Reviewed by Susan65
Title: His Salvation
Author: J.R. Loveless
Series: The ADA Chronicles #1
Heroes: Gabriel Romero/Alexander Ryker
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 260 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 23, 2012
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: In an attempt to atone for his sins and find some solace, ADA Agent Gabriel Romero helps other Deviants in need. But with threats from both sides—Normals and the Deviants who despise them—he finds it harder and harder to outrun his ghosts, especially after a difficult mission to rescue twin brothers held at an enemy compound, where Gabriel meets Alexander Ryker. Gabriel finds his new charge unexpectedly attractive, and that’s a complication he does not want—one he thinks he doesn’t deserve.
Despite the frosty reception from the stubborn agent who rescued him, sheltered telepath Alex feels an instant connection through the pain he sees in Gabriel’s eyes, and he does everything he can to gain his attention. The realities he must face while mastering his ability are hard, but failing to learn to defend himself is not an option. Soon he’ll need his newfound strength to convince Gabriel he deserves to live and love again.
Review: I’m not really sure if this series is going to continue or what, as there doesn’t seem to be any updates in a while, and just because I gave this one 3.5 stars doesn’t mean I didn’t like it or that I wouldn’t read the next one. As a matter of fact, I definitely would because I liked where this one was going, it just didn’t resonate strongly enough on my emotional scale to warrant a higher rating. I was also a little skeeved out by the age difference. Gabriel is 30 and Alex is 19. Anything with a “teen” in the age bracket is usually not going to work too well for me. In this case, I just ignored it the best I could.
What I really liked was a different spin on the paranormal world. These guys aren’t shifters, they are more like superheros. Special powers that make them lethal, but at the same time, freak out the normal humans and causes the “Normals” to hunt, hurt, and sometimes, kill the “Deviants”.
In this case, we have two sets of twins…both deviants. One, Gabriel who is fighting internal demons over the loss of his twin, and Alex who is running for his life, with his twin. Gabriel is kind of a special forces Deviant who, with his band of deviant militants, tries to protect others, and Alex is in need of some serious protection.
We have more than just the budding romance between these guys, you also have the foundation for the ADA, and a mystery to solve.
This story is great, I just didn’t feel a strong connection between the main characters. Regardless, it is worth a read because the spin on the paranormal world was enjoyable.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*