Title: Safe Haven
Author: Caitlin Ricci
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: November 8, 2016
Genre(s): M/M/M/M relationship, gay contemporary romance, mild violence, tragedy
Page Count: 171 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Being alone was what Blake had always needed before his new team of bodyguards arrived. Now things might be very different.
At seven years old, Blake’s life was destroyed when he and his parents were abducted and he watched them being murdered. Now, twenty years later, he refuses to leave the house and he lives in a constant state of fear. He has a bodyguard around the clock, a housekeeper who has never seen his face and an uncle who checks on him often but isn’t all that close to him. Blake likes his isolation where only his cat really knows him.
His bodyguard of eight years is ready to retire, leaving his life in turmoil again. Blake isn’t good with people in general, and new people are the worst. But he needs someone in his house all the time to make him feel safe. His uncle hires a team of bodyguards to replace his old one—Malcolm, CJ and Rex. They come highly recommended, and they’re good at what they do.
They’re also together and it’s a relationship that Blake is instantly fascinated by. He’s never been interested in another person before, and he hasn’t had a real friend since his parents died, because he has refused to leave the house. But with the three of them trying to be there for him, he begins to want a life he has been convinced up to now would be completely impossible.
This book is truly sad. It has a happy ending to it all but overall it is one of those books that really breaks your heart. There was times through this book that I got so mad for Blake because things could have been so different for him then they were. It pretty much everyone gave up on him a long time ago. Or at least they did until his three new bodyguards came into the picture.
Blake in my opinion is a broken man. But what is sad is he started out a broken boy because of the HELL he went through went he was seven years old. He lost his parents and he was there for the whole tragedy and I feel like if his uncle would have made sure he had the help he needed at that age he would not have grown up to be such a broken man.
What changed for Blake was when Malcom, Rex, and CJ. These three men started out as Blake’s bodyguards but it only took them an instant to realize just how special and how broken truly was. These theee men are complete opposites but together they was the whole package and through this story as the reader I was able to see the light come back into him.
I truly believe that all Blake needed was understanding, someone to push him when he got scared, someone to protect him and make him feel safe, and above all to know and feel love. That is what these three men gave him. They gave Blake the strength to find the strength within himself to admit not only to himself what he wanted out of life but to also admit it to them and accept that they all wanted the same thing together.
It took a lot of work but they all was able to come together and make a relationship work that most would not even attempt but for these four men, it was what they not only wanted but needed. The four of them brought completely different things to the relationship but it was things they all needed.
This was a good read but like I said a very sad read and a read that made me angry for Blake. I am just glad he got a happy ending because he truly deserved it after everything he has endured in his short life.
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