Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Jewel Cave
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Series: Circles #3
Heroes: Griff & Clint
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 155 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 1, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Through ten wonderful years Griff Diamond and Clint Bishop weathered good times and bad together. Lately they haven’t spent as much time together as they’d like, and their physical relationship is suffering. Then Clint loses his job at the steel mill. Instead of worrying, he sees it as an opportunity to lean on his steady partner, start his writing career, and rekindle the passion they’ve lost.
But a friendly relationship with another author turns to obsession, putting Clint’s life in danger. Taken against his will to the Jewel Cave system in South Dakota, Clint must rely on the skills he’s learned from Griff to survive.
Fearing the worst, Griff tracks Clint across the country. As a US Marshal, Griff’s always been the man who keeps everyone safe, but he doesn’t know how he and Clint will survive this.
For a decade now, Griff & Clint have been together and still love each other but lately they haven’t been able to spend much time together. But when Clint refuses to acknowledge the obvious obsession a fellow writer has on him, they get into a fight that hurts both their feelings. Before they can makeup, though, Clint’s kidnapped, leaving Griff frantic to find him. Enlisting the help of his team, the US Marshals do everything they can to find Clint but will they be able to find him before his obsessor becomes even more violent?
Okay, this was definitely the best book in the series so far! I’m not usually a fan of existing relationships but since this one was about Griff & Clint, I wanted to give it a try. I really liked them as a couple. They were opposites but still had certain hobbies in common. It was interesting to see how they were both content after a decade with each other and even more so to see how everything played out with the kidnapping. I liked that Clint had such a quiet strength to him and how Griff would move mountains to get Clint back.
I really adored this story but there was something missing from it. I’m not exactly sure what but there’s just something that stops me from giving it five stars. Maybe it was because you don’t learn much about how Griff & Clint got together (just a brief story) or their back history. Maybe it was because the ending could have had a little ‘more’ to it but I just can’t pinpoint exactly what was missing
Even still, this was definitely the best book in the series so far. I ADORED the characters and how even after a decade and in a rut, they still loved each other so much. The kidnapping brought them closer together and made them realize what they had. It was a really enjoyable ride and I hope this isn’t the end of seeing Griff & Clint!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*