Detective Carver Eliot has always been
hot-headed, but sleeping with a male prostitute who was
under his protection as a witness was pretty bad, even for
him. As a result, he gets busted down in rank and
transferred to Zone Six, a place he sees as a backwater
waste of his time. Unfortunately, his transfer puts him in
the sights of Lieutenant David Logan, a man notorious for
not accepting any sort of misconduct in his precinct.
Carverís determined to be good until the heat is off, but
being good is harder than he expected.
David Logan runs a tight ship, and a
troublemaker like Carver Eliot is the last thing he needs.
The only thing more annoying than Carver himself is the
unwanted attraction David feels for the man. He decides to
help Carver stay on the straight and narrow, a proposition
that gets him way more involved than he wants to beÖ
Sins of Arrogance is a fast-paced, hot story.
At first, Carver comes across as arrogant and obnoxious,
rebelling just for the sake of it and refusing to consider
his own future. David comes across as a total hard-ass,
committed to his job and little else. They have an
immediate lust/hate reaction to each other that neither
appreciates. As the two men come together, they both change
and mellow, allowing other sides of their personalities to
emerge. Watching them fight and struggle their way toward
something resembling a relationship is alternately amusing,
frustrating, and kind of hot. Secondary characters,
including the Captain of the precinct and Carverís new
partner, add interest to the plot. Thereís also a bit of a
mystery subplot, as Carverís bad behavior comes back to
haunt him in a way. I was a bit disappointed with the lack
of fleshing out regarding Carver and Davidís pasts, but
overall I found Sins of Arrogance an enjoyable
and engaging read.