“Being in a relationship, that’s something you choose. Being friends, that’s just something you are.” ― John Green
BLURB: It’s 1996, and Mark Vincent, senior special agent of the Washington Bureau of Intelligence and Security, has been assigned the task of assassinating the head of a terrorist organization in Europe. When the mission goes south and he’s ordered to take a vacation, he reluctantly goes to Paris, where, in a little bar called Le Petit Homme, he sees a man who intrigues him. However, like ships passing in the night, they go their separate ways, only to meet again the following morning, and over breakfast, the man introduces himself as Louis.
Is it too much of a coincidence? Perhaps, perhaps not, but Mark is intrigued and, unable to resist, he gives his name as Rick. A comment of Louis’s leads Mark to assume Louis hustles for a living, so Mark decides to “rent” him for the week. Unbeknownst to Mark, Louis has his own reasons for going along with the charade, which leads to… the start of a beautiful friendship.
REVIEW: If you look at the title of this book it will tell you everything you need to know about Mark and “Louis”. I grabbed this title as soon as I saw it on the coming soon page on Dreamspinner. I have read and loved each book in this series and I was so excited to see another title.
If you have read the series you know that Mark Vincent has a “friend” in Paris that his current lover is VERY jealous of. Well, in this story we get a glimpse at how these two became “friends”. What we also get to see is why Mark has such a hate on for one of his co-workers and for a very short period of time Mark lets his guard down and we can see a small part of the real Mark Vincent.
I thoroughly enjoyed this glimpse into Mark’s past, and I can only hope that we might get to visit with him and his team again.