Reviewed by Kimberley
TITLE: Race Against Time
SERIES: Cade Creek # 11
AUTHOR: Stormy Glenn
PUBLISHER: Siren Bookstrand
LENGTH: 126 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 28, 2016
Racine Tuff just wanted to get back to the safety of Cade Creek. With a date gone wrong and a psycho hunting him, being safe seemed like a dream. When he’s met at the airport by a couple of sexy firemen, trusting them is easier than he thought it would be, but is his trust misplaced?
Vincent Rizzo has loved Ari since the moment they met. Wanting the man in his life, he readily agrees to Ari’s stipulations, even if they are a little weird. As time passes, he finds himself looking for that third man to be with them as well. When he arrives in the form of a battered and abused man who jumps at his own shadow, can Vinnie set aside his longing for a threesome long enough to insure Race’s safety?
Ari Kadin has always known his desires were odd even for a gay man, or so he thought until he falls for another fireman. Vinnie convinces him that his desires are perfectly normal. Still hesitant, Ari doesn’t know what to make of the instant desire he feels for the abused man they pick up from the airport. Race comes with a dangers that threaten all of them. Is having his dream relationship worth losing what he already has?
This is the 11th installment in the lives of the men of Cade Creek. This one picks up with Race, a dancer and former member of The Dirty Dozen motorcycle gang (A Little Bit of Nothing). Race’s character was mentioned briefly but didn’t really stand out. This is why I really couldn’t remember him right away even after getting a little of his backstory.
This story, like other has the recurring theme of men who are a little broken emotionally and physically but Cade Creek and some of its residents come together to help heal the emotional and physical wounds of some of them.
Ari and Vincent are two fire fighters in Cade Creek who meet Race while doing a friend a favor. Both men see Race and are instantly attracted to the man. I think it had more to do with seeing him bruised and battered and their protective instincts kick in. They both decide then that Race is the one for them and immediately makes moves to make him theirs.
Race returns to Cade Creek bruised, battered and scared. Even though it meant leaving his dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer behind, he runs to where he knows he’ll be safe, among friends and family.
The story picks up nicely where the last one left off. I really like these characters and even more so because it’s a ménage. The transition from one story to the next is seamless.
These stories all have HEA endings and no cliffhangers which is always good. I really do like the series.
This book is part of a series and as such should be read in sequential order. It is recommended that your read the Blaecleah Brothers Cowboy series as their characters cross over into this series.
Reader advisory: The other books in this series have mild-to mid- level violence and may deal with issues such as domestic/family violence, physical, mental, sexual abuse and rape so if those are your triggers, I would recommend you skip those parts.