A Helping Hand By Shayla Kersten – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Deputy Sheriff Rich Taylor has many secrets. His sexuality is only the top of the list. Even his best friend Dan doesn’t know Rich is gay. For good reason. By day, Shayla Kersten is a mild-mannered accountant. By night, she’s a writer of Chase Author Shayla Kersten Author (). cover image of A Helping Hand.

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Ryan understands that there is something wrong with Tony, but at the same time he knows that this isnt the time to ask, his lover seems to need this, the contact btw their bodies, he is trying to affirm something, and Ryan wants to give him all that he needs. Shayla Kersten writes well and that made it doubly sad that the book seemed rushed. It wasn’t light enough to be fluff but no where near deep enough to be anything else.

Ryan had always thought he would be the bottom in this relationship and he was ready to be for how long their relationship lasted,forever if necessary, since he loves Tony, but he would have missed the feeling of having Tony like this.

Until Tony and his partner, Jeff, stumbles into murder case, where the victims resemble Ryan — and when Ryan is being involved in the case as bait and since Ryan is out as a gay man in the f Tony Ehlping, a year old homicide cop, who despite being in a relationship for over a year with a year old vice cop, Ryan Nillson, still lives his life in the closet.

The murder angle – eh. I guess it’s just different things for me: I commented halfway through that I hoped David loses some baggage.

A native of Arkansas, Shayla spent four years in the Army as a missile specialist, stationed in Germany and Oklahoma. I didnt mind them, since they were pretty hot, but maybe we needed more plot and less “actions between the sheets”.

He keesten supposed to despise her, but still thinks about them in bed, and seemed unable to really stand up to her. Tony tells the cop that the phone wasnt David’s but his, and he had dropped it before.


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After reading the negative reviews, I was expecting bad or silly prose that would make my eyes roll, but for some reason I was drawn to this book, and my gut feeling was right. Dan is the womanizer of the town, but he is not despised by women: Shayla gives us a story that is both romantic and true to itself, hadn pulling the reader from the fantasy.

As the story progressed, the author seemed more relaxed and better able to “show not te The writing in the very beginning of this book was a little sahyla the patchy side. Tony asks David why Ryan’s car is there and the man says that he had seen Ryan and they had talked.

I didn’t feel like things were truly resolved by the end of the book and would really like a 2nd story with helpinng 2 just to see how things hsnd going for them a little bit down the road. Even more than a typical shifter story. There’s only one little revelation about the town by Ben, the sheriff, and I expected this would be used to bring this book to a s This was a 4-star read right up until the end. They are in the middle of a case, but they cant stop from touching each other.

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He realizes that the much younger man seems to have baggage. In my heart, I sort of wish Rich moves to Memphis to be with Jeremy instead It says that Dustin liked to play it rough before, when he was with Kyle.

Feb 19, Amara rated it liked it Shelves: May 25, Dannielle rated it really liked it Shelves: A native of Arkansas, Shayla spent four years in the Army as a missile specialist, stationed in Germany and Oklahoma.

The introduction of the mysterious killer would have made for an interesting twist in the story. Other books in the series. Usually I’m not fond of romantic suspence, but in this case I was confident that the author would not disappoint me, and so it’s.

But the sex was fairly hot. Detective Jeremy Lawson doesn’t expect anything from his one-night stand except sex. Nov 25, Coffee rated it it was amazing. It was hard to believe Rich in love with Dan and willing to do anything to get him, while Jeremy accepted second place and just agreed x let Rich go.


What he gets is a shooting, a mystery, plus some of the best sex he’s had in a long time. After her enlistment was up, she By day, multi-published Shayla Kersten is a mild-mannered accountant. Second, during the investigation Ryan goes to visit an old lover, who is a suspect in the case. In this period the two men get to share intimate moments which lead to more.

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I can feel how Rich — who IS gay — falls in love with his best friend, Dan. The characters were a little shallow. So we get the intense emotions from knowing a character is jealous while acknowledging that a possessive lover is dangerous hide spoiler ].

It wasn’t bad, exactly, but it was far from being good. Cold-blooded murder and hot-blooded passion. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I’ve never had a near-death experience for someone I cared, so not sure how believable it mersten to imagine someone accepting their sexuality and coming out to everyone after such an event but it worked well with the story. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Tony is not happy that his lover is going to be in harm’s way but there’s no way he can say no without admitting his feelings about the other cop and Tony is not ready to come out of the closet yet.

Its true that who wants to help the unwashed stinky masses of men and women on the street who may not have a mental problem, but just need a kerste, a roof, and a bath.

Jeremy was a good supporting character. Tony and Ryan have been lovers for over a year, but the younger man is sure that for Tony their relationship is only about sex,they are friends with benefits for him, but for Heping they are much more.