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Cage The Night : A Battle Within (Weeps Indigo Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B08JQBQGPF
- Publication date : November 20, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 3274 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 314 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #625,190 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I challenge you to find a more sympathetic character in Indie authorship than Richard Clayson. What would you think of a man of the law who sacrifices it all: his career, family and reputation for the love of an under-age (17yo) boy who had been put into the sex trade by his brother and others since he was 12yo? That’s a lot. Right? Well, this is the story between Richard and Beau. Richard had always been the one to help the underdog, whether in the army or since he became Sheriff. He rationalizes that is what he is doing for Beau when what he really wants is a relationship. He has a wife, two children and a best friend who can’t understand him or what he is going through. This is book two in this trilogy so we have to wait for book three to get our resolution. This book will not end happily.
Is Beau manipulating Richard? Is Roy doing the same? If so, why? So many angles to this tragic tale. I love the way the book is being told, basically in Richard’s POV and what he is thinking, events he endures, and in the end, we get Beau’s POV, which is eye-opening!
Unfortunately, I could only give this book 4 stars because there are editing issues. Not terribly pronounced but the author would benefit from a good editor. I volunteered to review an ARC through Gay Romance Reviews and it is highly recommended.
This is the second book in a series. I highly recommend reading that one before reading this as it will help more in understanding the story and characters.
This books revolve around Richard and Beau and their relationship. Richard is the character you would call a white knight - championing lost causes, the down trodden, the little guy, helping the underdog. Beau on the other hand if that underdog who experienced nothing but pain and suffering from ironically the hands of the Richard's brother who is involved in the sex trade. All of Richard's motivation in this book revolves around Beau and his need to right the wrong his family has done to the boy and his inner turmoil on what he really wants to get from Beau.
Beau on the other hand finds Richard's kindness a bit strange but not knowing anything other than what he has been used to - abuses, pain, sex, etc...he deals with it by offering what he thinks he can offer - sex. Down the line however, we see how their relationship evolves and how destructive it was to those around them. They have hurt people that cared about them. There were lies and half-truths in their interactions and frankly it is hard to see this story ending in a happy note in the next book.
There are some minor editing issues within the story that at times took me out of the story.
This was a hard read for me not because of the themes of the story or how dark the tone is overall but I find it hard to like the characters. Richard and Beau are complex characters don't get me wrong. They are in fact interesting characters but I guess they just didn't resonate with him that well.
Overall, the plot is interesting and the relationships were written pretty well. Motivations for me are a bit so-so at the present but we'll see how it goes in the 3rd book.
For those who are not into huge age-gaps, relationships between minors and adults especially minors with adults of authority, rape and violence you might want to bear in mind that those are contained in this book. This is not a book filled with sunshine and rainbow.
I'd give the book a 4 star out of 5
I did have conflicting feelings about this story. I love dark reads and this story is definitely a dark read. The story itself kept me on edge however, the main character was very hard to like most of the time.
The premise of a sheriff with dark secrets becoming almost the same monster as the one he killed over a persumed victim that he has fallen hard for.
However, with all the twist and turns this story takes the victim doesn't appear to be all that innocent in the grand scheme of things. He uses the love the sheriff has for him to take care of some dirty deeds.
Noone is innocent in this twisted, suspenseful, who done it storyline line.
So now, I am very curious to see how the story of the two main MC'S concludes.