Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Sun and Shadow
Author: Dirk Greyson
Series: Day and Knight #2
Heroes: Day and Knight
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 210 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 9, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Dayton “Day” Ingram is recovering from an injury suffered in Mexico—and from his failed relationship with fellow Scorpion agent, Knight. While researching an old government document, Day realizes he might be holding the key to finding an artistic masterpiece lost since WWII.
But the Russians are looking for it too, and have a team in place in Eastern Europe hunting it down. Day and Knight are brought back together when they are charged with getting to the painting first.
Knight wants to leave Mexico and everything that happened there behind, and return to the life he had—except it wasn’t much of a life. When he’s partnered up with Day, keeping his distance proves to be challenging. But Day is as stubborn as Knight and isn’t willing to let him walk away.
Their assignment leads them through Germany and Austria with agents hot on their tail—agents willing to do whatever it takes to get to the masterpiece first. If Day and Knight can live long enough to find the painting, they might also discover something even more precious—each other.
Review: It doesn’t take long to be reminded of the things I loved from the previous book. Day is still recovering, and it seems Knight has kept his distance since they returned from the mission. It doesn’t last too long though when they are paired up once again on another mission. If nothing else, they both agree they make good partners.
It also doesn’t take long for their chemistry to bring their feelings right back to the level they were on the cruise. This time, they are trying to track down some stolen art that they need to find before the Russians find it. Going on the written confession of an old salt miner who claimed he hid important pieces of art rather than destroy them when Hitler gave the order. So, they are on an adventure of sorts, tracking down clues to the possible location of the missing art. Unfortunately, the Russians are on the same mission, hoping to use it as a tool in their relations with Poland.
At first, this mission seemed a little far fetched and hard to believe it garnered enough importance to require these guys to be involved. But, it doesn’t take long for it to become more clear, exciting and quite interesting and something I ended up really enjoying about this story. Back to the guys though. They really do make quite a good pair. Knight is still wishy washy over his feelings for Day, mostly due to his continued guilt over the loss of his family. He pulls Day in, then pushes him away. But, Day continues to all him out on things and doesn’t let him get away with anything, forcing him to be clear about his feelings. Again, I loved the way Day handled Knight through his various moods and issues. Through it all, they had each other’s backs when it mattered.
This story moved along at a consistent pace throughout, whether the guys were holed up somewhere or on the run. They have great dialog, are funny and sexy, and I really enjoy watching them together. I’m definitely a fan and look forward to seeing the next phase of their relationship and what the next mission brings.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*