Monday, December 5, 2011


Title: Confessions
Author: Carol Lynne
Publisher: Total E-Bound
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ISBN: 978-0-85715-818-5
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Mercenary James “Priest” Evans is back in town after his last government sponsored mission went very bad. For the first instance in his career, the people he killed are weighing on his mind. He needs the time in Cattle Valley to consider his options; he just never figured they’d include falling in love. 

Luke Hatcher’s never had much luck with the men he’s dated and after his last horrible break-up has sworn off love, instead enjoying hook-ups for quick bouts of hot sex. Getting together with Priest seems like the perfect answer, until their steamy affair turns serious and they find themselves on the run. Being together means getting closer and when Priest blurts out a confession, it changes everything. Can Luke deal with the truth or will he run? 

Confessions is release twenty-five in Carol Lynne’s popular Cattle Valley series and it would be best to read them in order, but at least read Shooting Star first. After meeting Priest in the previous book, I knew that learning more about him would lead to some interesting tidbits about his mysterious past and Ms. Lynne didn’t disappoint. This part of the story is pretty well developed but the personal side of Priest is still a little thin on details. There is a good feel for his job frustration/danger and how unsettled his feels with his new emotions attachment for Luke. And the same goes for Luke. He likes Priest. He wants Priest but doesn’t know it he can trust the man to stick around.  

The beginning and middle of the story is pretty well plotted and it moves forward at a steady pace as the relationship between Luke and Priest builds. But…from here the action speeds up and the remaining story seems rushed. Yes, this section has danger, emotional pain and drama but there’s still a quick resolution, getting Luke and Priest to their happily-ever-after.

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