Cops, security guards, correctional officers. They’re more than sexy men in uniforms. They have lives, they fall in love, they fight and they deal with dangerous situations. These are their stories.
Compromised by Ethan Stone
Book One in the Uniformity series.
Kash never thought he’d find true love working at a maximum security prison, but that’s exactly what happens.
Correctional Officer Daniel “Kash” Kashaveroff is single, gay and working at a maximum security prison in a small town in Nevada. Not the best job or town in which to meet men. He wants to fall in love again but isn’t actively looking.
Then he begins working with a new partner, Zane Davis, and his life is turned upside down. Kash is attracted to Zane but isn’t sure the sexy man plays for his team. When the gay or not mystery is solved, Zane and Kash begin a relationship that starts as friends-with-benefits but soon becomes a committed one.
Zane is bisexual and as much as he cares for Kash, he is still drawn to women. The attraction to the fairer sex creates problems in the relationship but Kash is committed to making it work.
While dealing with his relationship issues, Kash also becomes friends with an inmate named Cody Ives. Becoming personally involved with an inmate is against the rules, but Kash believes in the young man’s innocence and insists on proving it.
I'm in love. Yes, it's not often that I say this about a book. But, I love this book. I love the characters, the plot and the care and obvious affection that went into bringing the stories of these characters into life.
Let's start with Daniel Kashaveroff whom everyone at his work place refers to as Kash. He is a single gay guy who works at a high security male prison. His last relationship was a disaster as he'd been in love with a married man, Evan, who was eating his cake and having it. I'll get to more about Evan later. So when Kash started working at Seely, he was heartbroken about the end of his relationship with Evan and kind of went back into the closet, per se. Well, he works in a male prison and lives in a small town, so his actions are understandable.
Also Kash is a straight-shooter. What I mean is that he is a man who obeys all the rules, he works hard and treats the people around him nicely, even the inmates. In short, he is a man of integrity and I warmed to him very quickly. Right from the first page. And I really wanted him to find a man who would appreciate him and love him.
So when he starts working with Zane and sparks fly between them, I was hoping that things would work out between them. But soon it is obvious that there are similarities between Zane and Evan. And I started wondering if Zane was really the right man for Kash.
Then things get complicated when Cody moves into the cell block and under Kash's care. Something sparks between the two of them and Kash is curious about why Cody was in jail. He starts investigating Cody's past on his free time and with the help of his ex Evan. I loved that Kash kept things with Cody on a professional level while Cody was in prison even if the affection he felt for the man was obvious. Yes, he broke some rules for Cody but he never crossed the line. It really cemented my love for Kash who chose not to take advantage of someone in a vulnerable position.
The secondary characters are brilliant too. Cody, I loved from the get go and really rooted for him to get out of jail. Even though Zane and Evan did some bad things, by the end of the story I was half in love with both of them and while I know the next book in the series is about Zane, I'm hoping Evan gets his own story too. Pretty please, dear author.
This is an all round brilliant book. I can't fault it at all. With rounded three-dimensional characters and a story line filled with suspense, mystery and romance, once I started reading I couldn't put it down. I basically ignored everyone until I finished. And when I was done reading, I walked around in a state of euphoria for a few hours. Seriously. This book put this author in my must-read list. Go and grab a copy. It's blooming fantastic.
Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.