Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Trapped in Your Storm
SERIES: The Village #3
AUTHOR: Darien Cox
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 320 pages
RELEASE DATE: October 6th, 2016
Autumn has local DJ and disinformation agent Elliot Nicholson feeling renewed. He’s moved past the depression and anxiety that plagued him over the summer, and lately his job has been blessedly free of crisis. But for Elliot and his colleagues, nothing remains peaceful for long in Singing Bear Village. Baz, their outlandish ambassador, may be missing. Strange anomalies in the forest suggest something’s amiss with their neighbors under the mountain. And an online conspiracy theorist claims to know all the team’s secrets, and is threatening exposure. Thankfully, Elliot has Nolan, his loyal friend and teammate who’s always kept him grounded. But one night an innocent lark goes too far, and Elliot is knocked off-balance when Nolan starts looking at him in a different way.
This may have been the best one of the series so far, IMO. There was something so incredibly sweet and tender about the relationship between Elliot and Nolan. Obviously it has a lot to do with the years and years of friendship the two share so the foundation they built is pretty solid when they start to explore a deeper connection with each other.
Elliot and Nolan have been best friends for years. Knowing each other inside and out there both taken by surprise when lark turns into something more. The problem however is that Elliot doesn’t really do relationships and he refuses to jeopardize his friendship with Nolan for something that may not last.
Nolan, however, realizes he’s had feelings for Elliot for some time and is more than eager to see where the attraction leads.
Before they are really able to explore their relationship things with the Whites get weird. Nolan, Elliot, JT, and Christian all have a bad feeling about what’s going on with Baz and things come to a head. With the stress of the mystery surrounding the Whites and Baz the men’s anxiety is sky high. We are also introduced to a new character who seemingly is more than he appears.
Like I’ve mentioned in the past these books aren’t standalone and you will need to read them in order. You really get a feel for how deep the relationships run.
There’s mystery, romance, passion, drama, and suspense in this story. This is such an amazing addition to The Village series. I’m really hoping there is more to come.
Overall, I definitely recommend the entire series.