Reviewed by Danielle
TITLE: Like Heaven on Earth
SERIES: Dance, Love, Live #3
AUTHOR: Jaime Samms
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 204 Pages
RELEASE DATE: August 29th, 2016
Cobalt Winslow lost two loves when his ex-boyfriend, Calvin Denvers, infected him with HIV, taking his health and his place as principal danseur in their New York ballet company when Cobalt became too weak. Now dealing with the aftermath as best he can, Cobalt teaches dance in Toronto with the support of his oldest friends, Conrad and Peridot. The one bright spot in his life is Malory Preston, his brother’s driver and a man who is always there when Cobalt needs him. Kind and attentive, Preston embodies everything Calvin lacks, but Cobalt can’t let go of his unhealthy, long-distance relationship with his ex.
Calvin brings a messy and violent end to their affair, but offers a chance for Cobalt to return to New York—as Calvin’s understudy—just when he’s on the verge of a real and lasting relationship with Preston. Now Cobalt faces a choice between two loves: dancing and Preston. Preston must show Cobalt that he has the power and support to make the life he wants and deserves, no matter what he decides
The first thing that comes to mind is that I am so glad I stuck with this series. After the first part I was hesitant because there were some issues for me that I discussed in the review for that book, but after book 2 I was getting more and more excited for the series in general and the book I just finished reading.
Cobalt is a story you have to be anxious to read if you’ve folowed this series, I cannot imagine you wouldn’t be. You want to know what made him the way he is, what triggers him and what pushes his buttons.
And we get all that and more in this very compelling, strong story.
The blurb mentions some of the issues that we are dealing with in this story like the relationship between Cobalt and Cal but it doesn’t tell you the strong slow building of the relationship between “Coby” and “Preston”. It is as powerful as you can ask for while reading a lifestory of someone coming out of a violent relationship turning a life page and moving into a different life path.
If I have to mention a minor point of critism it would be that I didn’t care much for the minimum of prep written in specific scenes in the book, where I did like the scenes in total.
Author Jaime Samms excels in this third party in charactarisation of not only both Cobalt and Preston but also of Cal.
When I look at my reviews for all three books I can say that with every book, the story got better, deeper and stronger.
I highly recommend this series in total.