I love Cameron Dane, I’m a huge fan. I have read every book I could get my hands on and devoured and cherished them all.
The pacing was perfect. We meet Booker at 19 and he spends the next four years growing up. We see bits and pieces of Booker as he matures and struggles to hide his feelings for Jed. I think this was handled beautifully. Jed beginning to feel tingles of awareness of Booker was also lovely and exciting.
I don’t usually dissect a book when I review, but this one has me trying to identify why I didn’t fall head over heels for this book. I love angsty reads, if it makes me cry my tush off then it’s practically a shoe in for my comfort food shelf. This book made me cry, ugly cries – a few times! Buuuut… *shrugs* I get that Jed had to face some really tough truths about himself – that would knock anyone on their ass. I agree everyone reacts differently to scary shit. Yet I had a hard time with how Jed went from alpha strong guy to needy and tragic. I got tired of the storm/black clouds metaphor and wanted to shake Jed and tell him to get a grip, and pull up his big boy pants. Which is awful, cause I’m normally the most sympathetic person you’ll meet.
Booker though, gosh, I think I’m in love with him. To watch him grow and mature, handle some tough kicks and to keep going after Jed, his love – was wonderful. He learned to be strong when Jed could not, he tried to always put what was best for Jed first – even when he didn’t have enough experience to know the right course. There is nothing sexier than watching someone do what needs to be done, even when it hurts. In the end love does conquer all and I loved the rock solid HEA.
I’m not going to do this book any justice, but I wanted to share what I thought after reading it. A-Ma-ZING!! Okay, sure, I’m a huge Mary Calmes fan – no apologies. She’s an auto-buy for me – I don’t even have to read the blurb to know I’m gonna buy it. But this one… I was waiting for it, yearning for it, and it was worth every second.
This is the last book in the A Matter of Time series. *Sobs* But if you are a die hard fan, like I am (Hint: Acrobat and Mine), you’ll see she ends a series, intersects books – and gives you a sneaky gift at the same time! Woot!
Aaron and Duncan are an amazing pairing. I never would have expected it to work the way it did. I adore them. And before you even begin to wonder – NO… Jory is not here. Anywhere! He’s mentioned a few times, but that’s it folks. He stayed home and this is all about Aaron and Duncan – finding their way out of the closet, through some bad guys, and falling in love. If you’re like me, you love how she writes possessive, territorial, alpha males – Mary delivered the goods once again. Tummy tingling yummy! The nookie scenes were out of this world good. *fans self* The HEA was fantastic. This book is heading straight to my comfort food shelf. Highly Recommended.
Stockholm Syndrome — Total-E-Bound Erotic Romance Ebooks.
Another book by Sage Marlowe filled with complex, characters who don’t do what you’d expect. Fantastic. I was uncertain the entire way how this was going to play out, the author and his characters kept me guessing. I was ready to throttle Bryan and wanted to have a frank discussion with Dan – giving him lots of cuddles. Highly recommended.
Writing, I’d been told, was a waste of time and I needed to focus on – school, my family, raising children, and a career. I coped the only way I knew how… and read, and read, and read some more. Reading has been my coping mechanism for just about every rough spot throughout my life. It also happened to be an extremely effective way to hush the voices trying to tell me their stories. Whenever my muse spoke… I told it to hush, fed it a book, told it to watch television, or sent it to bed without a snack.
Eventually my muse found a way to be seen, if not heard. Photography, it turns out was acceptable… but only as a hobby. I have lovely pictures of my family. 🙂
Things have changed, a once overwhelming tide of influence has been purged from my life. I am surrounded by wonderful children, and a fantastic man who supports my writing. And the freedom to give it my best shot. I am writing my first book, M/M Romance – it’s a scary, nerve wrecking experience – and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I am learning so much, and meeting some amazing people along the way. I’m getting comfortable in my own skin, learning what it means to be me.