Title: November Rain
Series: Fire and Rain, Book 4
Author: Daisy Harris
Genre: Contemporary/ Multicultural
Length: Novella (121 Pages)
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (September 2nd, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Detective Joe Klamath is used to guys falling on their backs at the arch of his commanding eyebrow. Yet he can’t seem to get a read on a cute, department-store sales guy. The vagrant who just walked in, though? He’s easy to read. He’s dangerous.
Joe’s training kicks in, but as he wrestles the gun-wielding man, he gets shot.
Raised in a conservative Ethiopian community, Elias Abraham keeps his natural attraction to men under wraps. But Joe’s heroism moves him to care for the man who saved his life. After all, Joe is hurt. Chances are slim he’ll demand the types of things boys in college always wanted. Sex acts Elias wasn’t—and possibly never will be—ready for.
Gradually, Joe’s easy confidence softens Elias’s resistance. But as Joe’s healing progresses too slowly for a man of action, and trouble brews in Elias’s family, Elias begins to wonder if he can handle the pressure. Because though he hasn’t given all of his body, he’s already given all of his heart.
Review: This story caught me off guard. I wasn’t really expecting the way it turned out. I mean I knew that in the end Joe and Elias would end up together but how they got there was the surprise. Joe comes off as a jerk in parts of the story but then you realize that it might be a way to block what comes at him. He was supposed to go to his ex’s wedding, but he didn’t want to go looking like he was down. He was pissed at the way it came around but he didn’t want it to seem like he was hurting from it. So he decides to get dressed up for it, which meant he needed to go shopping.
What he had not expected when he went to the store was to find a very cute and tempting sales clerk. Elias was raised in a very conservative Ethiopian community were Elias could not tell anyone that he was gay. So he had always kept his attraction to men under wraps. Never dating or going out with other men as friends. His only relation living in America was his brother and his wife, but he was afraid of what they would say and do. He lived with them and knew that they would kick him out if they ever found out or worse he would be dead to them. That is at least what he expected from them.
What he had not expected was a very sexy detective looking for clothes or saving his life from a crazy vagrant carrying a gun. Joe had gotten hurt helping him, so it was up to him to help Joe heal. The problem was his feelings were messing with his head and somehow it was just very difficult to explain it to the hardheaded detective he was falling in love with. Joe didn’t understand why Elias hid it, but he would deal with it. The problem was Joe had a temper and being injured wasn’t making it easy to deal with.
I found myself getting caught in this story. It was fascinating and exciting, trying to figure out what they would do next. I love the fact that every time Elias shied away from Joe he could not think about him or want to see him. You can just feel the love that each man was feeling. It was like watching to bull’s charging at each other. They were passionate and full of fire, even if they start slow, because of Joe’s injury.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves cops, tender-hearted men, excitement, a bit of danger and falling in love. This book has all of that and so much more that will drag you in. It caught my attention from the start and kept it all the way to the end.