Gage Synclair, international, hard-hitting investigative photojournalist, is preparing for the final special report of his career…a story of deception and murder six long years in the making. And after ten years in some of the worst parts of the world, he’s ready to settle down and open an art gallery in his hometown of Chicago. The only thing getting in his way, he needs to find a competent electrician to finish the job before his grand opening.
Trent Cooper, electrical contractor, is surprised by the last minute request for a fast-paced electrical remodel, wanting nothing more than to get his foot in the door with Layne Construction. Being gay in the construction industry isn’t easy, nor is being father to his two young adopted children. Trent keeps his life in separate zones to avoid a short circuit. But when the gallery owner propositions him on the first day, Trent can’t help but think his worlds are a little too close for comfort.
Will their high-voltage passion spark everlasting love or will their lives break the circuit between them forever?
~~Ena’s 4 Star Thoughts~~
Kindle Alexander did it again for me! I fell in love with the first book I read of hers Texas Pride so I knew going into The Current Between Us I would love this one as well and she didn’t disappoint me. Trent Cooper for me was such a beautiful character. He is strong, independent, hardworking, honest, trustworthy, and will stop at nothing to give his children the life that they deserve. He puts his own happiness on hold in order to make sure they are taking care of and have the best life that he can give them. He is selfless and doesn’t have a mean bone in his body and he truly shined in this book.
Here is a little run down on Trent that will not ruin the story for you but help you better understand the type of man he is. His son, Hunter, and daughter Emalynn are his adopted children. After the death of his sister’s husband in Afghanistan when Hunter was a toddler and Emalynn was still growing in her mommas belly, Trent vowed to be by Lynn’s side through the entire pregnancy and afterwards. He stepped in as the support system Lynn needed to get over the death of her husband and bring her daughter into this world. What Trent doesn’t prepare himself for is the death of his sister during childbirth with Emalynn leaving him there to raise 2 children on his own when he has no idea what to do.
Luckily he hires a nanny, Rhonny, comes to live with them to help out with the children and she quickly becomes part of the family. No fast forward 4 years and you have a very tired and lonely Trent Cooper, two beautiful sweet loving kids, Rhonny who will do anything for her family, and Auntie Crazy who loves Trent and the kids so very much but they all just want to see Trent happy and smiling. What will make his heart beat just a bit faster and have a smile plastered across his face?
In walks Gage Synclair, photo journalist and hottie extraordinaire. Gage has been living his dream his entire life working in the field as a photojournalist and loving every second of it. Now working on the last story of his career before he retires he wants to go out with a bang and he has the story to make that happen. Gage doesn’t do relationship, commitments or going back for seconds. He believes in meeting each other, going back to bed and having a good couple of hours of rolling in the hay, and then saying goodbye in hope of never seeing each other again. For him it’s less complicated that way, no awkward emotion, no strings, just good and sexy fun.
“Your kisses undo me.”
Gage has somewhat of an ego on him but he uses it in such a cute and funny way that I seriously just let most of it slide. Deep down he is very passionate about the things he loves and he knows what he wants and goes after it regardless of what the outcome may be. He is loyal, honest, and loves his family dearly. He is sexy, fun, bright, handsome, successful, and knows how to make a man scream his name. He is who he is and isn’t shamed of letting the world know that. Gage is fearless with everything he does; he doesn’t run away from fear but runs towards it with open arms.
“These feelings I have for you are so strong. I’ve never had them for anyone before you. It’s a little scary… But I simply don’t run from fear, Trent. It’s not who I am. I run toward it and I know now without question you’re the end of this road. I want you. I want to be with you. I don’t want you to keep me at bay…but I also do understand how lonely your life is…Trent, I get the reason for your compartments, baby… I get it’s a safety mechanism for you. I also get how let down you’ve been. Okay, for you, I’ll try to take it slow, but it’s not who I am. Just don’t push me too far away. Let’s do this… Me and you…”
Oh the story heats up once those two finally decide to just give in! Kindle will leave you panting for Trent and Gage and have you craving more. The passion between those two ignited my heart and left me a puddle of mush. I can’t get over how there strong connection brought them together and held them like glue. Gage wanted to take care of Trent and give him and his children everything they ever dreamed and all Trent wanted was his love for him and the children.
“Trent, look at me. Nothing’s changed. I can feel you want me, and dear God, I want you. Let me take care of you.”
You will get to read the beautiful relationship between Gage and Trent come to live and grow right before your very eyes. Hearts will get involved and love will start to blossom. Gage will pull you in and keep you there until the very end with his sweet words or love and devotion and passionate desires for Trent. Trent will hold your heart from the very beginning because he is such a selfless man and he deserves so much happiness in his life and deserves to be taken care of every once in a while after everything he has been through.
Gage and Trent are both very caring and loving characters. Always wanting to make sure the other is satisfied and taken care of and left with only smiles on their faces. They are both very eager to please the other person and will go out of their way to make that happen.
“Look at me, handsome, my eyes are up here…that’s it, now, Trent, I want you so badly, but I want this right. We need to get you ready. I want nothing more than to be buried deep inside you, but I don’t want to hurt you. We need to take the time to get your ready.”
But with Kindle’s other book what would a great love story be without a bit of a shocker? You will be enjoying the love blossoming between Trent and Gage and you will have a grin on your face from ear to ear and then all of a sudden BOOM there it is the kicker! The one thing you never see coming and it literally smacks you across the face. I had that moment in this book the moment where my heart started racing and I kept repeating with an open mouth, “what the fuck” “what the fuck” “what the fuck”. Yep it’s here in this story and it’s a bombshell.
–Every motherfucking thing is ruined, and I’m sitting here crying over Gage fucking Synclair. – The Current Between Us
“I know I asked you to just tell me when this ended for you, but you’ve already said it loud and clear,” Trent said.
If you enjoyed Texas Pride you will love The Current Between Us! You will love Gage and Trent probably as much as I did and you will want them to have their happily ever after. The truth will come out and both Gage and Trent have to deal with that and decide if the current between them is strong enough to overcome that truth, and you find out the person you fell in love with isn’t who you think they are? What if the person you fell in love with turns out to be someone who shouldn’t have walked through your door and taken your heart? The love that Gage and Trent have for each other is strong but is it strong enough to stand up against the hate and fear in the world?