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Deuce of Diamonds
A novel of mystery and romantic gay love, book two of Ian Coulter's Amethyst Cove series
Double Deuce Review Snippet

KC Kendricks has created a splendid as well as an exceptionally enjoyable follow-up to
Double Deuce. -
4.5 Nymphs from Chocolate Minx at Literary Nymphs Reviews
Private investigator Ian Coulter has a knack for finding
trouble even when he’s minding his own business. Ian’s in
the midst of a routine weekly job for movie star client
Saylor Blackwood when the man confides he thinks he has
a fan turned stalker. Ian stays close to Saylor to observe
the people around him and gets an unwelcome shock
when FBI agent Rick Mohr contacts him.

Rick Mohr has a problem. Ian’s name just popped up on an
FBI watch list. Rick knows it’s guilt by association where
Ian is concerned, but what about Blackwood? Rick won’t
allow Ian to get dragged into the mix when he’s not
involved. For Ian he’ll break whatever confidentiality rule
necessary.  

It doesn’t take long for Ian and Rick to join forces to clear
Ian’s name and get to the bottom of out what’s going on in
Amethyst Cove, because on or off the case, together is
how they work best.
INTRO:

“I think you need to explain that to me, Rick.”

“I can’t. I logged on to run a weekly update. I…I have your name on a private watch so I can, um, sort
of see if anything exciting happens in your world. So when it popped, I backtracked it. I don’t have
details yet.”

“Local law enforcement personnel get a mention anywhere? If Foxy or Bunson got my name added, I
need to know.”

“I thought of that and checked. No mention of them. Listen, Ian, I’m not in a position to have any
right to judge you for anything you do, but be careful with him.”

“Damn, I wish…Rick, I had a really hinkey feeling last night. Like something was off kilter and I can’t
bring it into focus. I can’t say it’s Saylor himself, but something is bugging me and I need to figure it
out.”

This time Rick’s silence didn’t disturb me because I knew he was thinking. He sighed audibly. “I don’
t like the sound of that. Your instincts are really good.”

“Thanks for the compliment, but I’d appreciate ideas more.”

He laughed softly. “You are an action kind of guy. Seriously, give me a day or two to dig around, and
I’ll get back to you.”

“Don’t do anything stupid, Rick. I can back away from Blackwood, no harm, no foul, and he won’t
know why. I can tell him we stepped over the line last night, so I can no longer have him as a client.”

“Ian.”

The quiet pain in his voice brought me up short. Did he regret his choices? I refused to say
anything that would sway him one way or the other.

“I’ll be careful, Rick. I promise. Since you’ve given me a tidbit of intel, I need to go check a few
things on my end. Thanks for letting me know. You didn’t have to.”

“Yes, I did. I don’t want you caught up in whatever he may be doing, if he’s doing. Now I can tell the
task force looking at him you’re not involved.”

“Thanks for having my back, man.”

“I’ll always have your back. I’ll call you soon.”

“Okay. Later.”

“Ian…”

I disconnected before he could say more and the three thousand miles between us became an
impenetrable wall of silence again. It hurt. I took a few deep breaths to ease the ache in my chest,
but it didn’t work. It never did.


EXCERPT:

His gaze slammed into mine, hot with anger that didn’t touch me. “I was a fool to walk away from you.
‘One more try’ he said. What a joke.”

“I’m sorry.” And I was sorry he’d been hurt.

“Jesus, Ian. I knew when I left you standing there on the street, leaning on your car tipping your hat
at Frank Bunson, it was a mistake to give Johnavan a last chance.”

He’d seen my little act of defiance at Frankie-boy? Huh.

“Why was it a mistake?”

His mouth dropped open. “Why? Why? Why the fuck do you think?”

“I think all sorts of things, Rick. I’d like for you to tell me the truth so I can make sense of some it.”

“It was a mistake because I’d met you.” He sighed heavily. “I didn’t …my heart wasn’t
really in giving him another chance.”

“And yet you did.”

“I wish I could lie to you, Ian, but I can’t. I’m not that big a bastard. You know what I thought? I
thought I’d get him moved back east where he’d be happy and I’d be free to move on.”

I winced inwardly. Rick wasn’t a cold or calculating man in his personal life. “So how’d that work out
for you?”

“How the fuck do you think?” He scrubbed his palms over his face. “I’m not good doing things to
deliberately hurt people. He didn’t find a job right away, so I couldn’t just say ‘bye’ and leave him
without rent money, now could I?”

That sounded more like him. “No, you couldn’t. Did he get a job or find someone else?”

Rick looked at me, a mix of emotions on his handsome face. He shook his head and rolled his eyes
at the ceiling. “I came home from a day at the office and he was all packed and ready to go. It seems
he used me as his ticket back to New York.”

“Oh, jeez. Hoist with your own petard.”

“Yeah, Shakespeare. I was. So I said it was fine and decided to enjoy a couple of weeks of solitude
to make sure my head was out of my ass. Then you fucking call me and you’re going the fuck out
with movie star Saylor Blackwood and I’m a fucking idiot!”

My joints went to jelly as the realization he was jealous I’d tricked Saylor sank into my brain. I
grinned at him. “You’re not too fucking stupid. You are here now.”

“And you want to sleep on the couch!”

I echoed his tone. “Well maybe not!”

We stared at each other. He licked his lips. “Really?”

I held out my hand….

KC Kendricks has created a
splendid as well as an
exceptionally enjoyable
follow-up to Double Deuce.
-Literary Nymphs Reviews
This series is best read in the order below.
Double Deuce

Ian is one fine hero.  Rick does match him but Ian has lots up his sleeve to counter Rick’s tricks.  The
two together make quite a pair and it is together they can solve this case which leads them to
counterfeiting, insider trading and blown up yachts.  And that is just the beginning.  Add corruption and
lies and you have Double Deuce.  KC Kendricks knows how to spin a yarn that will keep you glued to the
pages.  – Elise, Sensual Reads

KC Kendricks has a distinctive writing style.  The characters are amusing and the plot is delightfully
unexpected.  I fully enjoyed Double Deuce. - Chocolate Minx, Literary Nymphs Reviews
Ace, Deuce, Trey
KC Kendricks has created an impressive saga. The romantic portion of the storyline gives the
background of how Rick and Ian progressed into their current scorching relationship together.
I very much enjoyed Ace, Deuce, Trey.
- Literary Nymphs

This is an intricate and complex plot. With a PI who has a FBI agent for a boyfriend, you know
that there is going to be crime and mystery woven through the plot.In fact, it was hard to put
down at all. I found myself sneaking to my tablet to catch a few pages when I could. The mystery
adds a bit of thrill and danger and the romance is sweet. - MM Good Book Reviews, 5 Hearts