Former JAG officer Will Garrett took a job as a lawyer with the Outer Spiral Trading Company for one reason only. To keep his ex out of jail. The case is over, his ex is free—and engaged to someone else. So, Will’s seeing out the final months of his contract as legal counsel for a sports team of Modern Gladiators on a Company sponsored tour of the Deneb sector. After that he must decide if he’s going to go home and become the corporate lawyer his parents always wanted him to be. Even though that prospect is what made him join the military as a JAG officer in the first place.
Fight fans love Jimmy Campbell, mighty Highland warrior, the captain and champion of promoter Lenny Sheridan’s Team Spartacus. But Jimmy is really James De Villiers, half-Scottish, half-South-African, ex-soldier. He’s only in this gladiator game for the money. He’s already older than most of the team, carrying a nagging shoulder injury, and tired of hiding his sexuality because Lenny thinks it will damage his image. One more season of this, then he’s gone. Though he said that last year too…
Will and James get together, thinking only of killing time in bed during the dull trips between tour stops. But as they grow closer and Will makes friends with the gladiators, trouble starts with team manager Lenny, who wants Will and James to split, to preserve the champion’s secret. When the gladiators are involved in a crisis on a space station orbiting a xenophobic alien world, they become the focus of all the media in the Deneb sector. James is forced to decide if keeping his secret and his career is more important to him than acknowledging his relationship with Will, whatever that costs him.
About the Author
Writer of science fiction and romance. I'm a published author of m/m and f/f romance with Loose Id, JMS Books and Dreamspinner Press.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Will Garrett signed on with the Outer Spiral Trading Company for one thing – to defend his ex in court. Now he is stuck with a year-long contract and his ex is with another. Will has been assigned to travel with Modern Gladiators to ensure the company sponsored tour goes on with no problems. Jimmy Campbell is one of the gladiators. He is really James De Villier and he is in for the money. This should be his last tour. He and Will hook up for some fun but it soon becomes so much more. Unfortunately, the tour manager wants to keep his sexuality a secret and a hostage crisis leads to more than either man thought possible. This forth book in the Red Dragon series unfolded gradually and masterfully into so many plots and subplots. I enjoyed the ending tremendously. Will deserved his love after losing his ex. Becky Black gives him the perfect story. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as me.