by Blake Allwood

Book Cover: Romantic Recon
Part of the Romantic Series series:

Bentley’s past holds him captive until he stumbles into love. Can he finally escape his past or will he lose his new found love?

Government contractor Bentley Cummings has built a career on being ruthless, feared, and unflappable. Emotions are an occupational hazard in his work of taking down criminals and distancing himself from his family’s Mafia roots. He did this well until his current case leads to one very sexy but potentially dirty cop.

Officer Cliff Sparks didn’t know what hit him. One minute he’s working as a beat cop on the streets of Seattle, the next, he’s jobless and suspected of an art theft he knew nothing about.

All he wants is to clear his name and get his old job back. He never wanted to work for a private security company, and he certainly never wanted to work alongside the tall, handsome man leading the investigation against him.

This enemies to lovers tale twists around conspiracies, organized crime, unexpected love, and the true meaning of family. As their mutual attraction grows, so do the life-and-death dangers Bentley and Cliff face in uncovering the truth.

With stakes at an all-time high, will they hold onto their budding love, or be taken out… forever?

About the Author

Blake Allwood is a gay/demisexual man who was born in west TN, then moved to Kansas City MO after attending college in the midwest. He met his husband in 1995 and they officially married in 2015, once gay marriage was legalized. In 2017, he and his husband sold their home, purchased an RV and began traveling the country with their two dogs. Their travels provide the inspiration and settings for many of his novels.

Typically, Blake can be found relaxing in the RV or by the fire with his laptop and their Jack Russell Terrier, Buddy, curled up between his legs demanding attention. Denver, their Siberian Husky mix is often asleep at his feet or playing tug of war with Blake's husband.

Aiden Inspired (Apr 2019) is his first published novel, featuring two disparate characters from New York and Washington State who meet and develop an unlikely bond. His second novel, Suzie Empowered (Feb 2020), is a followup featuring Aiden's sister Suzie as she overcomes her fear of relationships with straight men due to a sexual assault in high school. In March, Blake returned to gay romance with his release of Bobby Transformed about an Iowa farm boy and a big city publisher. His first three novels share characters and can be read in order or randomly.

Other Books By Blake Allwood

Stand-Alone Books

Book Cover: Changing His Tune
Changing His Tune

Series: Big Bend Series

Book Cover: Love's Legacy
Love's Legacy
Book Cover: Love's Heirloom
Love's Heirloom
Book Cover: Love's Bequest
Love's Bequest

Series: Chance Series

Book Cover: Love by Chance
Love by Chance
Book Cover: Another Chance With Love
Another Chance With Love
Book Cover: Taking a Chance for Love
Taking a Chance for Love

Series: Coming Home Series

Book Cover: A Long Way Home
A Long Way Home

Series: Melody

Book Cover: Melody of the Heart
Melody of the Heart
Book Cover: Melody of the Snow
Melody of the Snow

Series: Romantic Series

Book Cover: Romantic Rescue
Romantic Rescue
Book Cover: Romantic Renovations
Romantic Renovations

Series: Transitions Series

Book Cover: Bobby Transformed
Bobby Transformed
Book Cover: Aiden Inspired
Aiden Inspired