My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I don’t care what she writes about, Sloane Kennedy just meets my book reading desires easily each time.
Her invariably flawed men always have some past trauma which defines their character and they invariably meet someone with the perfect set of personality traits to help them move on.
Her men are also never cured by magic dick either. If they’ve suffered trauma, then they continue to need to deal with it either through therapy or physical actions and they remain affected by it.
The second in her Pelican Bay series is a real beauty, dealing as it does with an ex military Lieutenant dealing with PTSD and a young man who’s had more to deal with in caring for his brother than anyone should have to.
But together, they provided the strength and the structure to allow their family to start healing. I loved Isaac and Maddox and little Newt was cute without being overbearing in his abilities and he very much acted his age.
Sex is hot but there’s a really lovely slow burn frenemies vibe for a long time before the two finally get down to things and it worked well.
Maddox’s sexuality, or lack of any overwhelming interest until Isaac, is handled well without hitting the reader over the head with it and it felt believable.
There’s an element of suspend disbelief towards the end but I really didn’t care and I adore the cover!