11 March 2015

Nights Like These by Chris Scully

 Starting over sucks. At forty, Miles Koprowski thought he had life all figured out. He had a nice car, a hot young lover, and a cushy job… and then he didn’t. Call it fate, or karma, or a downturn in the market, but this opinionated cynic is now forced to play rent-a-cop in a dying office building in the burbs just to make ends meet. Throw in an unhinged ex, a coworker who hates him, and a hot new boss, and suddenly everything is uncertain.

Miles doesn’t plan on liking the night shift or becoming embroiled in a mystery that reawakens old passions and puts him in danger. And he certainly doesn’t plan on falling for the overbearing head of security, Colton Decker, former soldier and doting dad. But nights like these can change a man, make him start to believe there’s more to life than a high-paying job and a warm body in his bed. With a thief on the loose and his new job in jeopardy, Miles will have to decide what’s truly important. He might discover things he never knew he wanted… as long as he makes it through the night.
Miles is a forty year old gay man that for the last year has been unemployed. He finally lands himself a job as a nighttime security guard at a building that among other things troubleshoots photo copier issues. On his way from work he literally runs into Mr. Perfect and coffee is spilled, after Mr. Perfect buys him a replacement and tries to give him his business card, Miles is mortified he runs away. Once Miles realized that Mr. Perfect is in fact Colton, basically his boss, and that boss needs his help to stop an art thief Miles can’t stop thinking about his boss who maybe married, maybe straight and defiantly has his mind going places it shouldn’t.

 I just loved Miles! That sassy, mouth of his, knowing it’s going to get him in trouble but he says it anyway. And Colton, trying so hard to do the right thing, but Miles always thinking no way would he want me and turning it around. And of course the caper, who’s taking the painting, prints and exchanging them for photo copies? All the secondary characters just make this into a very good and well rounded story, with some good loving thrown in.


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