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Secrets and Lies (2008)

by Amanda Young

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"After the near genocide of his race, Teague Johnson now spends his life hiding in plain sight. In a city populated by humans and nightfeeders alike, he and his brother are forced to cloak themselves in forged histories in order to blend in among the hierarchy of society. When he's not working at Oasis, the sex club he and his brother own, Teague keeps to himself. He relies on strangers to feed his sexual desires, but anything more intimate is off limits. A nosy boyfriend snooping around in his business is the last thing he needs.

Kyle Drake's arrival at the club makes Teague rethink his favorable stance on one-night stands. From the very first touch, Teague can't get enough of Kyle. Their weekly trysts give Teague a reason to anticipate the future -- until Kyle unexpectedly disappears.

A visit from an old friend thrusts Teague's life under a microscope and endangers everything he holds dear. Allegiances are tested, and the lines of friendship blur in a race to stop an inhuman killer. Kyle's fate hinges on Teague's ability to untangle the intricate web of secrets and lies before it's too late.
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  amarynt | Jul 28, 2010 |
Here a book which is a good mix between paranormal suspense and light comedy. Blinking an eye to the Dark Hunters of Sherrilyn Kenyon, Amanda Young tells us a vampire story introducing two vampire breeds, the Daywalkers and the Nighfeeders.

The Daywalkers are the original ones, men born vampires, almost immortal, who are a lot stronger than normal vampires. But if they 'infect' a simple human, they produce a Nightfeeder, a lesser vampire weaker than them and with all a sort of allergies, like that to sun.

Teague and Cadge are among the last Daywalkers. They live among humans, hiding their nature to avoid the same death of their parents, killed by unknown hand for the only guilt to be a Daywalkers. Before the story starts, Cadge lost his lover Adrian, and now lives like an hermit, searching to unveil who killed his parents; I quite didn't understand if Adrian killed himself or if he was killed. Anyway the only link with the world for Cadge is his brother Teague.

Teague is a club owner and a bit of a heartless type, or so he wants to show. He has a lover, Kyle, whom he meets only on Saturday night for a quick fuck on the backroom of his club. He doesn't want commitment and usually he prefers to not have repeat performances with the same man, but his body seems to disagree with his mind, and every Saturday night it pretends to have its moment with Kyle. And Teague lets his body lead everytime he sees Kyle.

But Kyle is not so content with the relationship. Even if he enjoys every encounters with Teague, he is not a man for no string attach relationship. He wants to build something steady, he even wants maybe to have a family sooner or later. And so, even if the sex is fantastic, he is of the idea to have a clean break with Teague. But before one of the two can take the final decision, Teague's dangerous life claims its toll and involves also Kyle.

The story is good, of the right lenght, 160 pages, it lures you into this paranormal world but manages also to be enough funny to not be too compelling. At first Kyle seems a quite steady and prim and proper man, but when he is around Teague, he becomes a bit of a twink, all cuddle and whines, but not so much to be annoying. Kyle has the right dose of weakness to be the perfect partner of Teague, that is not the perfect alpha male hero; Teague is a bit of a cracked hero, probably the real alpha man is his brother Cadge. Teague is more a man of body than mind, he is lead by his instinct more than his intellect. It's good sometime to read of men who are not so persuade to be always right.

Probably Amanda Young plans to tell us also the story of Cadge and Red in the next future, actually even if this story has an end, it's not so definitive to close all the points, there is still space for a bit more on Teague and Kyle, both on their own, or like supporting characters of another story.

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  elisa.rolle | Jun 18, 2008 |
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From Loose Id:After the near genocide of his race, Teague Johnson now spends his life hiding in plain sight. In a city populated by humans and nightfeeders alike, he and his brother are forced to cloak themselves in forged histories in order to blend in among the hierarchy of society. When he's not working at Oasis, the sex club he and his brother own, Teague keeps to himself. He relies on strangers to feed his sexual desires, but anything more intimate is off limits. A nosy boyfriend snooping around in his business is the last thing he needs. Kyle Drake's arrival at the club makes Teague rethink his favorable stance on one-night stands. From the very first touch, Teague can't get enough of Kyle. Their weekly trysts give Teague a reason to anticipate the future--until Kyle unexpectedly disappears. A visit from an old friend thrusts Teague's life under a microscope and endangers everything he holds dear. Allegiances are tested, and the lines of friendship blur in a race to stop an inhuman killer. Kyle's fate hinges on Teague's ability to untangle the intricate web of secrets and lies before it's too late.
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