Review: Valor on the Move by Keira Andrews

He’d give his life to protect the president’s son. But he never expected to risk his heart.

Growing up gay in the White House hasn’t been easy for Rafael Castillo. Codenamed “Valor” by the Secret Service, Rafa feels anything but brave as he hides in the closet and tries to stay below the radar in his last year of college. His father’s presidency is almost over, and he just needs to stick to his carefully crafted plan. Once his family’s out of the spotlight, he can be honest with his conservative parents about his sexuality and his dream of being a chef.

It’s definitely not part of Rafa’s plan to get a new Secret Service agent who’s a walking wet dream, but he’s made it this long keeping his desires to himself. Besides, it’s not like Shane Kendrick would even look at him twice if it wasn’t his job.

Shane’s worked his way up through the Secret Service ranks, and while protecting the president’s shy, boring son isn’t his dream White House assignment, it’s an easy enough task since no one pays Rafa much attention. He discovers there’s a vibrant young man beneath the timid public shell, and while he knows Rafa has a crush on him, he assures himself it’s harmless. Shane’s never had room for romance in his life, and he’d certainly never cross that line with a protectee. Keeping Rafa safe at any cost is Shane’s mission.

But as Rafa gets under his skin, will they both put their hearts on the line?

Oh, I loved this! But it is Keira Andrews. So, there's that. It's a given.

Being the son of the POTUS, Rafa had people watching his every move, all the time. He worked really hard at staying in the closet for his parents benefit. He was pretty successful at it, too. That is, until he received new security duty, Shane. 

Rafa developed a huge crush on Shane, which really put a wrench in his whole "stay in the closet for the sake of the family" plan he had going on. But really, who wouldn't have a huge crush on Shane? I know I certainly do.

So Rafa had a crush on Shane and he also had another secret. Well, not a secret, but something else he had to keep hidden for the sake of his family. Are you ready? *whispers* He likes to cook. I know! So glad he kept that one to himself *side eyes the family*. He secretly cooked delicious meals in the middle of the night and guess who's ready and willing to be official taste tester? You guessed it. Shane. OHMIGAWD, their little midnight dates were to die for. Adorable and sweet and full of delicious tension. Their chemistry was simply amazing.

Since Shane was security for Rafa, any sort of relationship was highly inappropriate and Shane planned to nip that one right away. He worked really hard to get into the White House and he wasn't going to throw it away on a crush. But Shane simply could not stop thinking about Rafa. And when Rafa was in danger, there was just no denying it. Shane was in L.U.V. Gah. They were so hot together. And loving. I could feel all the love coming from them every time they were together.

I admit, there were a couple of times I had to suspend my disbelief. But my love for Rafa and Shane more than made up for it. Their story grabbed my attention from the beginning and I stayed up late to finish it in one go.

Another hit from Keira Andrews I can add to my favorites shelf. I'm 99.99% positive that my next read from her will end up there, too.

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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