Living On Air Book Cover Living On Air
Susan Mac Nicol
LGBT Romance
Boroughs Publishing Group
February 21, 2018
280

PIERCING THE NIGHT

Cary Stilwell has been existing since he was ten years old, and each year it gets harder to find meaning in his bleak life. The only exception - his work. As a top-billed aerialist in a popular travelling circus, he enjoys accolades and applause, but little else. When notable photographer, Rhys McIntyre, joins the circus to catalogue its inner workings, Cary fights the attraction that hits him from the moment they meet. But a kind soul wrapped in a beautiful body has a way of battering all the walls Cary has built around his cold, dark heart.

WITH LIGHT

Rhys McIntyre is on his third iteration of reinventing himself. Once a hotdog financier, he embraced his passion for photography and became an eminent war photo journalist. Until one too many bullets lodged in his body, and he gave up the front lines for the softer side of chronicling life. When he accepts the assignment to record life in a circus, the last thing he expects is to find the man crush of his dreams. Except Cary Stilwell is a cold, tortured man who seems incapable of any warm emotion, never mind love. But Rhys is known for his persistence, and this time the pay-off might be more than he could have ever imagined.

Review by Gloria Lakritz

Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild

I am a reviewer. I read books continuously. Reading this newest from Susan Mac Nicol the end of February it is now I can sit down to write this review. First let me say this story is love, pain, hurt, salvation, It Is Exquisite!

This wonderful writer has penned a touching heartfelt story, which is lovingly told with such sensitivity and compassion; it is a thing of beauty. First, I will remind you to read the authors warning. This story is not for someone wanting a nice clean-cut MM romance.

To begin we meet Cary, a high wire artist working in the circus since childhood.  We learn very soon that Cary has resorted to be a cutter, to help with the inner pain he deals with. Ms. Mac Nicol shows the amounts of research she qualifies this hurtful out cry for help; the inner demon’s people have to make them do this to themselves. Cary’s personality is also closed off, sometimes belligerent and angry to keep people away. Any signs of approach, Cary cannot fathom he deserves any positive attention from anyone. Until Rhys.

Rhys a photographer, suffering from PTSD covering war and killing has taken a job to make a ‘coffee table book’ of the circus, and moves into a circus camp going from one city to another, taking pictures and befriending the cast in the circus.

There were times, I must admit, the pain from Cary drove me to set the book down and actually take a walk and clear my head before I could pick it up again.  But the writing, the unfolding, the unwrapping was all worth the read….

Truly Ms. Mac Nicol a masterpiece