Title: Stranger in Black
Author Name & Publisher: Devon Rhodes (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date: August 10, 2016
Before Christian can end his relationship with a closeted cheater, he needs to see the evidence firsthand. He disguises himself and attends a masquerade ball escorted by a friend, in search of the Stranger in Black. When he finds him, he gets something entirely different—and much more erotic—than he expected.
Wearing a black-and-gold mask, Jarrod is on the hunt for Chris, the “other woman” his best friend’s fiancé is having an affair with. But a sexy vision in a white gown captures his attention and takes his breath away, which is strange, since he’s gay.
One by one, the pieces fall away, exposing their dual deception. After the masks—and the pants—are off, Christian and Jarrod must work together to support a friend… and maybe become something more than strangers.
First Edition published by Amber Quill Press, LLC, 2011.
The characters are all playing a part in the beginning. I really liked the anonymity, but at the same time, I found that it made the story somewhat jumbled.
The friend and girlfriend were great secondary characters. David is so very loyal and also hopeful and then you have Mira who is just trying to figure out what she really wants out of life. I do hope they get their own story.
Jarrod and Christian make a great couple – they have instant chemistry, but take the time to make sure they connect on a different level. It helps that they have friends who get along. I also like how Rhodes chose to deal with the cheater, Carl. I think that it was tasteful and well thought out.
I have always had my nose in a book and my head in the clouds!
Now I’m finally doing what I love as a career.
When I’m not lost in my imagination, you can find me in beautiful Oregon