Jet Mykles Week Review: Squire

Reviewed by Heather C

1Title:  Squire
Author: Jet Mykles
Series: Indigo Knights #1
Heroes: Rabin/Izzy
Genre: MM Contemporary Romance
Length: 145 Pages
Publisher: Loose ID
Release Date: September 7, 2010
Available at: Loose ID, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Rabin Squire is on top of the world. At long last, everything is going his way. He’s about to go into the studio with none other than Brent Rose to put together a new album for his band, the Indigo Knights. Okay, so there’re currently only two members of the band, but with Brent’s help, that’ll soon change. Things are looking up.

Then there’s Izzy, Brent’s cousin. Rabin’s never been interested in a guy before but he can sure tell when one is gorgeous, and Izzy is that. He’s also funny, and sweet and…sexy as hell.

Since he’s not gay, Rabin never expected to have a fling with Izzy. But Izzy says their having sex doesn’t make him gay. Rabin’s not so sure about that but if Izzy’s good with it, what harm can come of it? Izzy agrees; no one else needs to know.

Then an even bigger opportunity means that Rabin has to move away. So if the thing with Izzy was no big deal, why does it hurt when it comes to an end?

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Review:

Squire is the first book in the Indigo Knights series: a spinoff from the Heaven Sent series…which I loved.  I remember that I held off on reading these, waiting for more than just a few books to be released, then I forgot all about them!  And then we chose Jet Mykles to be our featured author for the month…

Squire tells the story of Rabin Squire (oh, now that is explains the title!) and Izzy (Brent’s cousin).  Rabin was introduced in Genesis, book 5 of Heaven Sent…I think, when he had to stand in for Brent when he broke his hand right before a big performance.  With Brent’s help, Rabin is trying to rebuild his band Indigo Knights and is staying with Brent and Hell until his best friend and bandmate Zane is able to move up to Chicago with him.  Rabin has always considered himself straight, but he recently claimed to be “undecided”, but when he meets Izzy and discovers that sex with a man “feels right”, Rabin just might be gay after all.

I really liked this book.  It’s easy, has good tension, and the romance is pretty believable even though Rabin didn’t have much trouble accepting his newly discovered sexuality.  Plus, the bedroom scenes with Rabin and Izzy were pretty sexy.

There was a little bit of angst when Rabin decided to move away, but it didn’t get all that exciting…and it didn’t take Rabin long to come to his senses. There isn’t much else to say about this story, but it was a fun, simple read.  It could probably be read without reading the Heaven Sent books since I could barely remember Brent or Hell and I don’t think it hindered my enjoyment of Rabin’s story at all.

My one complaint is that it kinda left Rabin’s friendship with Zane hanging, so I’m curious to see if that gets resolved in a later book…

I’m very interested in reading Danny’s story…which I see is the next book Champion.

Overall Impression: I Really Liked It

*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Author Week, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2010 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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