Overall this was quite lovely and I adored both Merrick and Cas. Their relationship developed quite beautifully and the scene at the Inn was easily my favorite. Such touching and sweet moments.
The addition of cars threw me for a loop though. I get I propably wasn't to take anything to literally as this was a fairy tale in the true sense but these cars felt sooo out of place in the world created here. Plus who doesn't love a good carriage ride.
This for me had zero angst which I appreciated considering I saw some comments that made this out to be an angst filled nightmare. For me this had some fantastic sexual tension with a HEA you knew was in the horizon.
Another season and another winner!!
I swear every time I pick up a new season, after waiting months and months, I have to first go back and at least read an episode or two of the previous season to get my head back into this setting, these characters and these wicked circumstances.
Once again, we have a season filled with all the glory of the classic soap operas from the 80's and 90's. This season was certainly no different and yet nothing ever feels repetitive.
From engagements, to divorces, to cheating, to murder and backstabbing, to wicked behavior and intrigue. We even got our first threesome scene...and boy was that hot as hell. Phew.
Every season brings forth new characters and honestly at this point I really need to be keeping a cheat sheet going to keep my head wrapped around everyone. And par for the course, the number of cliffhangers is high, much like our "who shot JR" classic antics...they are glorious to see unfold. Still amazed that Chicago has this number of ambulances on standby. LMAO.
Another great and entertaining BR with Marco...we look forward to these at each and every release. When we do finally see an end in sight, I see a full on reread of the series prior to reading it's conclusion. Can't wait for that full binge.
It hurts to know that fate has given me the perfect person for me to love, but has failed to make it reciprocal.
Gaaaahhhh this book is a killer and an emotional journey that I was not expecting at all.
Gabe, I have to say, I loved from the first moment I met him. His hardass work demeanor, snark, no-nonsense personality totally worked for me. Throw in equally entertaining banter by his assistant, not to mention one that does not let Gabe get away with anything, and I was hooked from the start.
“I think the first person that I’ll put on your team is Tracy from Reprographics.” Hugh immediately spits his water all over the table and Gabe’s suit.
My boss hardly reacts. He just brushes the moisture off, while staring intently at Hugh. It’s the look of a lion toying with its prey. “Yes,” he continues. “I think you really need her and it’s past time that we made her position more formalized. My only query is which position?” He shoots a quick glance at my pen scribbling over the paper taking notes, before continuing. “Should we say missionary, or reverse cow girl?”
Now, that said, this is not what I would call a typical romance and Gabe is not your typical “boyfriend”. He can be quite difficult to love at times. And while the journey to get through his issues is quite heartbreaking it is done so amazingly well. My heavens…the writing in this was quite phenomenal and the emotions are high. Every act has multiple meanings and insight and while you want to throw your kindle at times, I appreciated how Dylan mentally dealt with this man.
I hold him tight, aware when his breaths slacken into the deep, even sounds of sleep, and I can kiss his head and inhale his scent without him protesting. I don’t let go. I feel the need to grab a tight hold on him because, like water, he’s going to slip through my fingers and flow away sometime soon. I can sense it.
And with the highs are some beautifully described moments between these two men. Then throw in a set of parents that anyone would love to have and I am a mess. Rebecca and Tom were gracious, insightful and loving and saw through this beautiful man from the first moment they met him and their advice to their son was painful but real. I only wish we had gotten more of them at the end of the book.
“If his childhood was deprived of love, it will be hard. He’ll probably need love like no one else, and you can give that, Dylan. You’re one of the most loving people that I’ve met, but it won’t be easy. When you’ve gone years alone you develop a hard shell, and sometimes that shell never cracks.”
While the journey is hard, the HEA is strong. Perhaps the epilogue was a little over the top but damn, after the journey, it worked for me. And getting Gabe’s POV even for just a few moments was lovely.
Now I do wish we had perhaps gotten a little more closure or perhaps seen the door slam behind the twat…but I guess I can’t have everything I wish for.
I eagerly await more from Henry and Jude. Both amazing and caring friends who equally deserve to find love.
*Highly Recommended but don’t expect a lighthearted Romance*