Acts of Faith
Cost of Repairs, Book 4
Rey King has settled into his new life with Samuel Briggs, and his catering business has taken off to the point he’s brought a business partner on board. Yet something is missing. He’s still haunted by the pain of losing his daughter, Faith, in a custody battle six years ago.
Then, one mo...more
I was pleased to see that we got another Rey and Sam book because their story felt unfinished without Faith.
Rey and Sam really get put through it in this book but it's by their own doing. A lot of miscommunication and jealousy take front row seat in this tale. So does darling Faith.
Some people really didn't like David and I don't know why. I didn't really think he brought the issues Rey and Sam were having to the table. The issues they had were all developed by them being stubborn. Da ...more
Where it appear that the relationship has grown even stronger since the events of the first book, Sam and Rey fall back into old behaviors when several big changes occur at once. The book is well written and the characters remain true to themselves. While I don't always enj ...more
Mostly irrational, overprotective, miscommunication-because-your-head's-stuck-up-your-butt drama llama problems.
My GOD! I wanted to smack Rey so many times. Sam isn't spared either. He gets some stern finger-wagging.
(view spoiler)[And how do you not look in the car! (hide spoiler)]
Add in the hilariously distracting typos (talk drink of water, mandolins in kitchen cupboards) and the Reign/Sam and ...more
After the whirlwind events that accompanied the beginning of their relationship, Sam and Rey have settled into a ro ...more
A year and a half after settling into a life together, Sam and Rey are happy and comfortable: Sam is still doing solid work as a patrolman, Rey is about to start a catering business with a new partner, they are living in a home they love, and they are even more devoted to each other than they originally were. All of this ha ...more
What is so clever about the way it happens here, is that it is all so believable. There's no excessive melodrama or theatrics required to build a narrative. The worry, the extra stress, the pressure is very real and heartfelt.
Everytime that sliver of ice chips into Sam's heart, I felt for him. Every rash decision Rey makes out ...more
Some of the dialogue did make me cringe a bit. For instance:
“I guess I’ve been selfishly thinking about nothing except us. I’m so sorry for that.”...more
“I know, and I forgive you. I don’t want to keep fighting about these same things.”
“Neither do I. I promise to keep my irrational jealousy under control. I trust you, and I want you to succeed
I loved t ...more
I love this series. In book four, we pick up again with Sam and Rey. *sigh* I enjoy stories about established couples. Here, Sam and Rey have been through thick and thin and are happily moseying through life when everything is suddenly thrown upside down by a wittle 7-year-old ... oh, and a hotty bussiness partner. I liked experiencing the challenges, triumphs, and setbacks. The emo in me preened at the angst (and there was lots) in this book. Ultimately, however, I felt that Sam got th ...more
At first I was all on Reys side when Sam started being an ass then suddenly Rey starts acting like a brat. Seriously the way he treated Sam after the fights was so wrong.
Faith was sweet, and had me choking up a few times, her pop pop even had me feeling a little sorry for him.
Overall this was an engaging read, plenty of drama, a few tears and a sweet romantic ending.
I would have liked to see a little more closure to the David storyline, but I also hope we'll be seeing him get his own book.
They went through a lot during Cost of Repairs so I was hoping this would be a walk in the park for them, just a casual catch up with them with a few new additions to their lives - boy, was i wrong.
These poor men had the od ...more
A "Live Your Life, Buy The Book" Review
Eighteen months after meeting, Reign King and Samuel Briggs have not only survived the eventful start to their relationship, they have settled into a strong and loving partnership. But between Rey taking on a (hot) new business partner to help expand his catering business and Sam's work hours as a Third Shift beat cop, life is starting to get a little complicated. Then Rey gets the unexpected, exciting and somewhat scary news that his ...more
I love Rey and Samuel... they were my favorite this whole series...
I'm so glad that Rey got his daughter back; he deserved to have her in his life and I"m glad not only for him but for Faith as well. She was mistreated and abused by the person who kept her away from Rey and I was glad she wasn't around to do that anymore.
I also k ...more
Read Crissy's review in its entirety here.
At the beginning of the year, I was lucky enough to read and review A.M. Arthur’s Cost of Repairs for you. I told you of two broken men who fell in love and struggled to keep some semblance of a relationship, the obstacles that nearly tore them apart for good, and the love they shared that gave them strength. Well, ladies and gentlemen, Samuel and Reign are back! I could not have been mor ...more
I'm waiting on pins and needles for the release of book 5, "Foundation of Trust", and hoping that Owen's son has a bit more personality to contribute to the story than Faith's well-behaved, overly-careful meekness contributed to book 4.
I love kids that have lots of energy and perso ...more
It was great to see Rey and Sam's story continuing in Acts of Faith. Seeing them adjust to such a change in their relationship with the arrival of Rey's daughter, Faith, really showed how awesome they are together. Both of them have issues they need to deal with, but they do with like adults and together. The major issue I had with this book was the character of David who was really interesting and just seemed to disappear in the later third of the story. I hope that A.M. Arthur continu ...more
This story completely drew me in and made me love the characters. I sensed that the previous story had a longer path and this book took us further in the journey of these two lovely and loving men. I also appreciated that the writing was tighter and overall I could not be happier to read more by this author.