Rayne is trying to start a new life, one without his abusive ex. Now he has a new job, working with Colin Edward. Colin is constantly on his back about anything and everything. But the man is so hot that he also flips all of Rayne’s buttons. After a hard day at the office with Colin on him about a mistake, he’s ready to blow off some steam at the newest “it” club ArDent. While there he runs into the silent partner of the club, Colin. Colin has wanted his new assistant since he started. But how to get him, given his past relationship? How lucky to run into him at the club. But also at the club is Rayne’s ex, can Colin protect Rayne?
This was a very short story, but it’s a complete story with great pacing. When it was done, I wanted some more. It has great characters, you can relate to. There’s Rayne who just wants to have some fun in life now that he’s not a punching bag for his ex. Colin just wants Rayne in his office and in his bed. But with Rayne’s past he has to walk a fine line. He does that very well in this story. And the sidekick girlfriend, Sasha is great, she’s fun and feisty and looking out for Rayne. It’s a great read, one I enjoyed.
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Shadows of Light
Author: TC Collins
Length or wordcount: 161 pages
Genres: m/m romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense
TBR Reviewer: Amanda
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read.
Heat: 4 - An Erotic Ride.
Matthew Rose is a telepath, an orphan, and hiding from the guardian that tormented him and made his life miserable. Unable to bear to be around other people, he hides in his soundproofed apartment, only leaving when he is desperate for food or other necessities. On one of those trips out, he "hears" a
murder and then is drawn to stumble across the body, where he passes out after calling the police. When he wakes up in the hospital, he meets Adam, the policeman there to question him, and discovers that there may be more to life than he has had so far. Unfortunately, the serial killer has now also set his
sights on Matt, and he will not allow anyone to get in his way.
The premise of the book was fascinating - I liked the telepathic angle and even how Matt had helped the police with various cases. I also liked the "True Anchor/Soul Anchor" connection to explain Matt's
instant comfort/attraction to Adam. However, it felt like there was too much going on in the story and the writing was choppy. There were too many villains and too many people instantly liking/wanting Matt. In the middle of the book, I finally became invested in the characters and guessed who
the killer was, so I had to see it through to the end, but it felt like too many story lines were intertwined. I would like to see some of the loose ends wrapped up, though, and an HEA for Jared and Xavier, so if a sequel is written I would probably read it.