Stranger in Black by Devon Rhodes

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stranger-in-blackStranger in Black by Devon Rhodes
Release Date: August 10, 2016
Pages: 69 • Format: eARC
Published By: Dreamspinner Press
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Before Christian can end his relationship with a closeted cheater, he needs to see the evidence firsthand. He disguises himself and attends a masquerade ball escorted by a friend, in search of the Stranger in Black. When he finds him, he gets something entirely different—and much more erotic—than he expected.

Wearing a black-and-gold mask, Jarrod is on the hunt for Chris, the “other woman” his best friend’s fiancé is having an affair with. But a sexy vision in a white gown captures his attention and takes his breath away, which is strange, since he’s gay.

One by one, the pieces fall away, exposing their dual deception. After the masks—and the pants—are off, Christian and Jarrod must work together to support a friend… and maybe become something more than strangers.

First Edition published by Amber Quill Press, LLC, 2011.


This was a first read for me by this author! Reading the blurb had me interested in how it would go. It was very over the top. Love makes you do some crazy ish. Christian can attest to that. He is tired of his sorta first love rejections. He’s tired of being the at “home” boyfriend. He’s convince that Carl is cheating. Ever since he’s known Carl even as young adults he wanted to keep Christian in the house to himself.

Learning that his closeted boyfriend is attending a masquerade party, Christian decides to exact his revenge. I thought it was super with the events that comes afterward. I wouldn’t dare do anything of the things in this story, but I understand what love makes you do, and how you feel. I think this was a solid novella, with major misunderstandings. Looking forward to more from this author.

About Devon Rhodes

At 39 and holding, Devon finally figured out the best way to channel her midlife crisis was to morph from mild-mannered stay-at-home mom to erotic romance writer.

She lives in Oregon with her family, who are (mostly) understanding of all the time she spends on her laptop, aka the black hole.

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