Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Dawn and Dusk
Author: Dirk Greyson
Series: Day and Night #3
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 178 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 6, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: For Scorpion agents Day and Knight, their relationship is slow to develop, and trust is hard to build. Then Day’s brother, Stephen, goes missing, and Day finds out more about him than he ever dreamed. Day’s first reaction to Stephen’s disappearance is to try to get to him as fast as possible.
Knight initially holds him back so they can attempt to find out what they’re walking into. But when Knight sees Day’s desperation, he steps in to help and tries to calm the man he’s growing to care about, even though the trail is cold and clues are scarce.
When Day witnesses his brother being shot live on television, he loses the last of his control. Despite the lack of answers, Day is more determined than ever to find out what happened. Stephen was all the family he had left.
Bone-deep fear and adversity threaten to tear Day and Knight apart, but facing unimaginable hardship together might finally cement the bond between them.
Review: Knight and Day are back but this time, they are off on a more personal adventure. Day’s brother, and only remaining family, Stephen, is missing and believed dead. So the guys follow the clues to get to the bottom of things in hopes of finding out the truth and possibly even Stephen.
These guys work great as work partners – each excelling in ways the other does not. They totally trust each other and their abilities which really adds to their partnership. Outside of the job, however, is another story. Knight is still holding back, keeping himself closed off emotionally from Day. Once Day lays it out that he wants to know where they stand (i.e. are they just in it for the sex, or could there be more?), Knight reveals that his fear of losing the memories and feelings for his lost wife and child is the major factor. It takes a short-lived kidnapping and potential danger to Day, with some extra prodding from outside help, for Knight to see things in a better light. Knight also reveals a little more about his past, and it helps to see what is contributing to his issues.
I really enjoy this series. It is not the fluffy romance this author is known for in his other series. These guys are a bit tougher and not overly romantic. While they have some trouble talking about their emotions and feelings, it is easy to see them as you wait for the rest to catch up. They have great banter, joking around, poking and prodding to get reactions in order to help each other focus which make the adventures (jobs) more interesting. By the end of this story, they seem to be on a clearer path regarding their relationship, so I’m even more excited for the next installment to see how things play out.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*