Reviewed by Susan65
Author: Maggie Walsh
Series: Stories from a Crossroads Demon #2
Heroes: Syd Walker/Sam Compton
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 106 Pages
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Release Date: March 24, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Syd Walker never wanted to see his childhood crush, Sam Compton, ever again after their one painful night together long ago. Now Sam is back and Syd wants nothing to do with the doctor.
Syd is lonely after losing his best friend Shane to a violent death and realizes he is tired of being alone. He just wants to find that one man that he can share his life with. So Syd searches out the help of the Crossroads Demon.
But when the threat of a serious illness brings Syd and Sam crashing back together again, will Syd be able to move past his pain?
Sam makes a huge mistake, and now all Syd sees is red, and he wants revenge. Can Dantalion make Syd see through his pain of memories long ago or will he deny what he truly wants and lose Sam forever? If Syd can’t find a way to forgive, he will lose his soul to the Crossroads Demon.
Review: I wasn’t sure how I felt initially about the big change in the contract rules for the humans who sold their souls, for whatever reason, but this one turned out to be a good thing. Sydney really is a good guy, though, and deserved the chance to regain the rights to his own afterlife. So, I’m good with that, but I am still not sure why those rules couldn’t be retroactive to Shane in book one. Yes, Shane is a happy boy spending eternity with Dantalion, but still….
Sam and Sydney just screwed up so badly when they were younger, and that miscommunication link was the catalyst for years of hurt feelings and missed opportunities. I wasn’t sure if pissed off Syd would ever come around to hearing Sam’s side of the story…he was sooo angry. But, once these two men, with the help of our friendly Crossroads Demon, finally, finally get on the same page it was well worth it.
These stories are short, but packed full of an emotional punch. You feel the ache from both Sam and Sydney and wonder how they could create a future based on a past so full of anger and hurt feelings. But they get that elusive happy every after…and a lot more.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*