Reviewed by Susan65 and JustJen
Title: Daylight Again
Author: SE Jakes
Series: Hell or Highwater #3
Heroes: Elijah “Prophet” Drews and Tommy Boudreaux
Genre: M/M Action
Length: 265 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: May 5, 2014
Available at: Riptide Publishing, Amazon & Barnes and Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Before Prophet Drews can have a future, he must first put his past to rest.
Prophet Drews is a man on the edge, and he’s pulling Tom Boudreaux, his partner on the job and in real life, right over with him. When his old CO calls in a favor, Prophet asks Tom to join the off-the-grid rescue. But the mission raises all of Prophet’s old ghosts: CIA assassins, the terrorist Sadiq, and most importantly, John—traitor, former teammate, and Prophet’s first love.
To help bury those ghosts for good, Prophet and Tom gather the members of Prophet’s former SEAL team . . . and a spook named Cillian who’s been tailing Prophet for years. In the process, Prophet is forced to face his team’s shifting loyalties, ghosts who refuse to stay dead, and scariest of all, his own limitations.
With everyone’s lives in danger, Prophet and Tom must unravel a tangled knot of secrets, including their own. Prophet must decide how much to reveal to Tom, while Tom must decide how far he’s willing to go to help Prophet lay his ghosts to rest.
Susan: Once again, SE Jakes kept me intensely focused on every step that Prophet and Tommy take; the interaction between the team mates; the Mal and Cillian drama (Sigh, love these guys); and the issues with Prophet’s eyes and his flashbacks…so much so that I couldn’t do another thing until I turned the last page. In other words: a typical SE Jakes book for me.
JustJen: I totally agree. I pretty much drop everything I’m currently involved in to read these books, and I wasn’t disappointed with this one either. Everything we love about the intensity between Prophet and Tommy is here once again, and we just know there are still things in the works to cause more trouble.
Susan: We are so close to getting to the truth about John, but I am still completely divided on whether he is a good guy or a bad guy. I’m probably in the minority, but I think he is a good guy. I have no doubt that we won’t get to the truth until the end of the series, but that’s okay. I love having another book to look forward to, but knowing the series is winding down makes me sad.
JustJen: I’m on the fence about John as well. We are being led to believe he is bad, but actions are making me think otherwise. I think I’m with Prophet on this one in thinking he could be deep undercover. Then again, maybe we will both be surprised when another bombshell is dropped!
Susan: Prophet and Tommy are not the mushy-mushy “I love you” types but the fist in the face and then kiss the blood off the lips types…and the heat generated by these two is explosive. Their sex is off the chains, and has been from book one. The fact that Tommy can leisurely remove ropes and cuffs while having sex is just incredibly indicative of the type of bedroom antics these two get up to. These guys are, without a doubt, the kind of men I love to read about the most. Seriously, Prophet offered to build Tommy a swamp in his backyard, now that’s true love.
JustJen: They are definitely two smokin hot alphas. Of course, all of their sex is good, but the extra aggressive sessions are off-the-charts. These guys take care of each other in so many ways and that they’ve gotten to a point where that is possible is huge.
Susan: The team: We get to know more about and see Prophet’s team in action. Even though Doc is now with EE, he was the team doctor and is still looking out for Prophet. One of my favorite scenes was with Tommy and Doc. He is just an all around great guy. Mal opening up to Tommy was quite unexpected, but it makes sense considering how alike they are, but I cannot wait until Prophet finds out the truth behind Mal throat injury…seriously, how does Mal even get over that truth?
JustJen: I loved seeing more of the other guys! We knew we’d most likely see more of Mal/Cillian, but the other guys get some face time as well. I did find myself trying to coincide scenes here, one in particular with Mal/Cill in the club, with the same scene from their book. Speaking of Cillian, it was interesting to see how his and Prophet’s relationship has evolved here. Things have gotten a bit more serious. Gone are the teasing/flirting texts and fun banter, which I actually did miss just a bit. But it was nice to see things have moved on given the circumstances.
Susan: Prophet’s eye’s and his flashbacks were huge players in this installment. I am keeping every finger and toe crossed that he doesn’t completely lose his sight. I know Tommy will stay with him, but I just can’t see Prophet dealing with that handicap. So please, SE, no complete blindness for Prophet, capisce? The flashbacks, the sand, and the fact that Prophet was at his weakest, but still lives confuses me and makes me believe that John is really not a bad guy. I hope I am proven right, but since he has a death sentence either way, I have no idea how that will end. But still, he needs his ass kicked for doing this to Prophet.
JustJen: I am so glad we were able to learn a bit more about Proph’s eyesight issue. I’m excited to see how this is going to play out, even though I’m afraid of how that will go. There are more twists and turns in this segment, and while some questions are answered, there are more set forth to take their place. I loved the many fabulous one-liners, banter and little significant moments. This series is still as strong as ever, though the sex takes a more noticeable backseat in this installment. This was a great addition, and I’m really looking forward to the next, even though I’m also sad it’s coming to the end.
Overall Impression: It was amazing
*We received a copy of this book from the author and the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*