Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: To Touch the Sky
Author: M.A. Church
Series: Leap of Faith #2
Heroes: Hawk & Simon
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 210 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 3, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: He can run, but he can’t hide…
Centuries ago, Hawk made a terrible mistake which has haunted him since. Fear of responsibility and feelings of unworthiness leads him to denying the mate Wha-tay showed him in a vision. So now Hawk runs his bar, has casual sex, and never, ever dates men with blond hair and brown eyes. But then Simon walks into his bar, and the future he’s feared is about to end up in a brawl if Hawk doesn’t do something—fast.
Simon Carter has a smart mouth and a bulldog temperament. So when Hawk runs, Simon pursues the sexy man, only to be rejected. Just as Simon decides to give up, someone—or something—visits him to change his mind… and scares him to death. Now Simon is backpedaling, and Hawk is in pursuit.
Desperate to reassure Simon and keep him safe, Hawk is forced to reveal his secrets before he’s ready. Can Simon learn to accept things aren’t always as they seem? Is the connection between them strong enough to help Hawk overcome centuries of pain? The only way the two men will move beyond Hawk’s past is for both of them to take a leap of faith.
Centuries ago, Hawk made a mistake that cost him someone he loved. Since then, he hasn’t been able to let that guilt go and he’s done everything in his power to avoid any type of happiness. When it comes to mates, he’s determined to avoid finding his at all costs. But when Simon walks into his bar, he can’t run any longer. Simon went to Hawk’s bar to get laid and ended up almost getting in a fight. Saved by Hawk, he’s enamored by the darkly dangerous man and determined to catch Hawk’s attention. Even when Hawk’s an asshole and standoffish to Simon, he knows there’s something that keeps pulling him toward Hawk. Will Hawk be able to withstand the mating pull especially when Simon’s determined to at least get the man’s attention?
This one was sooooo cute! I really loved that Simon didn’t backdown and would babble when he was nervous. When he was around Hawk at first, it was like he couldn’t stop talking, which would either amuse or confuse Hawk to no end. With Hawk, I didn’t really like him at first. I thought he was being ridiculous but then I could also understand why he was being that way. I loved that he was so emotionally broken but I didn’t exactly love some of his decisions. As a couple, though, I adored them together and I especially loved Hawk’s totem who had some great one-liners.
I enjoyed this one a lot but there was just way too much sex for me. So, I really wished there had been more of Simon and Hawk getting closer together shown instead of just told.
But, in the end, I still really liked it. It was great to get back to this world and seeing Simon get his story. As characters, I adored them both and enjoyed seeing their journey. I especially loved Hawk’s totem! I hope there’s more to this series because now I want Owen’s story!!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*