Saturday, June 29, 2013

Finding Jackie

Author: Lou Sylvre
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62380-489-3
Genre: {M/M}, Mystery, Series
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Still grieving over Desi’s death, Luki and Sonny are slowly moving on with their lives.  To do that, the two men head to Hawaii to get married surrounded by members of Luki’s family.  Afterwards, the men plan to take that RV trip they missed the last time.  Only after the I Do’s, things start going downhill and neither man is sure where they will end up.

Finding Jackie is the newest story in the Vasquez and James series.  Of the three books in this series, Finding Jackie is my favorite.  Although Sonny is still grieving his nephew’s death and there are problems with Jackie, one of Luki’s nephews, among other things, this story is still a lot lighter than the last one.  The relationship between the two men is stronger than ever.  I love that Luki is starting to show more of his feelings for those around him.  There are also some conflicts as Luki plans to return to government work, something that Sonny is not thrilled with.  Since it is easy to understand where both men are coming from, the readers will be able to find the story believable.  Thankfully, the many obstacles that seem to be thrown at the men only make their relationship stronger.

A past enemy comes back into the men’s lives to cause a lot of trouble and unfortunately, that trouble does not center on just Luki and Sonny.  The things that Jackie went through made me want to cry.  I am really looking forward to seeing more about this young man in the future and hope the author plans on writing his story soon.   Both Luki and Sonny come out in force to go after this enemy and I felt the author did a wonderful job wrapping the storyline up.

This really is a well-written story.  I loved it and could not put it down.  The whole time I was reading, I wanted to skip to the last page just to see how it ended.  While I want to see Luki and Sonny finally have a happy ending, at the same time I don’t want the series to end. 

Since each story has information that flows over to the next book, this is a series that requires the reader to read it in order. 

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