Author: Elle Brownlee
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 21, 2016
Genre(s): Gay romance, mystery suspense, fantasy
Page Count: 237 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Sebastian (Sen) Holt is an artist currently in New Orleans. He’s always been a wanderer, believing in fate and following signs to guide his destiny. Although he itches to pull up stakes, getting a painting into a gallery keeps him rooted. One morning his good friend calls him in desperate need of help with her cleaning business. Her regular cleaner flaked, she can’t lose her client, and there’s no one else.
The job is at a large and recently restored house—and the owner, Morgan Ballard, comes home unexpectedly. They are immediately drawn together, as if they know each other, but they’ve never met. As they grow closer, Morgan behaves like two people. Sometimes he’s friendly and casual, and other times intimate and demanding. Sen juggles his painting through bursts of vision-like inspiration, the cleaning job, and an unexpected commission—all while trying to unlock the growing mystery of the intense connection he feels to Morgan. He’s not sure which scares him more—the strangeness surrounding their growing bond or that he’s found someone to make him reconsider his lifelong wanderlust.
Talk about a love through the times kind of book. That is how how I would describe this book for sure.
I was really confused as to how this book was going to play out because of all the weird things that was happening. I kept wondering if this book was going to be a ghostly book that was haunting Sen and Morgan or if it was going to turn out that Morgan was a vampire or some other paranormal. I even toyed with wondering if Sen was crazy and imagining all the weird things happening or if Morgan was possessed by maybe an evil spirit or something. That was the type of book this turned out to be. The kind of book that you knew something big was happening but you was just not quite sure what it was and honestly the characters did not quite know either until Elle brought all of it to light.
I think that is what this book so intriguing and made me keep turning the pages as quickly as I did. In my opinion it is rare that a book can be so mysterious as this one was and not figure out exactly what it is going on pretty quickly into a book but with this I truly found myself second guessing what I thought was going on with all the strange things surrounding Sen and Morgan. It took getting close to the end for me to realize exactly what it was about these two men that had the weirdness happening and why they was the only two that seemed to see it or feel it.
This book held me captive through the whole read and I truly believe that Elle did an amazing job on this book especially with not letting the reader in on what exactly was going on between the two main characters and why both men seemed to have this incredible pull between them. When Elle did finally reveal exactly what was happening to Sen and Morgan it truly my heart pound faster and made me even more excited for Sen and Morgan.