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