Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Spring Leaves

Authors:  A.J. Llewellyn and D.J. Manly
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Publisher URL: spsilverpublishing.com
ISBN/BIN: 9781614959588
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Western Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

When it’s rumored the remains of a missing woman might be buried near the bridge made famous by Bonnie and Clyde, Jubilee, Nicholas and Sean join several FBI agents on the search. The hunt for her remains isn’t what they think. When bones are found, it leads to a revelation none of them expects.

Jubilee and Kiernan are still having trouble with their adoption of Juan. Nothing they do matters—and actually things only keep getting worse.  Then suddenly Kiernan and Nicholas are sent off to Canada to join in an investigation with the RCMP, leaving heartsick loved ones behind. Jubilee has to continue his attempts to adopt his son without Kiernan, hoping his family will one day be complete. But will it?

Springs Leaves is the newest release in the Orgasmic Texas Dawn series. Due to the ongoing storyline and recurring characters, I recommend the books be read in order.

I like this installment but it has parts I found sad. The changes going on in the lives of Jubilee and Kiernan regarding Juan’s stalled adoption are heart-wrenching. It’s a desperate situation no parent should be placed in and it’s handled with care.

The authors continue to juggle all the characters well, juggling their lives and the various plot threads, weaving them all together into a cohesive whole. I enjoyed seeing a little of Nigel, and that Trace got to play a more prominent role—action and romance wise. And then there’s Marco. He’s maturing nicely and I hope to see him become a focus later in the series. 

As expected there’s action and danger in the Marshall’s investigations but for me they were resolved a little quickly to be believable. Look for Turmoil coming next.

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