Landry and Gage have just moved in together and are browsing a flea market when Landry spots an interesting old mirror. The stall owner sells it for what Landry thinks is a ridiculously low price. While cleaning the mirror, he finds what looks like a treasure map, and the hunt is on. Meanwhile, Gage and his partner are engrossed in a money laundry investigation that seems to be going nowhere, until a friend of Landry's is mugged while delivering a package.
This second outing of a mystery centered around Treasure Trove Antiques solidifies the relationship between bratty submissive Landry and his put-upon-but-loving-it police detective dominant boyfriend, Gage. Landry's boss, the owner of the antique shop, as well as Gage's partner Sancha, are both back to liven things up. We also have the addition of Landry's best friend Petey, another submissive who gets involved with dominant fireman Carlson.
Gage and Landry remain faithful to the characters we were introduced to in The Lucky Cat. Landry is one of those people who can't seem to stay out of trouble, which keeps Gage on his toes. The relationship between the two is almost too sweet at times, but it's definitely not dull.
The central mystery sparked by the purchase of the mirror is a bit of a boy's-own adventure. While it leads our two heroes on quite the chase, the ultimate resolution is a bit anti-climactic. However, the mysteries in this book are mainly to provide some of the dramatic drivers. The main storyline is the developing relationship between Gage and Landry.
“The Gilded Mirror” is available from Amazon.