Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jess’s Journey

Author: SJD Peterson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62380-017-8
Genre: {M/M}, Western, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

The last six months have been hard for Jess, but he’s hoping that things will change now that he’s home.  The changes that occur, however, are not what he was expecting.  Now he has to figure out what to do about Collin, and more importantly Jack.

Jess’s Journey is the fifth story in the Whispering Pines Ranch series and the one I have been looking forward to the most.  Jess was one of those characters I could not decide whether or not I liked.  More than once in Lorcan’s Desire I wanted to thump him as I felt he pushed Lorcan into a relationship he was not ready for.  By the end of the first book however, I felt Lorcan and Jess were using each other equally and did not have high hopes for their relationship.  What I liked about Jess’s Journey was that the author answered the questions surrounding the relationship the two men had right from the start, rather than letting it linger through the whole story. 

As fans of this series know, Jess is recovering from massive injuries sustained during a car accident.  The feelings and emotions Jess goes through because of his injuries ring true to life and make the story more believable for the readers.  As for the men in Jess’ life, things are just as rocky.  I was glad to see some resolution between him and Lorcan and, to some extent Quinn. 

Collin is a cutie and the fact that Jess does not realize where the young man’s feelings lie causes some issues.  I am hoping Collin will be the next to get a story as I really felt bad for him.  It is Jack that causes Jess the most problems. 

Jack is Jess’ therapist and when the two start to develop feelings for each other, it really blows everything Jess thought he knew out of the water.  There is, of course, the conflict concerning Jack’s occupation that pops up, as well as other issues but they only prove to enrich the story.  The men’s relationship does not seem to drag, as some in other books of this series did.  Watch out for the steamy parts as these two really burn up the pages.

Fans of this series are sure to enjoy Jess’s Journey

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