Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
In this third book of Amy Lane’s Mannies series, we get to learn more about Sammy Lowell. He continues to live with his uncle Channing and his partner Tino, along with their children. Sammy is a super talented musician. He has the talent and the drive to be successful and could go anywhere he wants to continue his education. Unfortunately, Sammy has health issues that limit how far he can push himself.
Working for Brandon, (yep that Brandon from the second book), Cooper Hoskins is just scraping by. He has aged out of the foster care system and is not only trying to keep his head above water, but is keeping a pretty big secret as well. So when he is hurt on the job, he is worried his delicately balanced life is going to crumble around him. He doesn’t realize that the man he works for is about to put him in a position to change his life forever.
While Amy Lane sneaks in updates to all of our favorite Manny series characters, this book can be read as a stand alone. Sammy and Cooper’s story is such a sweet one. These two young men have been hobbled by circumstances outside of their control for their entire lives. When they meet, it is like a beautiful freedom, to be completely themselves without limitations, is suddenly a possibility. These two are fighters- they have fought on their own for so much in their lives. So when they decide to fight for each other, it is an amazing ride. This is a wonderful addition to a heartwarming series.