Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Rarer than Rubies


Author: EM Lynley
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61372-477-4
Genre: {M/M}, Suspense, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Trent is not too sure about his forced vacation but since he does not have much of a choice about it, he plans to make the best of things.  Reed is at the airport to pick up a map that will further his mission.  Things go wrong once Reed notices that the map is put in Trent’s bag by mistake.  Reed wonders how hard it can be to retrieve the map and complete his mission.

EM Lynley’s book, Thief of Hearts: Tempted in Thailand, has found a new home, a new title, and over 4000 extra words, something you may or may not notice depending on how long ago you read the original.  Now titled Rarer than Rubies, the book is the first story in the author’s new Precious Gems series.  Regardless of the title, this was still a fun story to read.  Trent and Reed are such different characters that you would think that, as a couple, they would not work. 

Trent is an author who is in a rut.  His last relationship did not end well and the results are showing up in his work.  Trent thought he would be going on a glamorous vacation, thanks to his friends, but they seemed to have other ideas.  Reed is a federal agent working undercover in Thailand. He’s beginning to wonder if he should get out while the getting is good.  When Trent meets Reed, he thinks things might be picking up, yet from the time the men meet nothing goes right for either of them.  The author uses this time to throw all kinds of monkey wrenches into the men’s lives.  While Reed’s results in some rough consequences, Trent’s lead to some laughs.  I liked seeing these two play off each other and Trent’s occasional prissiness made me chuckle at times.  There is a connection between the two men and once they come together they really heat up the pages. 

The adventure the men seem to find themselves in, courtesy of Reed’s undercover work, will keep the reader’s attention till the last page.  There are many twists and turns, and the author did an excellent job wrapping everything up while giving the men their happily ever after.

Rarer than Rubies was a great read and I can’t wait to see what the author has in store for these two next.

1 comment:

bill said...

I'm just getting ready to start reading this book and am sooo excited!! Glad it was given such a good review!!!