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No Good Deed (2010)

– tekijä: Lynn Lorenz

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They say no good deed goes unpunished. Two men are about to find out if that old saying is true...Captain Daniel Chan works for the Riceland Police Department. It's a small town in Texas and he's the only Chinese American on the force. He considers himself bisexual, but when he meets Mark Montgomery, a gay man, he falls hard. But being with Mark means he'll have to commit to being gay. Mark won't have it any other way.Mark's a man with a terrible past and he's in hiding from it and the man who tried to kill him so long ago. When he meets Dan, it's a chance at healing old wounds and finding a new life. But it also means exposure, and that's something Mark's avoided for years. When he's thrust onto center stage after a shooting, he turns to Dan for protection.But even in a small town, things can get complicated. Political maneuvering, shady real estate deals, and men's ambitions all collide, catching Dan and Mark in the middle. Will the forces they encounter destroy them and their newfound love, or will it bind them together?… (lisätietoja)
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I suppose that, when you start a cop themed story, violence and danger is what you are expecting, and probably the cops in question to not have a particular deepness, macho man sure, but nothing more. Plus if the cop is also bisexual, you lift your brows with a bit of scepticism, bisexual men usually are not so well welcomed in romance, they have give the idea to be undecided. Actually this is a point that would be worthy of more attention, why bisexual men, or women for that matter, aren’t allowed to be hero, but maybe this is not the time, and it would distract people from the book in question, and it’s a too good book to have it.

Anyway Daniel Chan, the Chinese-American captain of a small police department in an even smaller Texan country town, is probably the first bisexual man I like in a romance. He has always known to prefer men, if he can choose, but sometime he couldn’t, like when is ultra-conservative family wanted him to marry a good Chinese girl, or when he moved in a small town USA where being gay was not an option, but a calling for bashing, and so he had his share of women in life; and then he is also honest with himself, and he can recognize when a woman is attractive, and he has even an ideal when speaking of them. Daniel has quite a straight mind, no pun intended, he likes men and women, more men than women, but he knows that he can love only men, and since for him it’s not allowed to love men, so he is alone. If asked he replies that he is bisexual; but when he falls in love for a man, and that man is gay, and he wants a monogamous relationship, than that means that Daniel is gay, simple like that, no sweat on it.

It’s so simple for Daniel, as it is simple for him to admit that he is in love for Mark, the man he met in the line of duty and that now seems to be the only important thing for Daniel. All right, Daniel knows that it can’t be simple for them to openly live their relationship, that they will have to face some cold attitude, but again, balancing the pro and cons, to have or not to have Mark, for Daniel again the solution is simple, Mark comes before anything else. And if with Mark come also all his trouble, a very traumatic past experience that left him broken, first in body and now in soul, Daniel, with all his patience and love, is ready to patch him up. It’s like dealing with a skittish horse, but if someone is up to the task, Daniel is the man.

Daniel is really a wonderful character. He is not a brooding cop, so deep in the closet to have lost the feeling to be free. The people who are really near him, like his best friend Jeff, know what he is and who he likes, only that Daniel is not making of it a public question. Probably there is not even a reason, he has not a special someone in his life; but when that special man makes his appearance, then Daniel has no doubt that, to love him, he has to do the right thing. But it’s not even a question of sacrifice, there is not tortured decision, not beating himself on the bad fate, it’s again, the simplest thing to do, smooth like that, simple like that. One glance in the deep pools that are Mark’s eyes, and Daniel knows that the time is arrived.

I also like that Daniel is not a self-righteous man, sincerely that type of man are boring and sometime even nasty. Daniel has his weak points, he sometime is even depressed, and if it’s convenient, and not dangerous for any living souls, he is also able to forget the book and stretch the law a bit. Basically Daniel is a good man, with all his faults that make him even more good.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/160272816X/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
  elisa.rolle | Jan 29, 2010 |
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They say no good deed goes unpunished. Two men are about to find out if that old saying is true...Captain Daniel Chan works for the Riceland Police Department. It's a small town in Texas and he's the only Chinese American on the force. He considers himself bisexual, but when he meets Mark Montgomery, a gay man, he falls hard. But being with Mark means he'll have to commit to being gay. Mark won't have it any other way.Mark's a man with a terrible past and he's in hiding from it and the man who tried to kill him so long ago. When he meets Dan, it's a chance at healing old wounds and finding a new life. But it also means exposure, and that's something Mark's avoided for years. When he's thrust onto center stage after a shooting, he turns to Dan for protection.But even in a small town, things can get complicated. Political maneuvering, shady real estate deals, and men's ambitions all collide, catching Dan and Mark in the middle. Will the forces they encounter destroy them and their newfound love, or will it bind them together?

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