Shades of Gray by Brooke McKinley

Dreamspinner Press

Erotic M/M Suspense

ISBN 978-1-61581-079-6

Reviewed by Nannette



FBI agent Miller Sutton has finally got Danny Butler where he wants him. Once he gets Danny to cooperate, heíll get Roberto Hinestroza, too. Danny is a drug runner for Hinestroza and the FBI needs him to spill the drug lordís secrets and testify against him. Danny knows going against Hinestroza is an instant death sentence, but the FBI has cornered him and he has no choice.  Danny becomes Millerís personal problem when Millerís ordered to protect him. Being in close quarters with a man heís attracted to causes a lot of problems for Miller. Danny and Miller are playing on the wrong side of the law and Miller has never admitted he is gay. When push comes to shove, will Miller go with his heart or his head? With Dannyís life in constant danger, could they ever have a chance together anyway? 

Brooke McKinley does an amazing job illustrating the dichotomy between Miller and Danny in Shades of Gray. The guys not only work together, but they work brilliantly. Miller is full of contradictions. His inner turmoil is tangible and because of that, watching him fall for Danny is very moving. Millerís fear and his elation while kissing Danny for the first time is depicted with tons of genuine emotion. Danny has done a lot of things that put him in the bad guy category, but he really is a good guy, and that goodness shines through in everything he does. Miller and Dannyís relationship is as turbulent as the case surrounding them. Villains are constantly poised to strike, creating never-ending tension. From the first page, Shades of Gray is an edge-of-your-seat thriller. The case, Dannyís connection with Hinestroza, and Miller and Dannyís relationship are complex and riveting. Every moment Miller and Danny share both in and out of bed is meaningful and makes the reader feel as if they are a part of their special secret. I read with wide eyes and shaking hands as the dramatic ending unfolded.  Shades of Gray has action and anguish. Itís gritty and graphic, and it has a very poignant romance.  


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