Reviewed by Susan65
Title: A Chance for Us
Author: Jake C. Wallace
Series: New Vampire Justice #2
Heroes: Justin Master/Max Kincaid
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 274 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 11, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Love between a young man with a broken mind and the jaded New Vampire Justice officer who cares for him might be the last hope to stop a human-vampire war….
Justin Masters is stuck in a nightmare. Waking after seven years in a catatonic state, he falls desperately in love with the straight NVJ officer who saved him. Between that and dreams of being tortured and taking pleasure in the pain, which bleeds into his waking hours, Justin’s sure he’s starting to crack.
The growing unrest in the vampire world should be Max Kincaid’s focus, but Justin’s struggle, along with Max’s confusing feelings for his ward, have him reeling. When Justin’s attacked, his resulting needs might be more than what Max can provide, but he’ll be damned if anyone else will touch Justin.
As the NVJ investigates humans missing from a high-end bite club, they uncover a deeper plot that traces back to Justin. If those who want him have their way, there will be bloodshed. Justin and Max are in a fight to save Justin not only from those who would use him, but from his own mind.
Review: The continuation of the New Vampire Justice series gives us a healthy of dose of both our new protagonists: Justin and Max, as well as the couple from book one: Carson and Lincoln. Justin and Carson were teenage boyfriends before Carson was forced to bite Justin which threw him into a 7 year coma. Thus, book two is the aftermath of that act combined with a new mystery that took me to a place that was so far off my radar that I was blindsided.
This story will be almost impossible to review without giving anything away so bear with me while I speak in tongues and go in circles. Don’t hate on me, it’s the author who took me for this roller coaster ride, and you will just have to read it for yourself to fill in the blanks. But, trust me when I say that is not a punishment but merely a couple of days of reading enjoyment.
There are many story-lines in this book, but they are all interconnected and make sense to the plot. We have the budding relationship between newly-awakened Justin and his hero, and straight (soon to realize he’s Bi) NVJ officer, Max. Then the repercussions of the horrific act that ruined the relationship of Justin and Carson and how they are trying to rebuild a new friendship. And finally, there is more to Justin and his coma and that is what really threw me for a loop. That is part of this mystery that grabbed me the most. So much I can’t say, and I’m sorry, but any words that leave my lips will be a spoiler and that just can’t happen.
So do yourself a favor and read this book…just be sure to read book one first. This is in no way a stand alone, and they must be read in order. You will be intrigued and I guarantee you will love these guys and their stories.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*