Poker Night: Pocket Pair

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Poker Night: Pocket Pair

Book three in the Poker Night Series

Trey Huggins survived an attack by a maniac rapist/murder, but he's not so sure about his friends' pitying glances.  Trey knew that answering the online ad was stupid, but he was just so lonely that he couldn't help wanting to take a chance on finding love. 

Principal Cole Harding was disturbed when he heard that Trey had been injured, after all he's been in love with Trey for years, but his position as a School Administrator doesn't allow for the slightest sign of inappropriate behavior.  As Cole learns more about the circumstances behind the attack he finds himself unwilling to let Trey go even to save his career.

This book put me through an emotional "I want" wringer.  I wanted Trey to have the courage to lean on his friends and keep looking for love, I wanted Cole to decide that a relationship with Trey was worth the risks, I wanted both of them to be brave enough to try and I wanted the bad guy caught in the worst way.  Luckily I got all that and more.  There were not as many intimate scenes in this book as you would normally see in one of Ms. Lynne's stories, but that fits well in my opinion.  If there had been more the story would have seemed forced.  I enjoyed the glimpse into the next books characters and how they interact, can't wait to read it.


Book Blurb for Poker Night: Pocket Pair

Contemporary/ Gay     
Total-e-burning
Novel
 
For three years, Trey Huggins has watched and wanted Principal Cole Harding. As a teacher in the high school where they both work, Trey knows it'll never happen. Even if Cole was gay, he'd never go for a guy like Trey.
 
Seeking love in other places, Trey meets a man online and finally agrees to a drink. What he gets instead is a trip to the emergency room in the back of an ambulance. With the school year swiftly approaching, Trey fights to overcome his physical limitations as well as his constant fear.
 
For twenty-five years, Cole has managed to keep his private life separate from his job. Extending a helping hand to a colleague shouldn't be a big deal, but the feelings Trey invokes in Cole are anything but professional.
 
Can the teacher tutor the principal in love, or will class be out for these two before the school year even begins?

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2009 4.75