BI Special Agent Shane Lombardi is at a crossroads. His life has been on hold since falling in love with the one man he can never have. But it's time to plan for a future for himself—a future that does not include the most important person in his life: his partner.
A year ago, FBI Special Agent Brandon Jager almost died. One of his last memories from that night was his partner's declaration of love—a declaration that should have had him running. Instead, he clung to it as he fought to survive. Now fully recovered, he pretends not to remember anything about that day. It's better than admitting he knows what Shane feels for him…or what he feels for Shane.
Before Shane walks away forever, there's one last case to be solved. Kasey Crawley, a rent boy under their protection, has gone missing. They'll stop at nothing to get Kasey back—even if that means going under cover as a couple. With a little help from the infamous hacker known as The Hound, Brandon and Shane must find a way to save Kasey, while also finding out what the future has in store for them.
Tempting Phoenix, the fifth book in Kenzi Bond's North Bay Pursuits series, is a stand-alone novel, but if the characters' backstories pique your curiosity (and they will!), don't miss Finding Steele, Catching Butterflies, Hunting Hawk or Discovering Dragons.