Friday, December 3, 2010

Fin de Siècle

Title: Fin de Siècle
Author: A. J. Llewellyn
Publisher: eXtasy Books
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ISBN: 978-1-55487-721-8
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Newly retired US Marshal Dean Honeybone’s lover, Jean-Luc has accepted a job in a Paris restaurant as its new chef. Dean is looking forward to a new beginning with Jean-Luc and their adopted daughter, Kaia. However, Dean has two concerns to resolve before he can fully take pleasure in life as a private citizen. Vincent Lambert, Jean-Luc’s former lover, has been falsely accused of art theft and Dean’s continued nightmares regarding serial child killer Richard Stance.

Fin de Siècle is the final episode of the Honeybone series. The series is a well written romantic suspense. The characters are believable. Dean is at a crossroads. Before he can move forward, he must deal with the psychological trauma caused by the plane crash he and Kaia survived. Dean feels guilty that Richard escaped punishment for his crimes. Although there is no proof Richard survived, Dean blames himself for “the one that got away”. With the help of group therapy, Dean learns to accept some things are beyond his control, as well as he must let go of the past in order to move into the future.

The gifted A. J. Llewellyn has created a thought-provoking, as well as distressingly realistic storyline in this series. Reprieve from the sinister topic comes in the form of the incredible loves scenes interwoven into Dean’s job associated tragedies. I enjoyed Fin de Siècle immensely.

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