Reviewed by PizzyGirl
SERIES: Rose Family Chronicles #2
AUTHOR: Jet Mykles
PUBLISHER: Loose Id
LENGTH: 207 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2017
Darien’s been on the run for two years, but when he lands unexpectedly in Rosenton, he finds to his surprise that he rather likes the theater town. And his preference has only partially to do with the place itself. Ever since meeting Christopher Faith, Darian finds himself thinking about the man. A lot!
Born to serve, Christopher Faith’s position as butler to the noble Rose family has provided him with a life that is all he ever could desire, or so he imagines. But when he meets Darien, he’s found the single thing that could make his perfect life even more sublime.
Flirtation leads quickly to love, but there’s a problem, and it’s a big one. Darien Holt is not the carefree man he appears to be. He has a secret, and hiding his true identity might destroy everything between them.
So apparently this series is a reinvention of the Heaven Sent series intended to show that live will always find a way in any lifetime in any incarnation. So if you’ve read the Heaven Sent series, this review may not be for you because I have not read that series so am reviewing this one cold.
Note: The timeline of this story happens alongside the first book. You don’t technically need to read the first one first, but I recommend it.
I enjoyed this story. It was very romantic and I formed an instant connection to the characters. I also formed an instant desire to know what was what with Darien’s past. The suspense was well done and had me thinking the whole time. It ended up a lot like I hope it would end up and it only served to give a little tension but not truly jeopardize the HEA. It was the highlight of this book.
The romance on the other hand left me wanting. Other than sex and a few interactions, the romance developed off the page so I had to trust in the words of love. I personally would have liked more of the relationship on the page rather than focusing on life in general. Granted, I loved learning about the entire cast of characters, but I wanted more of Chris and Darien.
And because so much was off page or fade to black, I didn’t really understand all the dominance references. For me it was only words because the on page was mostly just top vs bottom and not really D/s.
However, I liked this story and the characters enough that I fully plan to read the entire Heaven Sent series to get all the HEAs for the characters that have yet to be written in this iteration. I am impatient like that and want to know how the first incarnation goes.
Overall I thought this was a pleasant read. I think it could have had more in terms of relationship development, but I still enjoyed my reading experience.