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Long Time Gone (Hell or High Water #2)

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When a tornado meets a volcano, nothing is safe.

Soldier of fortune Prophet Drews always worked alone—until Tom Boudreaux became his partner. But when Tom walked away three months ago, ostensibly to keep Prophet safe, Prophet learned the true meaning of being alone. Everyone knows that Prophet, a Navy SEAL turned CIA spook turned mercenary, can look after himself. Which mea
ebook, 270 pages
Published October 28th 2013 by Riptide Publishing
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**3.5 stars**

Props to S.E. Jakes for bringing the heat back onto my kindle! These guys are HOT together. This book is action-packed, man-loving, romantic suspense and a nice follow up to Catch a Ghost. Overall, I really liked this book but I had a few niggles that I'll explain later.

I love seeing these two alpha males together. They are macho, macho with sizzling chemistry between them. It is like when you see a picture of a bunch of hot military guys and you think... "damn, those guys would lo

OK, I have thought long and hard enough about this review. I'm ready to just write it and move on. There is absolutely nothing I can say that has not already been said, so I'm going with what my GR friend Gina said in her review.

That sums things up perfectly for me. Thanks Gina!

It deserves at least 6 stars, so GoodReads totally fails this book on it's ratings scale. It is going straight in my top 5 list, right in there with Point of No Return, The Final Line, Strength of the Pack
Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog
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Re-Read 2015

5 Stars!

Nothing else mattered, because nature’s wrath couldn’t compare to this.

I was blown away with this book!

The reunion scene alone would have been enough. Luckily for me (and you), there’s so much more.Wow! Action, answers, confessions, apologies, anguish, promises, ghosts, voodoo and gators. And some of the hottest sex around. CraZy shaking need!!!

OH, and one of the best “mine” moments ever! Okay, so it’s a little erotic, but I thought it was perfect.

Oh, oh…and the “goos
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Prophet Lovers!
For me, reading any review is a spoiler...
so this could be a spoiler depending on how you read it.
Needing someone this much couldn't be fucking normal.


Raw emotion...a fierce given without intense bond...pain...everything Prophet and Tom represent.

Long Time Gone continues four months later, after Thomas chose another partner to work with, instead of Prophet. His choices were all in the hope of protecting Prophet. But sadly, he regrets his choices and seeks to contact Pro
4 1/2 Stars - steaming hot and so beautiful with big male emotions

These gorgeous guys... so freaking awesome to get to meet them again. I love and feel so much for Prophet and Tom. It was so intense, sweaty, hot and full of emotions and strong desire. Whew, I'm exhausted. I have to collect my thoughts for a while....

A few hours later... - I feel like I'm in a slump right now and writing reviews takes too much time. Therefore, it will be a quick one. (One that I also managed to lose and had to wr
Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hot alpha males and all action hero’s… I love them! …and we get not just one but two! …it doesn’t get any better than this!!!

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If, like me you get a buzz from the danger and excitement of an action thriller, then you will love this book and this series. But there is more… Oh. So. Much. More …it’s also a romance, unconventional, yet perfect for these two damaged men, there are no words of endearment and not a soppy moment in sight but the emotion they share is fierce and intense, and the passion…
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, favorites
Here I go with again with my OMG OMG OMG!!!! I loved this book….

I don’t know how to describe my feelings for this book, Tom and Prophet are awesome together. I love their chemistry, these two had me swooning, laughing and wanting to hit both of them on the side of their heads throughout this book. Here we have book two for Tom and Prophet, hot all action alpha men!! The roller coaster starts on page one and doesn’t end till the last page. This story had me glued to my Kindle, I put off anything
♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣
Reading numero quatro, in prep for the newness that's a'comin. :D


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Update Jan 3rd 2016: I've read this at least three times, probably four. Chances are, I'd write a different review this time around simply because time has passed and review writing styles change. What hasn't changed one iota is how much I love spending time with Tommy and Proph, Blue n Mick, Phil, Doc, Mal, Cillian, and all the rest. Love.

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A Boy Meets Boy Review

*fans self*

What you will need while reading "Long Time Gone", Book #2 of the Hell or High Water series. Probably afterwards too.

Hot! Damn! Back again for round two! S.E. Jakes delivers a solid punch with "Long Time Gone". We catch up four months after the cliffhanger from book #1. I won't spoil what happens at the end of "Catch a Ghost" in case you haven't read this series yet. (Meaning: Start this series. Like now-ish)

However, you will be pretty happy with how "Long Time G
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Golden Stars and a huge thumbs up from me, this series is sooo good!! Here I am at the thought of more Proph and Tom...Happy little minions!! photo minions5_zps441803de.gif...yes, that's me on the left clapping my hands, woot!!

Think I've said everything I need to say up above, oh and just a little heads up, I highly recommend the storm scene at around It'll curl your toes and blow your socks off!!

***Re-read in preparation for the release of Daylight Again on the 3rd May 2014. Yes folks, it's just as hot as fact I can exp
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
So I was not a fan of how the first book ended, and had to keep myself medicated to prevent bodily injury to myself and others when I was done. So it was a surprise when I looked on the calendar, noticed the big red circle and remembered Long Time Gone was released on 10/28. Fortunately for me, I had the day open to be antisocial!

So we pick up four months after the events of Catch a Ghost. It’s really hard to give much new insight for this book, because if you liked its predecessor, then the seq
Tom and Prophet's reunion itself deserves 5 stars!!! Hot, steamy, sexy... breathtaking!

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Their individual past is a constant issue between them, but I hope that they will overcome it as time goes by! They have now a more solid commitment and they know that they are destined to be together... forever!

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More... I want more Tommy and Prophet!!!
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***4.5 Stars***

I've also realized that it's really never too late. For anything.

Is this series turning out to be fucking awesome???

Prophet and Tommy have got my emotions and anxiety in a huge ball of knots....much like how they are....and I'm loving every fucking minute of it!

"You are so fucking good for me and so fucking bad for me at the same time."

"It's not good if you don't have the mix of both."

In this second book, the focus is more on Tommy and his past. We are back in Louisiana d
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
3? 4? Hell...(and high water)

There were things I liked and things I thought were weaksauce.

Most of my gripes have to do with these two characters who are, in my opinion, circling the jacktard block. I've said multiple times that miscommunication isn't a deal-breaker for me, but miscommunication/non-communication as a plot device that's hammered over and over again just because is.

They say they want to be together but they don't act like it. They say they trust each other but they don't act like
Sep 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Wow... just wow.

Prophet and Tom are a serious competition to Ty and Zane!!! Their chemistry is like dynamite!!!

I loved the first book, and I think this one is even better! Tom and Prophet intrigued me in Catch a Ghost and I couldn't wait to get my hands on Long Time Gone.

It’s been four months since Tom and Prophet have seen each other. Tom works still with EE and is now running missions with his new partner Cope. Of course he can't forget Prophet. So what does he do? He sends him emails. Every f
Dec 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
««“You’ll end up with a man whose
name starts with E. And he’ll rip
through your life like a tornado.
Then again, a tornado can
handle a volcano.”»»

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««“Fucking love making you smile,
Proph.” He stroked through the man’s
wet hair. “Love the fact that you came
here for me. Weren’t ordered to. You
just came. For me.”»»

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««“Mine,” Tom growled against his
ear and Prophet whimpered—fucking
whimpered—as Tom kept his finger in
place, more pressure than an attempt to
gain entrance. He had to know Prophet
was too god
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
Let's be frank. This book? SIZZLES.

Proph and Tom have great chemistry, and if you liked them in the first Hell or High Water book, this one won't disappoint. There were some fun secondary characters in this one as well, like Tom's aunt Della.

While I love alpha males, these two, they need to do some kind of candlelight dinner cruise. I like my smut with at least a touch of romance, and sadly it was pretty much missing here.

The story moves at break-necking speed. It's all very helter-skelter on
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, bosl, ebook

Review coming soon from The Blog of Sid Love.

Prophet and Tom have taken over the top spot on my favorite hot alpha damaged guys list. When we left them in Catch a Ghost, things were kind of in limbo with each going separate ways. Thank goodness, we did not have to wait very long to see them again. Proph has been somewhat busy doing his secretive black ops missions while Tom has been trying to adjust to life with his new partner, Cope. Even though Tom was the one to walk away, he has tried to get
Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥


I still love these two.

May 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Book (reread) and Audio reviews:

Review – Book: I never would have believed that another series could even compete with the boys from the Cut & Run series, but Prophet and Tommy are the real deal, and not only can they compete, but in some ways they are so much better. Move over Ty and Zane, there is a new team in town and they are absolutely giving you a run for your money. Wow, I’m blown away here.

In this installment, Prophet and Tommy are reunited after they went separate ways in Catch a G
Marte - Thunderella

~~~~~ update January, 2016 ~~~~

Audio edition, narrator Adam North.
7 hours 50 min

Overall: 4,5
Performance: 3,5
Story: 4

Such a good book! I love Prophet and Tommy! I really enjoyed listening to this audio. I still don't think Adam North's voice for Tommy is "right", but pfft, who cares when the story is so good.
Lots of story, lots of hotness! Great to get to know more about Tommy. And their feelings are so strong for each other, even though they don't really talk about them. Actions are louder than
Jenni Lea
Dec 22, 2013 rated it liked it

*big sigh*

I just... I dunno. I don't get it. What's the big deal? This was just, well...


I don't know if it's the characters or the story but I cannot connect. It feels like I'm being given too much information. There are too many names thrown in. Too many unnecessary details. And the information I need in order to understand the plot better isn't given to me. I don't even think the sex is all that hot.

I felt bombarded by so much (what seemed to me) useless information that it left me quite c
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Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: the entire universe
Wowza, wowza, wowza. I thought Catch a Ghost was incredible, then along came Long Time Gone, the second in the Hell or High Water series. I can not do a review that will do this justice.

Tommy and Prophet have been separated for 4 months. Neither has been able to forget the other, but Tommy tries with new partner Cope working for EE. Proph tries with black ops jobs that have danger quotients off the charts. They are brought back together by a hurricane that threatens Tommy's Aunt Della in New Or
Angela Bee Bee
Long Time Gone (Hell or High Water, #2) by S.E. Jakes Long Time Gone (Hell or High Water Book 2)

Despite the hot needy creative sex, I still had trouble really caring for these guys. Everything was there, the story made sense, they had angst and issues and guns and kink, so it was good. I think the sentimentality seemed out of character, and much of the story was over the top, creating a cartoony, non-realistic feel for me. They also were just hiding out much of the time, going over 'the issues' again and again. BUT it's worth the read for the hur
John The Cosmic Wanderer
Sep 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An automatic 5 stars because of the hurricane sex scene. It was delicious, dirty and hot! Wooh!! The 2 MCs remind me of Zane and Ty from the cut and run series. I see an HEA in the future, there was a mention that Prophet would be a great dad. A wedding and a kid maybe? Cant wait for their next adventure! :)
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Re-read April 2017
Hope the last book comes out soon!!
So we left the boys with much heartache. Prophet has been roaming trying to forget Tommy by trying to save everyone and Tommy is back at work with EE in Africa and sending Prophet an email a day trying to fix what's been broken.

Warning people. This one pulls at the heart strings.

'Long Time Gone' is very much the story of Tommy and his past in New Orleans. My heart breaks for Tommy throughout his, between the 'Bad Loque' comments and the general helplessness he must of felt as a child I am not a
¸. • * ° *❧Gwendolyn❧°**★°**★

My review disappeared....I'm sad...

I read this book the day it came out and I remember this book verbatim.

I felt like I was the edge of the swamp...I felt the squish, the darkness, the running...I was mesmerized by the gator's and hated the bad people...gosh, it was FANTASTIC!

And, honestly , I'm only placing a remark on this book cuz it was still fab. I will not be doing that for many. But, this, disappearance saddens me most, cuz,


Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm, meh, disappointed

2 stars read for me.

I was really looking forward to this book. Despite some problems I had with Propet's actions I really liked Catch a Ghost and in my head I had this idea that Long Time Gone will be the book that will firmly establish this series in my heart and SE Jakes on my autobuy list.
It wasn't completely without merit. I finished Catch a Ghost more interested in Tom. I liked that bad juju cajun and when I read that second book is happening in his hometown and it deals with his past I fel
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“You’ll end up with a man whose name starts with E. And he’ll rip through your life like a tornado. Then again, a tornado can handle a volcano.” 32 likes
“Were we ever that beautiful?”
“You still are,” Roger told him. “Maybe we should make the most of the hurricane.”
“This was definitely foreplay.”
“It’s like Tumblr, the live version.”
Dave chuckled. “True. But I did not see it coming.”
“Maybe hurricanes affect gaydar?”
“How much did you have to drink?”
“Enough to pretend we can still have sex like that.”
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