Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
This is the first of a new series and is a really good book that I would have given a 4 star rating except for the initial sexual interaction between the two main characters. The premise is great and the writing is very compelling. It is a testament to the quality of the writing that I finished the book. Sean is such a sympathetic character. His past is horrific and the fact that he has kept any compassion is such a gift. Declan is initially a character that seemed like a perfect safe place for Sean to find. My following rating explanation contains spoilers. This scene is in addition to and is not covered in the trigger warnings.
There is a scene in the doctor’s office between Declan and Sean that is too close to rape for me. Sean is an innocent that doesn’t even understand what sex is, and yet Declan is too overcome to put off having a basic conversation about it with him before taking him then and there. I had a very difficult time reading further with any good feelings towards him after that point. For that reason, I dropped the rating by a star. If this is not an issue or trigger for a reader, then they may be able to more easily enjoy this book.