Rating: 2.5 stars
I think my expectations led to my downfall with this book.
I think the tag of romantic suspense and thriller would not be my choice for Lines in the Sand. I was expecting gunfights and two men (who would be deeply in love with one another) on the run from the mafia or police. What I got instead was these two guys meeting, having a nice (i.e. quiet) drive down south, and living together. And in the span of time that Carl and Pete are trying to etch a life for themselves, there's misunderstandings, realizations and great sex.
All pretty tepid and domesticated, if you ask me.
I'm also not a fan of the whole "bad guy" (i.e. former hit man) developing a guilty conscious all in the name of love. I dunno, it didn't jibe very well for me and happened all-sudden like for me to buy this change. Meh.