Back to Haven Hart we go
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Simon and Rush’s story continues with Liam Brennan still threatening the Manos family and Eight’s chance of happiness.
While I enjoyed this one, it didn’t grip me as much as some of the others in the series have done.
The pacing was okay, but it felt at times like it was hastily throwing out incidents interspersed with a sex scene to get to the ending.
That’s not to say the sex scenes occurred too frequently, I think they were pitched right for the narrative but there wasn’t much else going on besides them and bits of the Manos empire exploding.
I think, for me, the biggest difference was that I’m pretty sure in the past books, Christopher Manos would never have let the thing that happens to put Simon and Rush in a vulnerable place actually go ahead.
There’re a lot of casualties in this book too, although most are ‘red shirt’ equivalents, and at times I was wondering who else was going to take a bullet.
What I did love though was the plotline for how they’d deal with the Brennan threat long term. I liked seeing Fred again and the growth of friendship between him and Rush which had been hinted at in the first book.
And I do love the Haven Hart setting as a whole, the men are unashamedly open about the lives they lead and the lives they take. They’re not afraid of getting their hands bloody in the name of protecting family.
It was also cool to catch up with my faves Mace and Bill, as well as Black, some of his team, and with Poe.
I dunno though, none of them seemed as efficiently deadly as they were in their own stories and they were wrong-footed a bit too much for my liking!
Overall though, it was another good read and the Epilogue is a lovely hint at what the future might bring.
#ARC kindly received from the author via GRR Tours in return for an honest and unbiased review.