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(Invicta #2)

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What is your sanctuary?
For Mickey, he never needed one, he was his own. Until now. In a situation spinning out of control, Mickey is forced to make a move and he's not sure how to handle it. He's an intelligent, self-reliant man who never depended on anyone for anything, but now he is alone for the first time in his life, scared.
By accident, he ends up at Invicta, the
Kindle Edition, 1 edition, 201 pages
Published October 12th 2014 by Encompass Ink (first published July 11th 2014)
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Mindy (Naughty Book Snitch)
Heat Level: 4 out of 4 flames
Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
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"Sanctuary: A place of refuge or safety. Shelter, retreat, hideaway, hideout, haven, refuge, harbor 'People automatically sought a sanctuary in time of trouble.'"

Hellooooo cliffy! Dammit!

son of a bitch

I don't feel good today so I'll make this brief. Of course the sex is amazing... it is Piper Kay were talking about here. I did have a problem with the way Mickey was handled right
Caroline Brand
Aug 28, 2014 rated it really liked it

Following straight on from book 1 Invicta is now open for business and Kade and Holt are determined to treat the young male dancers that work for them as part of one big family. The difficulties they suffered at a young age are never far from their minds.

This is Toryn and Mickey’s story.

Mickey reminds people a little of a young Kade. Tattooed, brash, cocky and quick tempered but in the last 12 months all his self confidence has been leeched out of him. An abusive
Tracy Perry
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this Piper. I didn't want the story to end! I read the book in one sitting, it was that good & I didn't want to stop reading it! I'm happy that nothing happened to the puppy or I would of lost it! My heart was in my throat a few times with that. Oh my gosh , I hope Mickey & Toryn get to have their HEA & get their exes out of their lives for good. I was so happy to read that Holt & Kade are still so in love & had some of their story in this book too :)Can't wait for ...more
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sometimes in our lives, there are situations that happen that may make us run, fight or put our guard up. For the men of Invicta, they have all been in situations that have caused them to do just that.
I have to admit, this story started off a little confusing for me with all the alternating POVs.

But, once I got a handle on who was speaking I really enjoyed this story. From the get go, I knew that Toryn was going to be a character who was full of passion. I was surprised by Mickey’s character.
Lauri James
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m-favs
I love the series. We continue to follow our MCs from book 1 I adore the relationship between Kade and Holt, former go go boys now owners of Invicta a high end dance club in Houston. Mickey finds his way to Invicta after fleeing an emotionally abusive boyfriend Trevor. Kade and Holt recognize the fear and anxiety in Mickey and correctly guess he has had a difficult time in life. Mickey sees Toryn on the stage and is enthralled. There is a chemistry between the two. Boy is there... fans self. ...more
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holton and Kaiden's story continues with added characters who grab your heart. Older and wiser they try to help younger versions of themselves. The club they opened (Invicta) is a success and now their goal is to show their employees compassion and let them see that even though life can be hard there is always a way to happiness if you work hard for it. Toryn and Mickey are kindred spirits so it's not surprising that they each have a past involving psycho exes. This series is Fantastic and I ...more
Leslie Boyer
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What do you get when you cross a cocky but sexy troubled young man in a bad relationship with a club dancer who has had some bad experiences of his own? You get chaos... and chemistry! You get Mickey and Toryn! You get Invicta:Sanctuary!

A second book in a series always has to be as good as the first and with Invicta:Sanctuary, Piper Kay does not disappoint! She gives us great characters like Mickey and Toryn who are as complicated as they are adorable and sexy and makes us fall in love with
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Where do I begin? Invicta: Sanctuary is a tale of passion. If you've read the first Invicta--and I suggest you do before reading this sequel--we get to see some of the original characters from the first Invicta installment. However, make no mistake, this is not a retelling or a direct continuation of the first book. This book is all about the newbies that are bringing it on the Invicta stage. At its core Invicta: Sanctuary is mostly about breaking free of other people's constraints and embracing ...more
Maria York
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh my what an amazing and yummy m/m read! This book is awesome and not like any other m/m reads that I have read! Mickey is a hot blonde man who is dealing with a twisted twit of a man that try's to control him! But the way he tries to control him is just evil! Until he meets Toryn! Toryn is one sexy, hot and flexible man! He's so yummy that Mickey can't seem to leave him alone! Just an amazing read!
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Once again Piper Kay has you addicted from the first page. The story of Mickey and Toryn has you laughing, worried, yelling and then blushing at just how damned hot it gets!
But most of all it wraps around you and gets under your skin - cannot wait to read more of these amazing men's story, bring on book 3!
Sep 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm enjoying the Invicta Series...I absolutely fell in love with the characters. My one disappointment is the stories are too short and too many lose ends...also i'm not sure if they story I read included those 4 additional chapters...
Tori Thompson
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Oh no…. This book is kind of a mess.

Mickey is taking a few minutes to hide from his abusive boyfriend, and ends up in the parking lot of Invicta, where he is forced out of his car by Kade and Toryn, Kade actually has his fingers around
Gay Media Review
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Invicta: Sanctuary Book 2 in the Invicta Series by Piper Kay!

Mickey has never needed a sanctuary before, that is until now. He is forced to make a move as his current life is spinning way out of control. Now alone for the first time in his life he must realize that he has no choice but to depend on others but doesn't come easy for him. Now through a complete accident he finds himself at the cities newest and hottest Go-Go dance club , called
Inked Reads
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Four and a Half Stars

This story has some abuse described. If you're sensitive to that, do not read.

I thought that this book was far better than the first. Mickey and Taylor's story is one that is probably far more common than not. I did like that the first book was tied in - that Holt and Kade were doing what they could to help better kids who would otherwise have nobody.

Taylor is a new dancer - he is living his life away from a bad past. Mickey is someone who is fighting to gain his own
Char Moore
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Liked this book!!

Really good book! Can't wait for part two of this book. I liked Toryn from the first!! It took me a minute to get into Mickey, but I like him a bit more now. Love that I got to see Kade and Holt again. I love them both, so it was good to see them again. Can't wait for book three!!!!
Valerie Degeorge
Jun 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book you get To witness so many emotions in this book meet new characters follow the original ones Kade and Holt and follow their dreams share Toryn and Mickeys flight and learn about their pasts and how they deal it's a must read can't wait for more of this series from Piper Kay
Definitely a five star read highly recommended
Kelly Romero
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book.Loved the club and loved the sex. It keeps the story of Holt and Kade going but also focuses on Toryn and Mickey and they budding but difficult relationship. Everyone at Invicta has a past they want to move far away from. I can't wait for the next book to see how it all comes together.
Jun 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this story, even more than the first one. The story did involve the guys from book one as vital supporting characters, while introducing a new couple of struggling young men both dealing with the fallout of failed relationships with psycho exes.
Denise GremoryKohta
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is filled with powerful men. You've got Kade and Holt from book one. They are doing what they can to have a safe environment for dancers. Toryn is on of those dancers. It seems he has demons in his past. Mickey is running from his. These boys might be able to comfort each other but can they make the long haul? This book ends on a cliffhanger. You know what I'm reading next. ...more
Zane Kage
Oct 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-5
3.5 stars
Rainbow Gold Reviews
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well damn. Yep that pretty much sums it up. Holy moly what did I just finish, that was…..brilliant. When I asked Piper if these can be read as stand alones, she told me “no they should be read in order.” Well let me tell you they “shouldn’t” be read in order, they “MUST” be read in order. You must read book one, then you must read book two, followed by you MUST read book three. This series is seriously addicting.

This book is different from most first person POVs, in the fact that there are not
Oct 25, 2014 rated it did not like it
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Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun read. It pops in right after book 1 and showcases 2 new characters. We briefly meet Toryn at the end of book 1, but now we get to learn about him, and what drew him to the club. We learn just how much alike Mickey and Toryn are and understand why they are so drawn to one another. This was a fast paced read and the ending left me wanting book 3 right then and there. Book 3 continues their story and lets us learn about what the outcome of Toryn's past will be. I have this need to ...more
Oct 22, 2014 rated it liked it
October 28th to October 30, 2014

This was the second book in The Invicta Series. This was the story of the relationship between Mickey and Toryn. The characters were kind of rushed and not really given much of a background. I understand that this was sort of a short story but I didn't realize that it would end in the middle of the best part in order to make book #3. I have to say I was very disappointed and think it some how could've ended better to make me want to buy the next book. Now I'm just
Sue bowdley
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well I think I like this one better than the last if that's possible....the first was amazing this was utterly amazing.....I loved Mickey and his attitude and Toryn....damn they were hot together...but omg..that ending...Toryn's past ex finding him....I know this continues in the next book but damn do i really have to wait....We also get a bit of Kade and Holt in this too...I think Piper's writing as come a long way and am loving this series
T.L. Travis
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another treasure

The twists and turns make you hold your breath. Everyone just wants to be happy while others want to ensure they are miserable. I can't wait to see how things pan out.
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: set-aside
I think the author tries really hard to help readers visualize the dance moves of the MCs on stage, which is a not insignificant portion of the series. But this proved a little challenging for me to appreciate. When combined with a bit of plodding and predictability, I couldn't keep going.
Oct 31, 2014 rated it liked it
The low stars are only because it doesn't end in a good way!! Actually it leaves a big gaping hole!!
The story is good but wished it was all one book instead of two. I hope they get their HEA.
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it

Mickey and Toryn have a past they are both running from but will finding love help them get through to a future.
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ugh...why is this a cliffy? I'm so looking forward to see how Mickey and Toryn's story ends.
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Piper Kay was a homegrown country girl straight from the outskirts of Houston, Texas, USA. She was employed with Encompass Ink, Hot Ink Press and CHBB Publishing. (Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing) Whether YA, Erotic Romance, Western, or Drama, she always remained solely dedicated to stories in the M/M and gay romance genres. Piper is a #1 International Best Selling author of LGBT ...more

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