Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted my copy of this book.
Finding Max on his doorstep was not what Jake needed. But after he realises Max is not drunk, but injured, Jake comes over all mother hen and his protective instincts go into overdrive. But Jake might be the cause of Max' injuries, and he doesn't know how to tell Max why. When something happens to Max that pushes their relationship to the very limit, Jake and Max have to dig deep.
*this is one of those times I wish I'd written the review right after finishing the book!*
I started to write this review, at work. I got sidetracked. All that is on the page is 5 stars. Which is a good good thing, because now, after reading 4 books since this one, I've gotta dig deep to find what I really enjoyed about it!!
Ok, Its told from both men's point of view, check.
In the third person, check.
It has lots of angst, check.
It has lots of love, check.
It has an amazing family for Jake, check.
A not so nice one for Max, check.
It has Jake falling apart, check.
It has Max pulling himself back together, check.
Oh, you know what?? It has a little bit of every emotion known to man, and then some. Its painful in places, its joyous in others. Dark in places, yet delightful in other. It has Jake seeking redemption, but not giving it those he wronged. Its brilliant!!
Now I'm actually typing the review up, I know why I wrote those 5 stars at the top of the page, and I just wanna gush. And gushing does not a decent review make.
I seriously really enjoyed this book. I've not read anything by Jensen before, she is now firmly sat on my ever-growing wish list!!!
so, as I said... 5 stars
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