Caught in Your Wake

 Caught in Your Wake (The Village #4)
Author: Darien Cox
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date: April 23, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance/Sci Fi/Series
Page Count: 450
Reviewed by: Renée
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


When forest ranger Tim Patterson learned the frightening truth about his home town, it rocked his world. He’s always prided himself on being brave and strong, but it took some time to adjust to this new reality. With the help of his best friend Sheriff Myles Murphy, Tim has found his way back to his old self, though he’s still angry at the core team in Singing Bear Village for keeping him in the dark. Now he has to swallow his pride and ask for their help, because there are things going on in the forest lately he can’t explain.

What he doesn’t expect is that help to include the return of Tyler, who’s been gone from the village for ages. Tyler, the spooky, sexy young soldier who was there for Tim on a night he wasn’t brave or strong. A night he’d love to forget but can’t seem to get out of his mind.

Caught in Your Wake is Book 4 in The Village series and cannot be read as a standalone.

This is Tim and Tyler’s story. I had to have a friend remind me who Tim was (oops) because he was a forgettable character in the previous books and my memory is for shit. Shrugs.

Cox brought him to life amazingly well for me. I really felt for him and began to like him a lot.

It’s Tyler who is an enigma. He is known as the Robot because he doesn’t express emotion, and his thoughts are entirely by-the-book.

He’s Tim’s Robot, though.

Something new and creepy is going on up on the mountain, and it centers around Tim this time instead of the core group of Ogden’s crew.

As the investigation continues, Tim and Tyler are forced to confront what happened between them at Nolan and Elliot’s wedding. And that leads to some revelations.

Tyler’s backstory broke my heart. I want to hug him a good long while.

What I love the most about Cox’s story telling is that he’s always so realistic with his romance. No matter the circumstances, like sci fi happenings ;), the thoughts and dialogue of his MCs are always realistic and without melodrama when it comes to building a romance. It’s so damn refreshing.

We get a great HFN in this story, and I suspect Cox isn’t done. I think Darwyn and Brett will get a story.

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