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- Publication date : October 25, 2020
- File size : 1147 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 298 pages
- ASIN : B08CTMLV6S
- Publisher : AAS Publishing; 1st edition (October 25, 2020)
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #441,835 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Ked is a slight man, and his mind and mouth never stop! During the first part of the novel, I felt for the townspeople who were meeting him as his running dialogue was difficult to even follow. I hate to say it, but I found myself skipping over some of his lengthy paragraphs of dialogue because I found it quite confusing. I did get used to it eventually!
As Ked gets to know the townsfolk he meets Sean Ashby. Sean moved to Bear Lake to avoid people. He’s an artist and a bit elusive … that is until he gets wind of Ked. Although there is instant chemistry between the two men, Sean implies that there are things that Ked doesn’t know about him. Ked seems to take it on as a mission and begins his discovery of what Sean Ashby is and who he is.
A couple of things happen in the novel. There is the exploration of Sean’s life as a “Dom”. The description of the book says that there is BDSM content but it’s on the lighter side. There is going to be a continuation of the novel so I expect that this side of Sean and Ked’s relationship may be expounded upon in the future.
There is also a slight mystery with a tantalizing injection of danger. While out trying to catch some poachers, Ked is injured and becomes the target of some nasty people. This event comes back to haunt Ked a few times throughout the novel.
Both Ked and Sean have things from their pasts that they are struggling with. Each of them is dealing with quite different things, but it’s another plotline running through the novel. I thought that Sean’s storyline was the most interesting although I found the emotions of his character the most difficult to connect with.
What I really enjoyed about the book was the marvelous collection of supporting characters that made up the town. Everyone who was introduced was unique and interesting and slowly, they all welcomed Ked into their chosen family. Carrington has captured the tight-knit community of a small town and the way that they all rely on one another. I’m definitely looking forward to hearing more about the town’s residents and all the things that they get up to.
This book is mainly written from Ked’s POV but a few chapters show also Sean’s POV, but you will not know which chapter until you have read the first few pages wondering who is thinking and saying what because there is no indication. There is also no indication when a scene or event ends and the story line jumps to a few days or hours later. And this continuous flow from one moment to a future one is at times quite annoying.