Title: Cleansing Flame (Rekindled Flame #2)
Author: Andrew Grey and Michael Pauley (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: July 12th 2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Rekindled Flame: Book Two
Life has been grinding Dayne Mills down almost for as long as he can remember. First he lost the love of his life in an accident that also left him with a permanent injury, and then his mother passed away a year later. When his house burns to the ground, it’s the last straw. He can’t take any more, and if it wasn’t for kind and handsome firefighter Lawson Martin offering him a hand up and a place to stay, he doesn’t know what he’d do. Dayne would love for his relationship with Lawson to evolve into something beyond charity, but he knows going after a man so far out of his league will only lead to yet more heartache. It’s best to just keep his mind on his research.
It’s that research that leads Dayne to an old student journal that not only provides clues to the Native American heritage Lawson has been searching for, but chronicles a century-old love story. The tale that unfolds might be just what Dayne and Lawson need to remind them that no matter how dark life becomes, love can find a way to shine through.
I really enjoyed the narration for this romance as well as its nice hurt/comfort elements.
Told from both Dayne Mills and Lawson Martin points of view this is a sweet romance that focuses on starting over and not letting new opportunities, especially for love, pass you by.
Dayne has suffered quite a bit of loss in his life as he falls in love with Lawson he also has to contend with his fear of losing him because Lawson has a dangerous job and also enjoys potentially dangerous hobbies (skydiving, cliff jumping, etc.) in his free time.
Lawson isn’t so much a thrill seeker as looking for the things that make him feel alive, but he’s also willing to do whatever it takes to keep Dayne and take care of him.
There’s also a really lovely side story that comes from Dayne’s research and ties in nicely with the main story.
Michael Pauley really does a fantastic job with this narration, bringing the characters to life and giving emotional nuance to the story itself.
Cleansing Flame is a sweet, low angst romance, with some nice hurt/comfort elements and great narration.