Heaven Sent 2: Purgatory

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Title: Heaven Sent 2: Purgatory
Author:  Jet Mykles
Publisher: loose-id.com
Buy Link: Amazon.com
Genre: Contemporary M/M
Length:  Novel
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

THE BLURB

Lucas Sloane defines beautiful for Reese. Tall and sleek with gorgeous red hair and deep, dark eyes to drown in, it’s no wonder that the famous bass player is the hero of many a starry-eyed teenager’s dreams. Reese used to be one of those teens. Back when Heaven Sent was no more than the house band for the local club, Purgatory. Back then, it was easy to get to know Luc. To become friends with him. Somehow, Reese found the courage to take heart in hand and confess his love to Luc… only to be soundly rejected. Luc wasn’t gay. Not long after, Heaven Sent left town and skyrocketed into rock and roll stardom.

Now, six years later, Luc is back in town for a visit and more gorgeous than ever. Surprisingly, he not only apologizes for his treatment of Reese years ago, he comes onto him. Seems Luc’s discovered the pleasures of being with a man and wants to know what it’d be like between the two of them. But Reese can’t. He just can’t. He lives the straight and narrow. He teaches high school. He’s got a girlfriend. He has a normal life. He can’t be gay.

Of course, it’s really very hard to deny the man who’s defined everything beautiful in Reese’s artistic mind. Okay. No one has to know about it, right?

THE REVIEW

Reese has long had the hots for Luc even back when they were friends and Luc was dating his sister. When Luc and his sister broke up he thought he would try his luck with him, only to be soundly rejected. Luc and his band Heaven Sent left town shortly after and went  on to be incredibly successful and Reese could only watch their success from afar.  6 years later Reese is a high school teacher and even has a girlfriend and is thinking of settling down, when Luc and the other members of the band return for a concert at their old club Purgatory, and incidentally to attend the wedding of Reese’s sister Reegan.  Reese has no option but to try and avoid Luc wherever possible but It’s funny how things don’t work out the way you plan, and sometimes that’s the best thing that could happen.

When Reese sees Luc again he’s even better looking than before and poor Reese had no chance when Luc puts the moves on him, starting with an apology for the way he acted all those years ago. This time he’s determined to get Reese into bed at all costs and is helped by the fact that Reese’s girlfriend dumps him at the wedding. Reese can no longer resist his destiny and when Luc makes love to him he saw all the colours of the rainbow and then some. The next day was more of the same with quite a bit of ingenuity in the lust department.:) But Luc upped the ante by making a proposition and Reese was left with few options but to say goodbye. Then Luc did the unthinkable.

I think that Luc’s and Reese’s love story is one of the best and most believable of the series because they had known each other for a long time, since high school, and therefore it wasn’t just a poor schoolteacher falling for a rock star. Reese wanted Luc the person not the famous personality. These two characters were totally three dimensional and when they were together in Reese’s little apartment they were two ordinary men into each other. The sex was sensuous as well as hot and Luc showed many times that he cared for Reese not just getting him into bed. They were funny as well as loving together and Jet Mykles produced two wonderful protagonists who gave as good as they got. This is another ‘keeper’ from the imagination of this extremely talented author and I have read Purgatory many times – a true comfort read.

The P.L. Nunn covers for this series are so evocative and wonderful and do an incredible job of showcasing the characters to their best advantage. All that long red hair on Luc is so romantic, and next to Reese’s look they couldn’t be more striking together. Great job. Highly recommended!

Author

I live in Canada and I love big dogs, music, movies, reading and sports – especially baseball

Wave

Hi Cathleen
Yes I do have the shorts and I love them too. My favourite character is Hell but in terms of the books I don’t know – maybe Purgatory. I’ll be able to tell after I re-read them for the umpteenth time and review them.:)

Cathleen

Actually, I change my mind. I think the last one is my favorite. It focused on all the couples & let us get an idea of what the future holds for each band member.

Cathleen

Wave,
Did you know that on Loose ID, each couple has another little short story that is on that site? I bought them, but I have not read them yet. My fave, I think it is the first.

Wave

Hi Jen
I’m so glad that we both love this series. And that P.L. Nunn cover? Delicious!

Next comes Hell!!!

Jenre

This is my favourite of the series too. If it were possible to wear out an ebook, this one would have been replaced several times over. I also love the striking PL Nunn cover.

Ingrid: The scene where Luc comes into Reese’s clas is my favourite scene. I loved the humour in it, even if I did appreciate how inappropriate it was for Luc to do that.

Ingrid

I don´t disagree with Reese being better of this way. But things could have been done differently.

Wave

Sarah
This entire series is great and I’m really sorry that there are no more stories from Jet on the Heaven Sent group. These books gave me untold hours of enjoyment.

Wave
Ingrid I thought it was a bold move on Luc’s part. I think I looked at it in the light that he was fighting for his man and had to use whatever tools he had in his arsenal. Luc really believed that Reese would have been better off if he were fired, because his job was a dead end, and he was offering a better alternative. I guess I looked at that scene in the school as a last ditch effort on Luc’s part to win his man, even though it failed. But I do understand your perspective. I did… Read more »
Sarah

This is my fan in the series. Sexy and cool. 🙂

Ingrid

Wave, I have very few issues when it comes to reading books but being too pushy is one of them.
Or like the scene where Luc barges into the school were Reese is working. He knows that the school has issues with gay people and still he goes there. Regardless of what will happen to Reese. It´s unthoughtfull and lacks a sure amount of respect imo from someone who claims to love someone

Wave

Ingrid
Of course Luc was pushy. He was a rock star remember! You can’t expect him to be a wimp about love.:)

Wave

Tam
I really loved Luc who went after his man with both guns blazing. He wasn’t prepared to take “no” for an answer.

Lily

Great review Wave!! I loved this series.

Wave

Hi Lily
I keep coming back to these books whenever I run out of something good to read because they are so great! It’s been two years since I read the first one and they still resonate. I think those P.L. Nunn covers help to make the series special.

Ingrid

It’s funny I liked this one the least. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it but I thought Luc too pushy.

Tam

I think this is my fave one as well. I liked Reese and Luc the best.

Wave

Hi Cocoahomme
I do love Luc but I think my heart belongs to Hell who is so cool.:)

Cocoahomme

Wave,

Great review. I enjoyed Purgatory too. I think out of all of the Heaven Sent boys, I like Luc the best..;-)

Ozakie

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