The story follows a two detectives, Ryan Tran a seasoned detective with vast experience in domestic violence and abuse. For Ryan, his diverse background has meant opportunities. As an Omega he has had opportunities that otherwise would’ve been remained closed to Alphas, and as a Vietnamese his language has helped him solved cases that would’ve been impossible to crack for other officers. For Ryan his status has only meant good things, and great acceptance from his peers.
However, it all changes when he is put to work on a cold case. The cold case squad isn’t very welcoming, and while Ryan isn’t entirely sure how it is all going to go he is optimistic that his experience and techniques are only going to help them crack the case sooner rather than later. Nick Robles is good at what he does, but he is all about procedures and rules, cold cases are his expertise but once he is put to work with Ryan Tran things take a turn for the worse.
I really enjoyed the dynamic in this duo. Whereas both detectives have different level of experience and techniques, the combination of their skills certainly improve their odds to finding the perpetrators. Nick as an alpha is all about presence, domination and leadership. However, all that comes to a halt when his eyes fall on Ryan. I enjoyed how things started to develop around these two characters, they each understood the level at which they were required to work, they also understood their attraction and what it meant for the case and what consequences their entanglement could bring to their working relationship.
The story flowed smoothly, I found myself enjoying the background story more than I thought I would. A 40 year old cold case brought back to life exposing a family’s dark past and the bigotry of a whole town. I think the author did a fantastic job bringing the dark past and secrets of a family. The way in which Ryan & Nick exposed the racism, the taboo and exposed the brutality of a crime was thrilling. One can’t forget to mention the chemistry between these two characters, not only were their story interesting and different, but also shocking. I found myself enjoying the story more than I thought I would, the connection & attraction between these characters was explosive, sensual and flat out erotic.
Buried Passion is one of those stories you don’t know what to make of it after you finish reading it, not because it wasn’t well executed, but because while different and perhaps a bit taboo, it is so nicely crafted that one can’t find anything negative to say about it. I think the author did a fantastic job giving us a story that covered very difficult subject matter such as racism & sexism, while also including a twisted secondary story about a couple separated by the prejudice of a family, for which they paid the ultimate price.
Do I recommend this book? YES
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