A Terrible Love (A Terrible Love #1) by Marata Eros ( 5 couples)

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Jess Mackey is living a meticulously fabricated lie of necessity. She’s left the secret tragedy of her past behind along with who she was and is forging ahead with a clean slate. But Jess soon discovers that passion can’t be left behind—neither her own, nor that of the one man who sees who she really is…and whose unexpected presence may breach the peaceful life Jess has painstakingly created for herself.

Devin Castile didn’t expect to meet a young woman who may be the missing puzzle piece to his existence…and who is also the victim of a heinous crime. Devin convinces himself that he can remain emotionally distant even while indulging his physical desire for her. But when Jess’s lies begin to crumble in the face of their undeniable attraction and the truth is revealed, one of them might pay with their life.

 

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REVIEW : No One’s Angel by Kelly Walker

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CONTENT WARNING: Due to adult sexual situations and language, this novel may not be appropriate for readers under 18.
If you are looking for an intense, passionate love so wrong it is right, a story about losing your way but clawing desperately at any chance to find your way back, about hanging on to your last shred of sanity and trusting someone enough to let go of your fears, look no further. No One’s Angel’s angel is a New Adult (NA) Contemporary Romance about a girl learning to fight back and a boy learning to let go.

Tess used to spend more hours than she’d care to admit playing her favorite computer game, using the nickname Angel. She could pretend her life was different, and she could pretend Arion was just a friend. But a girl needs more to keep her warm at night than pixels, and she traded her virtual heaven for a real-life hell. Now she’s on the run from a past she won’t talk about, and the only place she has to go is the doorstep of the friend she’s never actually met.

When Angel disappeared from their nightly games, it nearly destroyed Arion. He threw himself into work and women, but he can’t help knowing the one-night stands will never compare to the angel who haunts his dreams. At first, when she shows up soaking wet and scared-shitless on his doorstep, he thinks his prayers have been answered.

But the more Arion tries to keep Angel close, the more her fear drives her away. If they are ever going to have a chance for a future, they’ll first have to deal with the past that hasn’t forgotten her any more than she’s forgotten it–and Arion will have to learn how to let her go.

 

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Protected (Ariya Adams Trilogy #1) by Anna Applegate

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At the start of her senior year at Kingsbrook College, a small school in Northern Michigan, Ariya Adams has a perfectly normal existence. Determined to make this her best year yet, she attends her classes and hangs out with the friends she has come to love more than life.

That is until the arrival of the sexy and mysterious transfer student James Rymer, who captivates her affections almost instantly. With her emotions on the fritz for no apparent reason, and unsure if he shares her feelings, Ariya finds herself on an emotional rollercoaster in which everything she knows and loves is questioned.

When fantasy and reality mix, Ariya’s world is turned upside down and she learns that “normal” isn’t what she thought it was. Danger soon comes for her and she discovers that everyone has been keeping secrets from her. The battle between one’s duty and what feels right will have to be fought and it may be a struggle for Ariya to stay alive. When Ariya’s life and the lives of the people she cares for most are endangered, she learns to never underestimate the power of blood.

 

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Blurred (Kissed by Death, #2) by Tara A. Fuller

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Cash is haunted by things. Hungry, hollow things. They only leave him alone when Anaya, Heaven’s beautiful reaper, is around. Cash has always been good with girls, but Anaya isn’t like the others. She’s dead. And with his deteriorating health, Cash might soon be as well.

Anaya never breaks the rules, but the night of the fire she recognized part of Cash’s soul—and doomed him to something worse than death. Cash’s soul now resides in an expired body, making him a shadow walker—a rare, coveted being that can walk between worlds. A being creatures of the underworld would do anything to get their hands on.

The lines between life and death are blurring, and Anaya and Cash find themselves falling helplessly over the edge. Trapped in a world where the living don’t belong, can Cash make it out alive?

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*An ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

 

What if you were given a choice that would lead to something you’ve been working towards for a very long time? But there is a catch. Anaya is faced with this very decision. She’s waited so long to be granted entrance to Heaven, worked so hard delivering souls to the very place she herself wishes to be, where she can be reunited with her family and Tarik. All she has to do is deliver Cash’s soul to Balthazar … not to Heaven.

The night Anaya pushed Cash’s soul back into his body during the dreadful fire should have taken Cash’s life. It happened at the end of the Inbetween in Finn and Emma’s story. Cash has been changed. He’s being haunted by clawing shadows that follow him around day after day, never giving him even one moment’s peace. This fear he now lives with will grip your heart and squeeze until you’re gasping for air.

The emotions are raw with Cash … so real and so very painful. Cash is neither dead nor alive, wishing for one or the other, but being stuck having to wait for unanswered questions and choices not yet his own to make. To top it all off, his friendship with Emma is falling apart. Cash can’t help but blame Finn for everything that’s happened. Now that they are happy, it’s not fair that Cash’s life is falling apart. And he knows something isn’t right with him, no matter that the Doctor’s have assured him he’s fine, he’s not; he’s dying. The only warmth he can feel now is when Anaya is around.

The attraction between Anaya and Cash is sizzling, bordering on explosive. If only Anaya could stop running away anytime something is about to happen between them. Her guilt is eating away at her. She knows the deal she made with Balthazar wasn’t fair to Cash. She doesn’t deserve to be allowed entrance into Heaven. But her selfish desire to be reunited with Tarik again is almost too much to even think about, so why is she finding herself thinking about Cash more than Tarik?

When Noah shows up and basically tells Cash what he is, that they are the same, Cash doesn’t know who to believe. On the one hand, Noah seems to be giving him the answers he wants, which Anaya refuses to give. On the other hand, Cash cannot deny the feeling that he should trust Anaya. So while Noah is giving all the right answers, Cash can’t help but sense something isn’t right with him.

When Cash and Anaya are together there is a familiarity that consumes them, draws them closer. So when Cash finally convinces Anaya to show him his past, his memories of other lives, neither is ready for what is revealed. But is it too late, because at any moment it could become Cash’s last breath? And what will he choose? To follow Anaya and do Balthazar’s bidding or go with Noah and damn them all?

While I really enjoyed Inbetween with Finn and Emma … Blurred was so much more! I couldn’t look away, for fear of missing something. I was spellbound to the horrors Cash was living with and the torment of guilt Anaya faced at every moment. Their lives are intertwined by fates but their love surpasses the ages.

     Heat. Peace. Pain. I could barely breathe through it all.

     “Please,” I said. “Please, don’t let go.”

     She slid her palms down my neck until they rested over the pulse throbbing just under my skin. She shook her head. “I won’t.”

I loved this story, this series! I’m fully invested in these characters and their paths. I’m feverishly hoping for Easton’s story next. But we’ll just have to wait – patiently – for the next to come.  I give this a HUGE 5! Highly recommended! This is definitely a must read for those whole loved Inbetween or cherish the idea of a love that can extend time itself.

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Source : Publisher Request

Released : July 2nd 2013

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Altered (Altered #1) by Jennifer Rush

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Book Blurb :

When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe?

Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.

Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.

Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.

 

 

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I was thrilled when I picked Altered up and so easily fell into this action pack, fast paced world that centers on Anna and Sam. Jennifer Rush creates an engaging story that keeps you enthralled as they deal with memory losses, betrayals, and an ever growing desire of attraction.

 

For the last 5 years, all Anna has known was that she lived on a farm with her dad, but this wasn’t your ordinary farm with cows or chickens. Below the farm was a secret room that housed 4 young men, Sam, Cas, Nick, and Trev. Believing they are part of some super soldier program, she helps out her father in administering tests. But really, all she wants is to get closer to Sam. She also dreams of finding a way to help them escape.

 

Everything happens when some of the heads of the Branch show up planning to remove the units (the four boys). Sam was prepared, however, and manages to create a chance for the boys to escape, taking Anna with them. It’s the start of all the uprising questions for Anna, as she slowly starts to learn what’s really happening to the boys and finds she’s somehow the center of it all. She discovers that the boys have had their genetics altered, memories wiped clean, leaving so many gaps in their memories and so many unanswered questions. But the betrayals are far too close, one of the boys is a planted agent sent to gather information on something Sam did in the past before his last mind wipe. Through it all, Sam and Anna grow closer together. Sam helps Anna overcome the lies her life seems to be built upon.

 

Each of the boys brings something to the story. Sam is the leader, the one they all look to for direction. Cas is energetic and playful, always looking to have fun or food. Trev is insightful having a memory that is filled with everything he’s ever read; he always seems to have an inspiring quote for every situation. Nick is the arrogant prick who can’t stand Anna. Somehow, together, they create a cohesive team with an unyielding desire to serve and protect Anna at all costs.

 

It’s a gripping, action packed story that barely gives the group a moment’s rest before they are on the run again. And even with all the genetic manipulations they all have gone through, they are flawed. Readers are given the idea they have some way to communicate with each other, yet when one of them betrays the group they never saw it coming? They were also taken down with bullets or when they’d come out of fights they’d be full of bruising and swelling. If they’d been genetically altered to be stronger, I’d like to believe they’d handle fighting a little more smoothly.

 

While it did seem to take Sam an awful long time to figure out Anna’s feelings, once he acknowledged them they seemed to gravitate towards each other more strongly. I’m very curious how far their relationship will grow in the next book Erased which I’m anxiously waiting for! I loved this story and all its characters. I’d give a rating of 4 and most certainly recommend this to any young adult reader looking for a thrilling story that will keep you hooked from the very beginning.

 

 

Pubisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Source : Purchased

Released : March 29th 2013

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Perfect Match by J.J. Ryan

 

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Seattle trauma doctor Patrick Quinn has never been in love. In fact, he’s never even had a long-term relationship. In his limited personal life, getting a date is only half the problem. Being able to keep it, despite emergency duties in the ER, is the other. So though he’s interested in Trevor Oneil, a man he meets on a dating site, he decides to take it slow.

Trevor moved to Seattle looking for a fresh start. Recently single and lonely in his new city, he works business hours as an anesthesiologist, hoping a better work-life balance will make it easier to meet someone. Patrick might be just what he’s been hoping for.

Then disaster hits and a severely injured Trevor lands in Patrick’s ER. Unable to work on Trevor, Patrick feels helpless. He wanted to ease into a relationship, but he’s already attached. Then Trevor’s past comes rushing in to take him away from the dangers of Seattle. If Trevor and Patrick’s new love is to survive the drama, Patrick will have to own up to what he wants—and fight for it.

 

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Insta-love is strong here, grabbing hold of Patrick and Trevor in a way they least expect! Who knew some dating sites could actually work?! So after a few disastrous dates, they take a chance on each other.

Patrick decides to give the Gaydate online dating site one more chance when he’s sifting through the potential guys. Once they all find out he’s a doctor all they want from him is his money. Not going to happen! Than he comes across Trevor, thinking Yes! Finally a guy who looks promising! But experience tells him to take it slow, proposing to get to know each other first by exchanging emails before meeting in person.

Trevor can’t believe he’s trying yet another dating site. His time is limited being an anesthesiologist, helping women feel better about their bodies after recovering from breast cancer. He loves his job, but finding a partner having recently moved to Seattle has become taxing. Somehow his best friend, Callie, talked him into exploring a dating site, so now he’s finding himself searching through a list of guys, with so many “no’s”, it’s becoming disheartening. Until he sees Patrick.  A major “YES, Please!” After they message a few times, he becomes disappointed; Patrick doesn’t want to meet but rather for them to get to know each other first in emails. Trevor is left questioning if Patrick is really interested.

Despite a few misunderstandings brought on by the inability to gauge emotions through emails, they begin to grow closer. One night Patrick gets a call, Trevor is drunk … something has happened while at work, he lost a patient: anesthesia causing the woman’s heart to fail. It hits Trevor hard. Trevor ends up calling Patrick unknowingly for comfort.

The next morning, while they had slept in separate beds the night before, they have breakfast and agree to a date for the coming weekend. During the date they hold hands, share kisses, and go for a long walk, and wait … Patrick is going down on Trevor without protection? Hello! Aren’t these men doctors? Where is the thought for their safety?! This is only the first date! Sigh. Even though this is an Insta-love story I would have liked at least another date before they started smexing!

That very night, Trevor proclaims his love to Patrick! Hmm. Patrick is unable to say it back, although he knows his feelings for Trevor are deepening rapidly. The next day, however, starts out well; Patrick gets ready for work and Trevor leaves to run some errands. Two raging homophobic morons put a kink in things, attacking Trevor who tries to flee and almost makes it to a Gay Leather Bar just down the road, only to get tackled before he reaches safety. The incident leaves him being put into a medical induced coma. Patrick, being the ER doctor at the hospital Trevor is brought to, flips. Realizing he loves Trevor just as much, he sets out to make sure Trevor knows just how deep his love is for him!

This is a very sweet and easygoing story. The jumping back and forth between POV’s with Patrick and Trevor did become slightly annoying at times, as it would tend to back track and you’d end up reading the other’s side to what just happened. I really wished it would have stayed to just one character’s POV. It did, however, give you a good look into each character’s growth through this building relationship.

I hope you like a lot of smexing, because once these two come together, it’s hard to get them to stop! Maybe a tad bit too much sex for such a short book? That being said, despite the things I didn’t quite like, I still rather enjoyed reading Perfect Match. I would give this a rating of 3. I do think, though, those who are attracted to Insta-love stories will find this rather enjoyable.

 

Pubisher : Dreamspinner Publishing

Source : Publicist provided for review

Released : March 29th 2013

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Lighting the Way Home (Delectable #2) by EM Lynley & Shira Anthony

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A Delectable Novel

World-class chef Joshua Golden is homesick for Paris before he even arrives in New York, but he’ll endure it—his parents need him to help run the family restaurant while his mother recovers from surgery. Running a place so far beneath his talents is bad enough, but bad turns to worse when Josh discovers his former best friend and lover, Micah Solomon, is living at his parents’ house with his ten-year-old son, Ethan.

For ten years, Josh has done his best to forget how Micah shattered his heart into tiny pieces. Now Micah’s back, fresh out of prison, and helping out at the restaurant. Micah may not be the kind of sous chef Josh is used to, but he is more helpful and supportive than any of the other employees. But Josh finds it hard to keep his distance when, time after time, Micah proves himself a better man than Josh thought. Reluctantly, Josh realizes there is more to Micah than his lousy life choices… but that doesn’t mean Josh is ready to forgive him.

 

 

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With this tale, not everything is as it seems. Joshua Golden has his life flipped upside down when he flies home from France at his mother’s request. She is going in for surgery and needs her son to take over the family deli for a few weeks. Never mind that he has his own restaurant back in France to run. But what, do you ask, has caused Joshua to develop this chip on his shoulder? Micah Solomon.

Micah made some bad choices at a young age, which led to a difficult adult life. But just as he begins to turn things around he does a selfless act that lands him in prison. However he keeps quiet, and allows those he loves to believe him to be at fault again. Nevertheless, his biggest regret is the hurt he caused Joshua. A drunken mistake leads to Micah having to marry Rina, a girl whom they grew up with. It’s upon hearing about the wedding proposal and that Rina is pregnant Joshua runs off to France. Micah is trying to make amends now that he is out of prison, and staying at Joshua’s parent house while raising his 10 yr. old son Ethan.

It’s hard to move on and let go of past hurts that go deep into the soul. Joshua knows this as he’s been running non stop for the last 10 yrs. He’s tired, drained, and uncertain about what he truly wants in life. His only solace is in the kitchen, whipping up delectable dishes that tantalize the taste buds. If only Joshua could forgive Micah as easily as he creates a new dish.

This story is driven by Joshua’s POV and his emotions are everywhere. He has carried the hurt caused by Micah for so long; it’s festered to the point where he even avoids going home to see his own family. His love for Micah developed when they were young and in their teens, having grown up together since babes. But his fear of being rejected kept him blinded and he completely missed that Micah felt the same. All the while Micah struggled with his feelings for Joshua, knowing he’d lose the love of his parents. Micah fell into drugs, and, in turn, a wall was built between them.

We are submerged into a very traditional Jewish family and culture. It goes so far as to provide actual Jewish recipes that are made within the story. I loved that! And while there are flashbacks to their younger teen years, the majority of the story takes place in the present while Joshua is home helping his parents. Joshua not only has to deal with all the emotions being stirred up from the past but by both his parents. His mother’s upcoming surgery has brought him back home, and there he learns that while he was off living his life staying away from his family, his father had suffered from a heart attack that nobody told him about. I found Joshua to be very self-centered making everything about him. It isn’t until he finally learns the truth in the end that he manages to pull his head out of his ass and stop thinking of only himself.

While I did enjoy this story, more so than the first book Brand New Flavor, I still felt it lacking in something. Almost like the story ended too soon. And while Joshua and Micah do come together and forgive, they are still quick to allow old hurts to cause a few misunderstandings. The ending left me wanting to know what was going to happen with Micah as his story isn’t finished. Does this mean it’s to be continued? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see with the next book in the Delectable Series! I would give this a 3.

 

 

Pubisher : Dreamspinner Publishing

Source : Publicist provided for review

Released : March 29th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press

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Tell Me It’s Real by T.J. Klune

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Do you believe in love at first sight?

Paul Auster doesn’t. Paul doesn’t believe in much at all. He’s thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother’s homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck.

Enter Vince Taylor.

Vince is everything Paul isn’t: sexy, confident, and dumber than the proverbial box of rocks. And for some reason, Vince pursues Paul relentlessly. Vince must be messing with him, because there is no way Vince could want someone like Paul.

But when Paul hits Vince with his car—in a completely unintentional if-he-died-it’d-only-be-manslaughter kind of way—he’s forced to see Vince in a whole new light. The only thing stopping Paul from believing in Vince is himself—and that is one obstacle Paul can’t quite seem to overcome. But when tragedy strikes Vince’s family, Paul must put aside any notions he has about himself and stand next to the man who thinks he’s perfect the way he is.

 

 

 

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Honestly, I’m a bit confused by what I just spent all day reading.

After the first chapter, I’ll admit I sort of thought the book to be obnoxious but still moderately clever. This could be because it was a completely different spin on what I normally read. I’ve also only read one other book from TJ Klune: Bear, Otter, and the Kid. I loved it! So I figured I’d be in for a score here.

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I wanted to love this book, I really did. I laughed at many points throughout the reading, finding many points cleverly played out. Halfway through, I even told a few friends that I could overlook the racists comments, obnoxious attitude, and the disregard for females: straight, lesbian, and random strangers who just so happen to work in bike stores. But there was no let up and it seemed to only rage on and on and on … until it finally got to the point where I just wanted to finish the book and pick up something else.

I tried to look at things with an open mind, putting myself in the “character’s shoes” to find a connection, an understanding where I could say, ‘I got it’. But I found myself surprised at seeing gay men coming across as bigoted assholes. Seriously, that doesn’t make any sense.

I did like the play-by-play with all the characters (Paul and his family.) I thought, ‘Awww, they are all very similar; this is a close family!’ But then I wondered why were they all starting to sound alike? Could we have been tricked and all these characters were really the same person with multiple personalities?

The friendship between Paul and Sandy was solid. Paul was a true sounding board for Sandy growing up. Now it’s a reverse, where Sandy (who becomes Helena in drag) has taken charge of their friendship having to literally push Paul into accepting Vince. The constant need for Paul to have his ego boosted was wearing. It became disturbing how Paul had this raging desire to uncharacteristically attack every stranger within the whole book, even if it was generally done within the shadows of his mind.

Vince, for all his plodding, was really just dumb or, at the very least, slow witted. I did find his pursuit of Paul very sweet. He wouldn’t take no for an answer. So he just wore him down with his persistence. I actually found the ending to be more enjoyable between Vince and Paul. It was almost like they grew up—in 7 days.

For this book’s length, it dragged on too long, especially when the majority of the story happens inside of a week. A week! I get this was supposed to be an insta-love book, but I wish it could have felt more believable! Even for a work of fiction, this felt too pushed. (Yes, I know that is kind of the point with stories. But even I want something that will feel like the characters are real people, individuals I’d even like to know in real life! This unfortunately was over the top.)

Tell Me It’s Real could have been a great story if it had been properly edited. I felt like this work was overlooked. It only needed to be toned down. It had way too much attitude. So in the end I can only give it a rating of 3. For me, it was mediocre at best. Though I can see where and why it will appeal to others who will undoubtedly love it.

 

 

Pubisher : Dreamspinner Publishing

Source : Purchased

Released : February 15th 2013

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Storm Season by Nessa L Warin

 

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In Brightam’s Ford, a storm is coming. Ranch owner Jasper Borland and the rest of the townspeople have been rushing to prepare for the months of destructive weather the wet season brings, but with their limited technology, survival can be a struggle in itself. When Jasper finds a lost, injured young man on his property, he has no choice but to take him in. At least he’s quiet.

Unable to speak, the young man communicates by projecting his thoughts—a process that hurts anyone he isn’t touching. Since most people fear him, that means everyone but Jasper. Soon Jasper learns his guest is a telepath, a northerner named Tobias Thatcher, who is searching for his kidnapped sister, Samantha. Hesitant to leave and wary to stay, Tobias must find his sister before the men who took her follow through on their plans.

When the men come for Tobias, he can remain at Jasper’s no longer. But Jasper can’t let him go out alone. As the storms begin, he and Tobias set out on a dangerous journey to save Samantha and uncover the truth.

 

 

 

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On a world slightly similar yet vastly different from our own we meet Jasper and Tobias. As they journey together in hopes of finding and saving Samantha, Tobias’ sister who was kidnapped a little over a year ago.

 

Having coming to the end of the dry season, Jasper is working on finishing up the last few things he needs to complete before the wet season begins, bringing on severe storms that can last all day and well into the night, raging down one after another, easily surpassing a month or longer. When an earlier storms hits, with just a small taste of what’s to come, Jasper sees a man huddled next to his barn, and without a moment of hesitation he braves the storm to bring the man in to safety.

 

Tobias is from the North Country and can only communicate by projecting his voice or thoughts out to others. However, being within the inland, he soon realized it causes pain to those who are not open to psychic energy. When he touches them the contact causes a slight buzzing sensation.

 

I, um, projected. Not to make you feel anything you weren’t feeling, he added quickly, but to share what I was feeling.

 

While they work together getting ready for the storm, trouble looms close by. The men who took Tobias’ sister are now after him, even willing to break in at night during one of the early storms and take a risk at grabbing him. Miraculously somehow Tobias escapes the men, and Jasper, while out with two of his close friends, find him, bringing him back to the house just as the next storm hits.

 

It’s after that encounter that Tobias’ need to continue on and his hopes of finding his sister alive take stronger root, he is certain he was only grabbed because she is still alive. Against his better judgment and because for some reason he can’t bear the thought of Tobias going alone, Jasper agrees to battle the storms and bring Tobias to the coastal town where it’s believed Samantha is being held.

 

The journey is fraught with peril as the storms grow stronger and more frequent with every passing moment. They are being followed by the same men who tried to kidnap Tobias before. The race against the storms brings them closer together.

 

Comfortable? He turned so he could look Jasper in the eyes, his shoulder sliding a little from under Jasper’s ear.

“Yeah.” Though he shouldn’t be comfortable the way he was slouched down on the hard wooden floor, his back pressed against the unevenly plastered wall.

Good. And then Tobias twisted; his shoulder slipping out from under Jasper’s ear as his hand came up to cup the back of Jasper’s head. Jasper blinked, opened his mouth, and closed it as cool, rain-wet lips pressed against his.

 

Just as they are within react of Shaleton, the coastal town, their truck breaks down, forcing them to find shelter in the woods for the night’s storm, only to wake and find the men who’ve been chasing them have finally caught up. They somehow stun Jasper into unconsciousness and make away with Tobias.

 

Amazingly enough, Jasper’s two friends have arrived ahead of Jasper and are waiting for him in Shaleton. Together they must find a way to save Tobias … but at what cost?

 

While I did enjoy this greatly, I felt it dragged on longer than necessary. The connection between Jasper and Tobias is slow going, but sweet. Jasper is wary, cautious but undoubtedly drawn to Tobias, while Tobias is curious, determined and maybe a bit overanxious at times. I really liked the aspect of the wet season, a time of raging storms brought on one after another, of houses built with hidden safe rooms to block out as much of the storms as possible. It was a new and interesting take on a different world. It was a fun read and I’d give it 3 couples.

 

 

 

 

 

Pubisher : Dreamspinner Publishing

Source : Publicist provided for review

Released : February 25th 2013

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