Reviewed by Cinnamon
TITLE: Patrick’s Savior
SERIES: Heroes Book 3
AUTHOR: Nic Starr
PUBLISHER: self published
LENGTH: 201 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 29, 2017
How do you find love when someone doesn’t want you to be happy?
Patrick Edwards is dealing with a double whammy. Unwanted attention from his housemate’s boyfriend is making him feel uncomfortable in his own home, and he’s facing uncertainty with his employment as an administrative assistant at the local elementary school. He finally breathes a sigh of relief when a friend puts him in contact with Simon, who has a vacant room.
Simon Dawson is a paramedic who doesn’t hesitate to help Patrick. After all, no one should live in a house where they don’t feel safe. Simon develops feelings for Patrick, but doesn’t act on them—Patrick’s moved from a bad situation and doesn’t need his new housemate hitting on him. However, a weekend away changes everything when Simon realizes Patrick returns his feelings.
But someone doesn’t want Patrick and Simon to be happy. A series of strange letters arrive at the house, and things will get a lot worse before the two men get their happily ever after.
Patrick’s Savior is the third book in the Heroes series and although it can be read as a standalone I think it’s best to read them in order. I know Patrick was a popular figure in the previous stories as lots of readers were asking for his happily ever after. I haven’t read those books and I feel that this is one of the reasons I couldn’t form a strong emotional connection with him. Most likely if I had read the first two stories it wouldn’t have been a problem here.
That being said I still enjoyed this book and was rooting for Patrick and Scott from the beginning. These two young men share a tender, soothing kind of love with steady emotions and a deep strength. These feelings are built outside of the story so we just get to see them as they are and get to follow how they build their relationship amongst some extraordinary circumstances. Patrick has to deal with unwanted attention from a stalker and the tension and suspense are well built into the story-line, keeping the reader on edge all the way. When the culprit is revealed Patrick can finally relax, enjoy his boyfriend, and focus on building their life together. The writing is solid, it has a great flow but I just couldn’t get attached to them for some reason. (most likely me not reading the first two books, so I am rounding up my 3.5* feels)
There are some emotional background stories woven into the plot-line and they all have a great balance and add up to give an intriguing, entertaining and emotional read. This series would make a great movie series as well with its entertaining cast and exciting events. It was fun to meet with characters from the previous stories and I need to find out more about them. Hope you enjoy these heroes.