Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ghost from the Past

Title: Ghost from the Past
Author: Carol Lynne
Publisher: Total E-Bound
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ISBN: 978-0-85715-465-1
Genre: Gay Ménage
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Every relationship has its problem and it’s during one of these rocky patches when Rio is feeling particularly upset with his partners that the bottom drops out. He receives a phone call from Chet, a man he once worked with, that turns his world upside down. Ghost – the lover he thought long dead is alive and he wants to see him.

Rio’s emotions are torn. He feels guilty for leaving the man he once loved behind in the jungle, but knows he must face Ghost before he can go back to his life with Ryan and Nate. The question is can he make amends for the events of ten years past and what happens when he learns Ghost wants him back? Where does that leave his partners and the life he’s made with them in Cattle Valley?

Ghost from the Past is release number twenty-two in Carol Lynne’s popular series, Cattle Valley. It’s a well-written and well-plotted book that focuses once again on the three interesting and dynamic men who started this series. There are lots of strong emotions and more than a little angst filtering through its pages as Rio tries to work through his issues with Ryan and Nate, while attempting to deal with the return of Ghost. I have to admit that this particular twist completely blindsided me, yet it wasn’t out of the realm of possibility. It also allowed a small look into Rio and Ryan’s mercenary past, which was a treat, and I’m really hoping that more of this is featured again in the future.

The sex between Rio, Ryan and Nate is just as hot and steamy as ever and Ms. Lynne did a nice job getting their relationship back on track just in time for a near tragedy to strike. I’m not giving away any details aside from to say I wasn’t expecting the event but that it was handled well. As with the other books in this series, numerous returning characters are seen throughout. There are a couple of new individuals introduced who I’m certain will be making an appearance in the future. I’m looking forward to the next release in this keeper series with Hawk’s Landing.

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