Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Cleansing Flame
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Rekindled Flame #2
Heroes: Dayne Mills/Lawson Martin
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 10, 2017
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Life has been grinding Dayne Mills down almost for as long as he can remember. First he lost the love of his life in an accident that also left him with a permanent injury, and then his mother passed away a year later. When his house burns to the ground, it’s the last straw. He can’t take any more, and if it wasn’t for kind and handsome firefighter Lawson Martin offering him a hand up and a place to stay, he doesn’t know what he’d do. Dayne would love for his relationship with Lawson to evolve into something beyond charity, but he knows going after a man so far out of his league will only lead to yet more heartache. It’s best to just keep his mind on his research.
It’s that research that leads Dayne to an old student journal that not only provides clues to the Native American heritage Lawson has been searching for, but chronicles a century-old love story. The tale that unfolds might be just what Dayne and Lawson need to remind them that no matter how dark life becomes, love can find a way to shine through.
Review: So, so sweet! Andrew Grey has written several books about fire fighters and an entire series centered on Native Americans, well – this has both! Though this is a second book in a series, I’ve not read the first and I wasn’t a bit lost.
Primarily, this is a hurt/comfort story. Dayne was injured severely in an accident that almost lost him his legs and did lose him his lover. He’s not been with anyone since the accident and he’s resigned himself to a lonely existence. He feels not only scarred and unlovable, but unlucky and dangerous to people near him.
Lawson is a Native American fire fighter who meets Dayne at the library. Dayne is there doing research on a Native American school that Lawson is also interested in. When they meet again, at Dayne’s apartment, it’s because there’s a fire and Lawson is there to rescue Dayne.
There is a slow burn from friends to lovers and at the same time our contemporary lovers fall for one another they also learn, through a diary, about a pair of Native American lovers from 1909 who fall in love.
I really loved the added touch of the side story and it really touched me – I will let you all know now that both of our couples get a HEA!
For fans of the author- you’ll love this – and for someone looking for a nice, sweet, hurt/comfort romance with a bonus, historical story– this is for you!
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*