Title: Two Weeks To Life (Fated Soulmates book 4)
Author: John Charles
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 15, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, detective, innkeeper, fate
Page Count: TBC
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5
After thirty years on the force, Detective Carl Bellwin thought he’d seen it all. He had developed a protective shield around himself, keeping the rape, murder, drugs, and other crimes compartmentalized and away from his emotions. He didn’t have time to date, didn’t have time to socialize, and didn’t have time for hobbies. The force was his life, but his protective shield was crumbling.
An innocent girl was missing. Her single mother grieved, wondering if she would be planning a funeral. The seedy part of Clarkesburgh had become the hunting ground for a gang that kidnapped teens off the street, forced retailers to launder money and sell their drugs, and victimized anyone who stood in their way. Carl, at whits end, had no leads.
Elijah Quinta traded one high stress job for another. Purchasing a bankrupt Inn and developing it into a five star resort became more than his full time job: The Bliss Inn became his life. Though he tried, anyone he dated accused him of having a mistress. They were right; he was married to the inn.
Carl never thought attending his nephew’s wedding would change his life. For the first time, he realized what he was missing. Everything he thought was important faded into the background. When he met Elijah, Carl’s life took on a new meaning.
Could he turn Two Weeks To Life? Could he let go of the only world he had ever known?
Each book in The Fated Soulmates series is a standalone novel with no cliffhangers and a Happy Ever After (HEA) ending.
I love the Fated Soulmates series. I have been reading this series since book one came out and book four is not exception to that rule. And as with the rest of the books in this series I loved this one also. There was only one thing that I felt was missing from it but I will get to that in a minute.
Carl and Elijah are the two main characters of this book. They are so much alike that it is almost unreal. Both men are married but not in ge conventional way. They are both married to their jobs so that is just the same as Carly being married. The reason I say this is both men spend so much time at their jobs and both find it extremely fulfilling and spend most of their waking hours at work that they may as well be considered married because it is there husbands in the aspect of how important their jobs are.
Lately though both men has been longing for what they see other people finding around them. The are witnessing friends and family finding the one person that they want to spend their life with and share their day with at the end of it. So when Elijah and Carl meet for the first time and the attraction between them was extremely evident the two finally end up getting together for at the very least a one night stand after Carl’s nephews wedding.
The night was nothing short of amazing and it made Carl really start doing some soul-searching as to what he really and truly wants at this point in his lede. Being a detective has always been what Carl wanted but after thirty years he is starting to wonder if it is time to retire. Having someone in his life-like Elijah would make that decision a whole lot easier.
This case that Carl is working on is really taking a toll on him and when push comes to shove Carl may just be left out in the Coke where his job is concerned, do it is time to make those hard decisions and hope that hey are he right ones and hope that Elijah will be part of it.
Once again John Charles has written an amazing read. The only negative thing that I will say about this book is I felt like John did not follow through on the case that Carl was working on. I felt like that is a major part of this story as a whole since it affected Carl so much and his decision that he came to in the end. I feel like John could have followed through on the storyline and gave the readers more to go on where the car is concerned then how it was left. Regardless that is the only fault that I could find in this book and it was still an amazing read. I cannot wait for the next book to come out.
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