Title: Between the Devil and the Pacific Blue
Author: Charlie Cochet
Release Date: October 31, 2015
Page Count: 60
Reviewed by: Kristin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
For the last six months, Detective James Ralston has worked the nightshift as security for the Pacific Blue Hotel, and every night at 2 a.m. his rounds lead him to the radio room where the handsome and mysterious Franklin Fairchild sits listening to waltzes as old as the hotel itself. James is drawn to Franklin, but Franklin is a man at the end of his rope, and James has no intention of getting caught up in whatever trouble Franklin is in. A heated encounter late one night sends James down a disturbing path and has him questioning everything around him, including his very sanity.
Cool. Just…cool. This was my first exposure to Charlie Cochet and what a great little bedtime snack.
Because this is a short story, the plot moves along very quickly. I found the story solid, engaging, and unique enough that I couldn’t put the book down. It was a “must finish now” story. And, because it’s a short story and a very good one at that, I don’t want to elaborate too much – this is a story that needs to be experienced firsthand.
The astute reader will kinda suspect what’s going on, but the direction Cochet takes the plot is just different enough to be very pleasantly surprising, which I really appreciated. I also appreciated that the love between James and Franklin was oh so tender, sweet and caring. So many books just jump into the rutting, so it’s nice to have something that just kinda hits that soft romantic spot.
Okay, enough gushing. Read the book!
Overall, Recommended. Definitely recommended if you like love that transcends time and physical boundaries.