Cleansing Flame (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Cleansing Flame (Rekindled Flame #2)
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 10, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 182 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 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.

This was a good read. I found it hard to read about the constant hardships that Dayne has faced regularly in his life for at least the past two years.

Everything started to go wrong when Dayne, his boyfriend at the time, and his mom was in an auto accident. This accident changed his life forever because his boyfriend died, and his was crippled. The doctors here not even sure they would be able to save his legs but they did and he ended up being able to walk again after surgeries and extensive rehab. Then a year later his mom passed away. Dayne thought things could not get any worse and then one night the worse came into play and it will change his life forever. The question is will it be a good thing or a bad thing?

Lawson met Dayne by accident when Dayne was looking for some journals for his paper for college. Then he meets him again when Daynes world is turned upside down by coming home to his house burned to the ground.

Lawson felt a connection to Lawson that he has never felt for anyone before which kind of blows him away because he did not even kno Dayne. But he cannot help himself and offers Dayne a place to stay.

Dayne ends up taking Lawson up on his offer and stays with him. The longer Dayne stays with Lawson the closer the two of them become. Things could be really good between them if Dayne could over his insecurities and his belief that he is doomed to bad things.

Can these two find a happily ever after togther or are they doomed like Dayne believes himself to be.

I enjoyed this read. It was very good. It was sad beyond means but at the same time Dayne had this inner strength about him that he does not even realize has. He was inspiring and courageous. Between the two of them, Lawson and Dayne made this book amazing.

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Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.