn’t care much for the romance parts. They fell a bit flat for me, and the guys seemed kind of immature for men in their late 20s. I liked the rest of the plot so much better that I could happily have read about these guys without the sex or romance.
I hope Ms. Noble plans to write more about these two guys because I’d like to see them solve more crimes. Even though the romance was a bit thin, I think there’s room to develop that further in a future story.
Star Noble started writing short stories as a teenager and hasn’t stopped since. When she found the Internet and the world of gay romance she was hooked.
She has been participating in an online writing community for seven years and is looking forward to having her work published.
When she isn’t writing romantic stories about beautiful men, she’s teaching in Germany. Her other hobbies are reading, singing, travelling, drawing, and dancing.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.