Book Review: Behind Iron Lace – Mercy Celeste

via Goodreads

via Goodreads

Darcy Butler is the editor of an e-magazine who’s still testing the waters in New Orleans after moving his operation to save expenses. Unhappy and heartbroken, things quickly shifted when he met Caleb – a photographer who sought a freelance job while attending personal stuff in N’awlins. The sexual tension sizzles between them out of the city’s summer heat but Darcy’s still having a hard time accepting his identity. Caleb on the other hand was easily drawn to the closeted editor but is hesitant to pursue things forward due to his grim past that still haunts him until now.

I really liked how the author presented the twist at the end of the story and the big reveal regarding Caleb was actually quite shocking. I loved the easy chemistry between Darcy and Caleb – it was very suited with the location. I could easily picture New Orleans in this book. I just wished it was a bit longer though. I feel that there’s more to these two guys. Nevertheless, the story’s compact retelling simply shows how good a writer Mercy Celeste is.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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