Book Review: Torch by Joselynn Drake and Rinda Elliott

Reviewed by Susan65

30169169Title: Torch
Authors: Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #3
Heroes: Rowan/Noah
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 287 Pages
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: October 24, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Nine months ago, Rowan Ward thought he had it all. Now he’s fighting to pull his shredded life together, buried in work and battling the kind of grief that destroys a man’s soul. When fires spring up around Cincinnati threatening Rowe’s friends and clients, he’s thrilled to find his old Army buddy, Noah Keegan in town. They were a hell of a team when they served together, so in-sync, it was rumored they could read each other’s minds.

Noah thought devoting his life to the Army would be enough. Then he realized he had no family and only one friend he cared about. When his enlistment was up, he found himself standing on Rowe’s doorstep, looking only for friendship but secretly hoping for more. He needs to know if their one unbelievable night together years ago wasn’t a mistake.

Caught in a dangerous game of fire and bullets, neither expects the inferno of emotion that ignites between them. One Rowe isn’t prepared to accept. One that could break Noah

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Review: Oh, I how I loved Rowe in the first two books and oh, how my heart broke for him when his wife, Melissa, was killed in the last book. I was sitting on pins and needles waiting on his story, and curious as all get out to see how Ms. Drake would take a straight man and create a new reality that would resonate as realistic and plausible. I shouldn’t have worried…this story is solid.

I should have guessed that Rowe had a past as it was alluded to with the way Melissa talked about their sex life. It was a secret that wasn’t very secretive unless you weren’t looking for it. I loved Noah from the get-go and I believe that Melissa would too. I didn’t read the blurb before I started reading so I wasn’t sure at first who Rowan’s new love interest would be…I was thrilled when it turned out to be Noah.

Noah and Rowe have a huge uphill battle to get to their hard fought and won happy ending. Rowe is still deeply mourning his wife and struggling with his renewed feelings for Noah. Honestly, if these two did not have a past it would have been much harder for me to believe that Rowe could love again so soon, but these two have all the makings for a strong and committed future.

Now they just need to stop the psycho that is dead-set on trying to kill and ruin him and his friends. This story is a continuation of that ongoing battle and will continue with the next book. Of which, I cannot wait for Ian and his cop to finally get their story. I loved the way that began in this book and I foresee some excitement coming soon.

Overall Impression: I loved it

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

 

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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2016, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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