Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Daylight Again
Author: S.E. Jakes
Narrator: Adam North
Series: Hell or High Water #3
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 Hours, 57 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: December 16, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Before Prophet Drews can have a future, he must first put his past to rest.
Prophet Drews is a man on the edge, and he’s pulling Tom Boudreaux, his partner on the job and in real life, right over with him. When his old CO calls in a favor, Prophet asks Tom to join the off-the-grid rescue. But the mission raises all of Prophet’s old ghosts: CIA assassins, the terrorist Sadiq, and most importantly, John—traitor, former teammate, and Prophet’s first love.
To help bury those ghosts for good, Prophet and Tom gather the members of Prophet’s former SEAL team . . . and a spook named Cillian who’s been tailing Prophet for years. In the process, Prophet is forced to face his team’s shifting loyalties, ghosts who refuse to stay dead, and scariest of all, his own limitations.
With everyone’s lives in danger, Prophet and Tom must unravel a tangled knot of secrets, including their own. Prophet must decide how much to reveal to Tom, while Tom must decide how far he’s willing to go to help Prophet lay his ghosts to rest.
Review – Book: This series installment kept me intensely focused on every step that Prophet and Tommy take; the interaction between the teammates; the Mal and Cillian drama (sigh, really love these guys); and the issues with Prophet’s eyes and his flashbacks. So much to take in, but so much to love. We are so close to getting to the truth about John, who at this point is an enigma and we are still completely unsure whether he is a good guy or a bad guy.
Prophet and Tommy are not the mushy-mushy “I love you” types but the fist in the face and then kiss the blood off the lips types…and the heat generated by these two is explosive. Their sex is off the chains, and has been from book one. The fact that Tommy can leisurely remove ropes and cuffs while having sex is just incredibly indicative of the type of bedroom antics these two get up to. These guys are, without a doubt, the kind of men I love to read about the most. Seriously, Prophet offered to build Tommy a swamp in his backyard, now that’s true love.
We learn more about and see Prophet’s team in action. Even though Doc is now with EE, he was the team doctor and is still looking out for Prophet. One of my favorite scenes was with Tommy and Doc. He is just an all around great guy. Mal opening up to Tommy was quite unexpected, but it makes sense considering how alike they are, but I cannot wait until Prophet finds out the truth behind Mal throat injury…seriously, how does Mal even get over that truth?
Prophet’s eye’s and his flashbacks were huge players in this installment. I am still keeping every finger and toe crossed that he doesn’t completely lose his sight. I know Tommy will stay with him, but I just don’t know how Prophet will deal with that handicap. The flashbacks, the sand, and the fact that Prophet was at his weakest but still lives confuses me and makes me believe that John is really not a bad guy. I hope I am proven right, but since he has a death sentence either way, I have no idea how that will end. But still, he needs his ass kicked for doing this to Prophet.
Overall Impression: It was amazing
Review – Audio Book: Maybe it’s because I am used to his voice now, and even though it’s not the right voice for me, it isn’t bothering me as much as it did in the beginning. I know that is not a stellar endorsement but like everything involving our favorite books, the way each reader envisions the way a character looks or sounds is a personal choice and preference. I am sure many will love this narrator’s performance, and trust me, he does perform well. I go both ways with audios; I either prefer the book and the audio is just okay, or I prefer the audio. Either way, I love this series, and the audio versions, though not my favorite, bring a new kind of life to two of my favorite characters.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*