Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Long Time Gone
Author: S.E. Jakes
Narrator: Adam North
Series: Hell or High Water #2
Heroes: Prophet Drews/Tom Boudreaux
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 7 Hours, 52 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: December 16, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: When a tornado meets a volcano, nothing is safe.
Soldier of fortune Prophet Drews always worked alone—until Tom Boudreaux became his partner. But when Tom walked away three months ago, ostensibly to keep Prophet safe, Prophet learned the true meaning of being alone. Everyone knows that Prophet, a Navy SEAL turned CIA spook turned mercenary, can look after himself. Which means he must’ve driven his lover away.
Even with half a world between them, Prophet can’t get the man out of his head. Maybe that’s why he’s in New Orleans in the middle of a hurricane, protecting Tom’s aunt. But the only looter around is Tom, bursting back into Prophet’s life. It turns out that Prophet’s been stuck in Tom’s head—and heart—too.
Their explosive reunion gets even hotter when Tom is arrested for murder. As they fight to clear his name, they delve deep into his past, finding enemies among everyone they meet. Staying alive in such a dangerous world is hard enough, but they soon discover that fighting to stay together is the most difficult thing they’ve ever done.
Review – Book: I never would have believed that another series could even compete with the boys from the Cut & Run series, but Prophet and Tommy are the real deal, and not only can they compete, but in some ways they are so much better. Move over Ty and Zane, there is a new team in town and they are absolutely giving you a run for your money. Wow, I’m blown away here.
In this installment, Prophet and Tommy are reunited after they went separate ways in Catch a Ghost. Tommy went AWOL, Prophet is freelancing his black ops jobs, and both ended up in New Orleans to help Tommy’s aunt during the Hurricane. Let me tell you, when these two meet up again, you’d better have a fire extinguisher ready, because they were on fire….OMG, I will never be able to look at rain again without thinking of Prophet and Tommy. That scene set the tempo for this book and it never faltered, not even once.
One of the best parts of this book is actually the dialogue. Simply brilliant writing by SE Jakes, and I so wish the rest of the series was coming soon because once I finish these next few audio’s I am going to want the rest of the story. She brings these guys to life, makes them so real you feel as if you could reach out and touch them. They are not perfect, they both have issues that they need to address and work through, and both have secrets that need to be revealed to bring their relationship together. A lot of Tommy’s horrible past is revealed in this book, and we start in on Prophet’s. Wow, again, not what I was expecting, but it works and works well.
One of my favorite parts of this book, no scratch that, my favorite part of this book is the alligator kink. Oh my God, you will laugh your ass off at Prophet and all the alligator comments, and then the aftermath..the holy hotness alligator kink between him and Tommy. Trust me, it works! I need that fire extinguisher again, please.
We also have the text message interaction between Prophet and Cillian, those two are a riot together. I can’t wait to reread when Mal and Cillian meet…they are explosive, and will be burning up the sheets.
And wasn’t Mal a surprise from Prophet’s past, a good one, but a surprise nonetheless. And the other guys from Prophet’s past, these guys are going to make the rest of this series perfect, I just know it. Please, please tell me there is more to come. This reread, or listen, as it was an audio, just reiterated how much I want this series to get back on track…I miss these guys.
This book ends on a much higher note than Catch a Ghost, and I am more than ready to move on to the next phase in the partnership of Prophet and Tommy. Just knowing that Prophet is willing to give them a chance makes the heart happy. These two are the real deal, and I am ready to be wowed some more in the next book.
Overall Impression: It was Amazing (5 stars)
Review – Audio Book: How can I love a book so much, but can’t stand the audio? I have tried and tried to put the voice of the narrator to the characters, but they just don’t fit. I can’t fault the narrator, he does an admirable job of bringing passion and intensity to the story and the characters, but his voice is just not the voice I hear in my head when I read the book. I highly recommend the book but I can’t recommend the audio.
Overall Impression: It was okay, but not good (2 stars)
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*