Catching Chance follows the story of Andy and Chance, which began in Chasing Chance and is best read in order, as it isA Joyfully Jay review.
Catching Chance follows the story of Andy and Chance, which began in Chasing Chance and is best read in order, as it is the continuation of their story. It is a second-chance romance of sorts, or more of a second-chance at friendship with a romantic relationship then added on for the men. Andy and Chance just got together in a relationship at the end of book one after repairing their friendship, and this book deepens their bond. This book also takes us through them navigating a relationship in public when Chance is not out.
There is no doubt that the men want to be together as they explore intimacy together and Chance is brought into the group of Andy’s friends and lets a few people know about their relationship. His biggest fear is that his father will find out, but their relationship has been strained for years, and Chance has a lot to work through. The bottom line for Chance is that he is scared and he then makes bad decisions that hurt Andy. Andy is willing to compromise a lot for Chance, but he has his limits, and Andy, as well as his friends, stand up for him.
I have read a number of books by Cara Dee and she excels here in her characterization. The book is told through BennetA Joyfully Jay review.
I have read a number of books by Cara Dee and she excels here in her characterization. The book is told through Bennett’s eyes and we get a great sense of who is and where he is in his life. We also get an amazing sense of who Kieran is without ever being directly in his POV.
One of the main topics that needs to be brought up here is that Kiernan and Bennett are both married to women and both have children and carry on an affair. We are given a great sense of their lives, but they are still cheating on their wives and I know that is an absolute deal breaker for some readers. However, Dee shows a scenario that is not black and white and this story on the edge completely drew me in.
Since the book is highly character driven, not a lot can be said as their day-to-day life unravels, and we learn the circumstances of their marriages and how they came to be where they are.
This book is so many things. It’s fun with witty banter. It’s poignant. It’s intense with longing and sexual discoverA Joyfully Jay review.
This book is so many things. It’s fun with witty banter. It’s poignant. It’s intense with longing and sexual discovery. It is having to live up to incredible family expectations while taking a stand and desperately wanting to come down on the right side of history.
Every time I set this book down, I was thinking about it, and so much of this book hinges on Alex. He is a social media dream, but he is also young and flawed in the human sense and we are given immediate and intimate access to him. With his mother the first female president, it follows some of current politics, while offering an alternate reality. However, Alex’s story still remains the focus with the political arena a constant hum at his side without being overwhelming.
Alex is finishing college and wants to get right to work on his mother’s re-election campaign and setting on his own course of being elected to Congress. He has a lot of obligations and his path crosses with Henry, the Prince of England. The guys do not like each other. At least that’s what is on the surface. Henry knows he is gay, but his grandmother, the Queen, has made her feelings on the subject known and when Alex is realizing he is bisexual, his realization becomes a debriefing and a power point presentation.
A Hate Story follows up A Love Story and I feel they are best read in order. Rhys is introduced in that first book, alonA Joyfully Jay review.
A Hate Story follows up A Love Story and I feel they are best read in order. Rhys is introduced in that first book, along with Jamie and Alex, and he is an integral part of their lives. Jamie and Alex, as well as the story of Pierce (from the first book), are ever present and a vital part of Rhys’ story and it worked better for me to have had all the pieces. We also first see the aftermath of Rhys’ time with Noah in England and the emotional toll in took on him in that first book.
While the book is billed as an enemies-to-lovers story, we aren’t shown much of the time that the men supposedly hate each other. I say supposedly because I never got the strong feeling that the men in fact did hate each other. There was a professional jealousy and an attraction that they were unable to act on, but hate wasn’t what I felt we were shown. Even so, they had a tremendous amount to overcome to be together.
Reverb is the third book in the Twisted Wishes series. Mish has appeared in the first two books and David is new to theA Joyfully Jay review.
Reverb is the third book in the Twisted Wishes series. Mish has appeared in the first two books and David is new to the series. While their relationship stands alone, all of the other MCs are present and many references are made to previous situations. This book also showcases how incredibly close the band is and I appreciated knowing all the connections.
Mish is a strong female lead character. In the world of rock and roll, she can hold her own and has found something special with the guys in the band. She came from a more difficult childhood and no longer has any close relatives, but the band fills that void. I really enjoyed how Zabo showcases the found family the band has become and that is an integral part of the story. It’s not easy to be included in that closeness, but David fits in perfectly with them.
Match Grade is part of the Criminal Delights series and the books are written by different authors, but all linked byA Joyfully Jay review.
Match Grade is part of the Criminal Delights series and the books are written by different authors, but all linked by having a darker theme. This is the first one I have read in the series and it can be read as a standalone. For a series that is billed as being darker, this book wasn’t all that dark for me. Eirik is a hit man and Matt takes the law into his own hands, but this book didn’t come across to me as being overly dark. The characters are morally questionable, sure, but we first meet Eirik when he is already having a crisis of conscience.
The first part of this book had me hooked as we meet Eirik on the job. We then see how the job is wearing on him and then he meets Matt. The men spark at first glance and their first casual touch only heats the flame. The set up is then intriguing as to how these two will get together. There is action and movement and fighting, as well as some inner turmoil and heated exchanges.
Honestly, I am not sure where to begin this review. I can say with certainty that author Adrienne Wilder takes the wolf-A Joyfully Jay review.
Honestly, I am not sure where to begin this review. I can say with certainty that author Adrienne Wilder takes the wolf-shifter paranormal trope and sets it on its ear with this novel. This book is creative, brilliantly crafted, exciting, and absolutely riveting. I devoured this 500 plus page book in two days and it took me that long only because I had to sleep and eat occasionally. While there were several passages that had some fairly hefty science jargon and explanations of everything from quantum physics to the bending of time and space, I never felt overwhelmed by the explanations offered up. Instead, these moments in the text blended seamlessly with the action. There were definitely some very violent and gore-filled passages, but the author forewarns us that is going to happen and again they never felt gratuitous, but rather part of the attempt by NoX to keep he and Luca alive and safe.
This book is intense and emotional and stays that way all of the way through. It’s the story of Jamie and Alex and theirA Joyfully Jay review.
This book is intense and emotional and stays that way all of the way through. It’s the story of Jamie and Alex and their friendship, their history, the moment they knew, and the moment (or many moments) it all fell apart.
It’s not possible to discuss this book without discussing the style in which the story is told. The book is told through both Jamie and Alex’s first person POVs, with one chapter from prominent secondary character, Rhys. The book starts in present day, but then flashes back and moves forward once again in a non-linear fashion. We get glimpses of Jamie and Alex at 10, 14, 17, and 27, but the POV and time frame jumps around. The author made it work seamlessly for me and this is the type of book that appeals to me. But the style might not work for everyone and if it doesn’t resonate with you, the heartfelt story will be lost.
The book is highly character driven and relationship driven. The relationships seen are not all of just Jamie and Alex. Alex was in a long-term relationship that also left him heartbroken and it takes him a long time to reveal to Jamie what happened and Alex has never fully processed that relationship. Jamie has been with many men, but also has an incredibly close and co-dependent relationship with his best friend, Rhys.
This book opens with a style that I really enjoy as it picks up directly where the previous book ended. Viper has pubA Joyfully Jay review.
This book opens with a style that I really enjoy as it picks up directly where the previous book ended. Viper has publicly admitted his feelings for Halo and has laid claim to the man that he never saw coming. The band is getting ready for their world tour and has taken over the music world. The guys thought that after Trent left TBD their music career was over, but Halo has brought so much to their world, especially to Viper. Given what Viper and Halo go through, with Halo never having been with a man before and Viper never wanting to have a relationship, this is a smooth story that evolves between the men. There is not much drama and little angst and this book adds to and deepens all areas of their relationship.
The guys are on fire together. They have serious chemistry and Viper, who can be crass and volatile, is so sweet on Halo. The way he reacts to Halo and loves Halo is so different from the Viper everyone knows and Viper is all the better for it. He’s in a relationship, which he thinks should scare him, but it doesn’t, and Halo has a boyfriend, and he thinks that should scare him, but it doesn’t. These guys get each other as they speak the same language in their careers and their love for music and that carries over into their love for each other.
I was expecting this book to be great. I mean, I hope all books will be, but with this one I really expected a greatA Joyfully Jay review.
I was expecting this book to be great. I mean, I hope all books will be, but with this one I really expected a great story with merfolk. This book was not to my liking at all. I did not like either of the characters, nor did I care for the overall story and this was a huge disappointment for me.
When we meet up with Leigh, he is being thrown into the river. His mob dealings veered off and he angered the wrong people. Enter Tolly to save him. Tolly is miserably unhappy and given the way the merfolk are described, it’s understandable. The only allies he had, his parents and few friends, have been killed and Tolly has no one in the entire merfolk race. This background made it seem like Tolly just wanted to find love in the worst way, rather than that Leigh was his soulmate as we are told and I did not feel anything between these guys.
Don’t Fight the Spark starts a new series within Kasia Bacon’s Order Universe, but also crosses over with previous booA Joyfully Jay review.
Don’t Fight the Spark starts a new series within Kasia Bacon’s Order Universe, but also crosses over with previous books. The author recommends reading The Poison Within and A Late Bite to Eat before reading this and I would agree. I also found it helpful to be familiar with this world in general and see how these characters fit in. The author also states that she enjoys writing these books, “…in the manner that resembles revealing a new piece of a puzzle with every release.” And, that would explain somewhat of why the books in this world seem to move around in regard to characters and place.
This book is a little bit longer than some of the others and Bacon has the ability to pull me completely into this world from the first word. She is able to pack a full story into a shorter amount of space and each scene, each sentence, is handled with great care. We get caught up on the background of both men quickly and fully with a few well-crafted sentences and learn how their love story started.
Everything works in this story, from the pacing, to the tension, to the intrigue of all the characters and the world they inhabit, as well as the title itself. This is a fantastic fantasy series that never fails to deliver and always leaves me wanting more. While I do wish each installment was a little longer, I now look forward to once again spending more time in this world.
Jay Hogan impressed me with her first book, First Impressions, and then I was so ready to check out Crossing the ToucA Joyfully Jay review.
Jay Hogan impressed me with her first book, First Impressions, and then I was so ready to check out Crossing the Touchline as it continues on in the same world. We met Cam in the first book as he was friends with Michael and they work at the same hospital and we get an early scene checking back in with Michael and Josh. Hogan offered a great first chapter in that first book, and again here in the prologue, and I was immediately drawn in. I really like when that opening chapter sets such a great tone of what is to come and Hogan does it well.
There was so much I liked about this book starting with both Cam and Reuben. Their chemistry is immediate and all consuming. Their internal dialogue and the snark and the banter and the way they notice each other initially sets the scene, but then continues on and grows as the book progresses.
Dovid and Sam were both perfectly likable characters, but this book was not the one for me. Dovid is a highly successfA Joyfully Jay review.
Dovid and Sam were both perfectly likable characters, but this book was not the one for me. Dovid is a highly successful YouTuber and that is how he and his sister make their living. We are told they have over 6 million subscribers, but their videos lacked any kind of excitement for me and although Dovid and Rachel are twins and the best of friends, they lacked chemistry between them on the videos as well.
When Rachel is looking for a gaming channel, she stumbles upon Sam, who has a small following. Although Dovid is not a gamer, he is captivated by Sam’s voice and presentation and gives him a shout out. What happens next is a series of hesitant messages between the two of them as Dovid helps Sam manage the influx of subscribers to his channel. The pace of this was incredibly slow for me and not a lot happens. The guys are so unsure of how to communicate with each other and they are constantly apologizing for every little thing. It’s never stated specifically how old they are, but early to mid 20s seemed reasonable for where they were in life. However, their interactions with each other came off as much younger, more like they how early teens would interact.
Keeping a Warrior follows up Loving a Warrior and revolves heavily around life in the armed forces. The first book inA Joyfully Jay review.
Keeping a Warrior follows up Loving a Warrior and revolves heavily around life in the armed forces. The first book in the Loving a Warrior series featured two men and while this book is M/F, it keeps the continuity of the series. Where Matt and Shane were in training to become Navy SEALS in that first book, Rhys and Devon have different roles. This book overlaps Matt and Shane’s story during the time the two were separated and I appreciated having had already read their story to understand the dynamics here. Devon’s story also ties in to Matt and Shane’s as well.
Devon is a strong woman across many areas. She is consistently the only woman on her teams and has to work even harder to keep up and fit in. Devon provides cultural support during missions in Afghanistan where the local women would not be able to talk to a man and she is able bridge some gaps, if only for a moment. This is also the story of sexual assault against women in the military and while Devon’s story doesn’t play out in graphic detail on page, it is a theme throughout the entire book as Devon is now a survivor of rape by men she trusted.
Devon and Rhys’s story is set against their missions and training and you would want to be interested in reading about this as it is the main focus of the book. I did find it interesting, but not quite as interesting as Matt and Shane’s story, and I did find myself at times having to puzzle out exactly what the missions were and exactly what was expected of both Devon and Rhys. They both gravitate toward each other from the start, but Devon is understandably hesitant and Rhys is coming off of a breakup, doesn’t want to overstep with Devon, and doesn’t do casual.
There is always something about a childhood friends-to-lovers relationship that appeals to me. I enjoy seeing the historA Joyfully Jay review.
There is always something about a childhood friends-to-lovers relationship that appeals to me. I enjoy seeing the history and the bond the characters have and then how that progresses into a relationship. This book offers that, but it also offers a less common type of storyline and I appreciated seeing a different spin.
The base of the story here is that Logan and Christian have always had feelings for each other, but never even thought about exploring it, even in their own minds. Charlotte is the catalyst for the men to get their first taste of each other, but it is not an easy road for them. For a good portion of the story, Christian is dating Charlotte. Charlotte is fully on board and encouraging for the guys to explore what there is between them. There is no cheating and everyone is aware of what is going on. As things progress even further between the men, they then are no longer in other relationships. While Charlotte had an interesting vibe, this may not be for you if you only want to see the two MCs together.
For a book about voodoo and curses and a hitman, this story was more entertaining and lighter than I thought given thA Joyfully Jay review.
For a book about voodoo and curses and a hitman, this story was more entertaining and lighter than I thought given the heavier tone of the blurb. Weston is a professional hitman, but he is off his game. His marriage ended and his ex-wife is set on revenge as she placed a voodoo curse on him and Weston finds himself unable to lie.
This book really captured my attention and held it all of the way through the book as I found myself reading it quickly to see what would happen next to these men. But I was also conflicted as there are so many plot points that are not fully explored and many loose ends not tied up at the end.
Weston and Eli were a lot of fun together. They are attracted to each other first and then realize they enjoy being with each other as well. Weston likes a partner he can dominate and he thinks that’s who Eli is, but Eli surprises him in and out of the bedroom. It’s touched on that Weston has a lot of internalized issues about roles in the bedroom due to his upbringing, but there isn’t a lot of exploration or resolution to it.
Childhood best friends to lovers is an absolute favorite trope of mine and this book absolutely called to me. I haveA Joyfully Jay review.
Childhood best friends to lovers is an absolute favorite trope of mine and this book absolutely called to me. I have read other books by this author and this one also held my attention. The book is highly character driven as we see Andy and Chance meeting at a young age and then several key points as they went through high school. Their earlier years are shown in flashbacks and the scenes blend easily as a recalled memory.
Although the boys grew up next to each other, they had different upbringings as Chance’s father was the local pastor. As the boys got older, Chance’s father did not approve of their friendship and when Andy came out, the family friendships were fractured as well. Chance’s father is not on page much, but it is easy to see the long shadow he continues to hold over Chance’s life. Chance didn’t know how to handle Andy coming out, as well as his own feelings, so he shut everything down hurting Andy and himself in the process.
Interlude: Cavatina is an anthology with stories featuring characters from across Tal Bauer’s books. This includes MikeA Joyfully Jay review.
Interlude: Cavatina is an anthology with stories featuring characters from across Tal Bauer’s books. This includes Mike and Tom from Hush and Kris and Dawood from Whisper; Christoph and Alain from A Time to Rise; and Jack and Ethan, Adam and Faisal, and Sasha and Sergey from The Executive Office and Executive Powers series.
The structure of this anthology is interesting as most of the stories are told across multiple chapters, but not sequentially. So when you move from one chapter to the next, it switches the story and you may not return to a couple for several more chapters. For example, Christoph and Alain are featured in Chapters 1, 4, and 7, and all three chapters together complete their story. Each universe is kept separate and characters do not cross from one to the other, so you could read the entire book or just pick selected couples/worlds. These stories do take place after the events of the books, however, so in some cases there are spoilers for elements of those books.
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Garrett Leigh has a way with her characters and her words and I can easily be drawn into her books, especially this woA Joyfully Jay review.
Garrett Leigh has a way with her characters and her words and I can easily be drawn into her books, especially this world she has created. We met Isha in a previous book in the Lucky series and know that he is close with Dom, Lucky, Cash, and Rae, although he is much more controlled and much more closed off. The relationship between Isha and Jude is new to this book, but the other characters from the series are visible as are links to a larger storyline and it definitely added something to have read the previous books.
The guys are both somewhat set in their ways and there is nothing easy about their relationship. With so much going on with them, including Isha struggles and Jude’s financial issues, this was not a relaxing read at times, but that speaks to Leigh’s ability to create realistic characters. But, the ending shows the men to have a great love for each other. If you enjoy Garrett Leigh’s writing and have enjoyed this series, you will want to check out another well written addition to this world.
LOL follows IRL in the After Oscar series. While Roman is new to the series and Scotty was only introduced in the firA Joyfully Jay review.
LOL follows IRL in the After Oscar series. While Roman is new to the series and Scotty was only introduced in the first book, I feel these books are best read in order. The name of the series is After Oscar and the character of Oscar has been teased out already through these two books. In IRL, Oscar was mentioned. In LOL, Oscar is sort of on page as he is seen through phone calls and texts with Roman. The men are also staying in Oscar’s home and we hear more stories about Oscar and meet parts of his family, as well as others that all have a connection, or have dated, the mysterious Oscar.
Roman and Scotty’s story, at its core, is a mostly sweet story of two opposite men falling in love. Roman is the wealthy movie star with anxiety issues, where Scotty has no money, no place to live, and his mother is in prison. Through a chain of events set in motion by Roman hopping into Scotty’s horse carriage, these two men find the relationship they have always been seeking.
But Roman and Scotty have a lot going on around them. So much going on around them. Too much (for me) going on around them. It all started out as entertaining, but then went too far for my tastes.
Another book about Snow and Jude was all I needed to hear and I was in. There are certain characters that draw you in moA Joyfully Jay review.
Another book about Snow and Jude was all I needed to hear and I was in. There are certain characters that draw you in more than others and Snow has been a long time favorite of mine, along with his relationship with Jude. I would not recommend reading this book on its own as this is book six of the Unbreakable Bonds series and this story does not stand alone.
As the book opens, Jude and Snow are just starting a week-long vacation and Jude wanted nothing more than to keep his man in bed for the entire week. However, we barely get a chance to reconnect with the men before the phone call comes that turns their lives upside down once again. This series is built on the incredible found family between all the men, as well as all the action that has carried the series. But, with all the drama that came before for these men, I was hoping to have time with them in their relationship, but that was not to be.
The action starts right away as Jude and Snow try to figure out what happened to Jude’s brother, Jordan. The intent behind his injuries again draws this story down a darker path and the authors include a trigger warning in the beginning of the book. While Jordan is in a coma for the majority of the story, he is a major player in the book as Jude becomes obsessed with getting vengeance for him.
Extra Dirty builds off of the first book in the Speakeasy series, With a Twist, but also builds off of the earlier TiA Joyfully Jay review.
Extra Dirty builds off of the first book in the Speakeasy series, With a Twist, but also builds off of the earlier Tidal series from the authors. This book is one of my favorites from these authors and while I fully recommend it, it may be more difficult to pick this one up on its own. Jesse is a prominent side character in many of the previous books, he had a relationship with Carter, and Carter and Riley and the larger group dynamics are a part of this book.
Jesse intrigued me from early on and he’s one of those scene-stealing characters. While he’s charming, attractive, and successful, he’s a good friend and is upfront with his partners. Jesse is not at all about monogamy and he’s clear and open about that. He and his business partner, Kyle, are a regular item in the bedroom or behind the bar, and while he would never intentionally hurt a partner, he does like variety and his status offers him an array of opportunities.
Viper is the follow up to Halo and is not intended to be read as a standalone. This book picks up where the first oneA Joyfully Jay review.
Viper is the follow up to Halo and is not intended to be read as a standalone. This book picks up where the first one left off and then takes off from there. At first glance, this could be seen as a standard rock star romance, but it’s the characters here and the definite chemistry between them that makes the difference.
The book is highly character driven and when done well that is a favorite of mine and Halo and Viper are written well. With POVs from both guys, we really get a sense of what they are feeling for each other. They both are caught off guard by the intensity of their feelings, but Halo is one that wants to make a permanent statement. Viper has a reason to be wary of relationships and he since he doesn’t do feelings, he tries to tell himself and Halo that there is an end to their time together.
These guys have issues between them, but while there is a constant push and pull to their relationship and they make mistakes and hurt each other, I did like that they kept circling back to each other and it all kept moving along. Viper is said to be the bad boy of the group and he’s definitely set in his ways and a little gruff at times, but he wasn’t overly bad to me as we get to see what’s going on inside of him. The interactions between these guys are passionate and rough as they can’t get enough of each other and they can certainly carry this book, as well as this series.
I liked the style of this book as it opened with Todd as he is in college and working at an art gallery that is his sA Joyfully Jay review.
I liked the style of this book as it opened with Todd as he is in college and working at an art gallery that is his second home. Todd is a little bit of a loner and a little too self-aware, but he reluctantly goes to a party with his best friend and there he meets Daniel. Todd feels completely out of his element, but when Daniel seeks him out, things are looking up. Then, a misunderstanding derails a friendship and their first date and even when Todd realizes that he may have been wrong, he doesn’t seek Daniel out to apologize. They see each other occasionally through friends, and it’s awkward for a while until it’s not and they forge ahead with some semblance of a friendship.
This book stalled out for me early on as nothing happens in this story. The majority of the book is Todd trying to get it together. He has a strained relationship with his brother that was not gone into in enough detail, he refuses to ask for help from anyone until he’s clearly in panic mode, and he doesn’t want to deal with anything really and hopes most of his issues will simply go away.
Clean Break is the follow-up to McLellan’s Controlled Burn, which was a book I highly enjoyed. Travis was a side charA Joyfully Jay review.
Clean Break is the follow-up to McLellan’s Controlled Burn, which was a book I highly enjoyed. Travis was a side character in that story as he was Joel’s roommate and he made enough of an impression on me to mention him in my review of that book. But it has been almost two years since I have read that book, and Travis was no longer at the forefront of my reading thoughts. Yet the first-person narrative here quickly brought Travis back onto my radar.
Travis and Connor don’t like each other much as the story opens. They are also a study in contrasts. Connor grew up on a farm and is expected to take over and his OCD can control him some days. He also has less experience with men, but is willing to try lots of things to be with Travis. Travis wants to hate Connor. He thinks he really does, but when he’s not raging over their failed hook-up, Travis knows that Connor settles something inside of him.
I am often up for trying out a new author and while the outline of this story was good, it never fully came together fA Joyfully Jay review.
I am often up for trying out a new author and while the outline of this story was good, it never fully came together for me. The story opens with Florian and Enzo in present day as they are both coming out of messy breakups. Both of their exes were portrayed as awful, yet both Florian and Enzo continually gave them the benefit of the doubt and both exes were too present in the story.
When the men meet again, we quickly learn they had a history, but the chemistry wasn’t there between them from the start. The story read as disjointed to me as flashbacks were added in to show what happened to both Enzo and Florian and the flow of it was not a smooth read.
The blurb for Straight Boy delivers only one side to this story. Sure, it is about Andrew and his crush on Carter, buA Joyfully Jay review.
The blurb for Straight Boy delivers only one side to this story. Sure, it is about Andrew and his crush on Carter, but then it becomes a lot more. To start off with, there is Andrew as he is about to start his senior year of high school in a new school. He is confident and embraces who he is, but his first day also draws unwanted and homophobic attention.
The first part of the book focuses on the friendship and developing relationship between Andrew and Carter. They are both good guys trying to get through high school. Carter is also new to the area and his story plays out alongside his friendship to Andrew. Bell was able to capture all of the high school drama of Andrew’s crush and then him not knowing if Carter is interested in being with a guy. Bell also excels at single point of view as the story is told through Andrew’s eyes, yet all of the other characters, even minor ones, have a strong presence and we get to know them as well. But Andrew remains the focus and you will absolutely want him to find happiness and also a way out as life takes a dangerous turn.
If you have been following this series, it would be difficult to not be aware by this point that this book has been rA Joyfully Jay review.
If you have been following this series, it would be difficult to not be aware by this point that this book has been released. This is it! The book that reveals who the Seven of Spades is and brings the series to a close. Going into this book, I had one thought as to who the serial killer could be and while I was correct, it did not lessen the blow to watch Levi see it play out. And, all credit goes to the author’s skill for leaving a few clues to trace, but ultimately leaving the reader off balance until the final showdown.
There is so much that makes this a great series. The relationship between Levi and Dominic is amazing as two strong guys find their soulmates. Their relationship has not been easy from the start, but the men are willing to actively work at it and they are better together and the intimate scenes hit hard and hot as they reveal layers to their bond. The author also incorporates a great sense of place as the city of Las Vegas is kept front and center.
This book packs a lot into it. Chris is devastated after the tragic and sudden death of his brother, Cal. Cal was eveA Joyfully Jay review.
This book packs a lot into it. Chris is devastated after the tragic and sudden death of his brother, Cal. Cal was everything to everyone and his absence leaves a hole in everyone’s lives, but also reveals secrets that Cal was hiding. Cal was not an on-page character as he is deceased as the book opens, but the author does a fantastic job of bringing him to life between the pages. Chris is further devastated that the brother he thought he was so close to didn’t confide in him and Chris is crushed and can’t let it go. Chris is a bit of a loner and his closest friends were Cal and Cal’s group of friends. His last relationship ended in a mess and Chris’ life currently revolves around his work. He is lonely and a night of comfort was what he was looking for, but he can’t handle the guilt when he wakes up next to Elliot.
Elliot was in love with Cal, but was tired of being his secret. Now, Elliot has to navigate his grief in the shadows and being with Chris was not in the plan. While Elliot resists at first, Chris might get him better than anyone ever has, including Cal.
Wild as the West Texas Wind is the third book in Jackie North’s time traveling Love Across Time series. It takes placA Joyfully Jay review.
Wild as the West Texas Wind is the third book in Jackie North’s time traveling Love Across Time series. It takes place after the events of book two, Honey from a Lion, and it would be best to have read that book to fully understand the events taking place here as Zach is searching for what happened to his best friend, Laurie.
It was easy to get caught up in this book initially as Zach is devasted when Laurie is missing and he searches for answers. Zach then finds himself also in the year 1892 and immediately walks into trouble with Tom. Zach is taken hostage by Tom and the gang and has no resources to escape or to continue his search for Laurie.