Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Prodigal Son
Author: Tricia Owens
Series: Juxtapose City #9
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 156 Pages
Publisher: Tricia Owens
Release Date: April 7, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Who will pay the price when Black and Calyx crawl back to the JCPD?
Though Black has managed to defuse the escalating war for the time being, he has left himself, Calyx, and the rest of JC2 in a vulnerable position. Friendless on the streets, mistrusted by the police, Black knows that when his enemies come he can present little defense against them…and that is not an option. To keep Calyx out of danger and to re-position himself where he needs to be when the Silent City recovers and gears up for war again, Black decides to throw himself on the mercy of Captain Dickerson. But will the price he have to pay be too much? Or is there no limit to what Black is willing to do to keep the man he loves safe from harm?
Review: There are so many things that I love about this series, and each time I start the next book, all of them come flooding back to satisfy my cravings for more. I especially enjoy when characters have unique voices or quirks that each time hearing them again brings back memories from all the previous stories. Such is the case here with Black and even more so with Calyx.
I absolutely adore Calyx. He has so many layers, has seen so many things and been forced or chosen to do those things that shaped who he is. He’s flawed and vulnerable at times, yet strong and forceful at others. Now, he’s dealing with all of the events that have led up to this point, and having his newfound father under their roof is just a small kink in chain. Even though he’s adamant about not caring about Kard, there is still an inkling of something drawing him to learn more. There is still such a strong feeling of distrust smoldering, but it seems they are running out of options but to put some measure of trust in him.
Then there is the issue of Black and his lack of psypathic powers. He is still intent on leading his men and getting to the bottom of things, all while hoping to stop the impending war. Unfortunately, he needs Captain Dickless to make his plans work. There is such an extreme amount of tension where Captain Dick is concerned. Aside from what Black is hoping to accomplish, there is still the mystery surrounding the experiments, the mysterious healer, the creepy backers and other players who may be involved. And, let’s not forget about the other Genesis who is still lurking somewhere. But, through it all, Calyx is by his side, as promised, and it is always clear how much these two need each other in just about every way possible.
So, yes, there is still a lot going on here and a lot at play. The chess pieces have continued to move forward, albeit with many twists and turns, but this game still seems far from over, and for that, I’m very excited. I can never get enough of this crazy story, these complicated characters and this extremely interesting world Ms. Owens has created. I cannot wait for the next installment.
Overall Impression: It was amazing
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*