Monday, September 30, 2013

Behind Every Cloud

Author: Penny Brandon
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62300-478-1
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Kurt was eighteen when his parents died.  Putting his personal life on hold to care for his fourteen year old sister, Kurt is now ready to test the waters again after twelve years.  Sasha is not who he would have chosen but for some reason, he can’t seem to get the younger man out of his mind.

I loved this new book by author Penny Brandon.  Behind Every Cloud is a fast-paced read and will leave you anxious to see what will happen.  Both characters are interesting; however, Sasha is my favorite.  He’s your stereotypical poor little rich boy.  After a tragic incident when he was a child, he is assigned a body guard and spends the rest of his life constantly being monitored.  Unable to handle being controlled by his family, he finally rebels.  To say Sasha takes a trip on the wild side would be an understatement.  I like that, in many ways, Sasha is not what he seems.  I found it heartbreaking that when Sasha needs someone watching his back, he really has no one to turn to other than a stranger.

Kurt is a businessman whose personal life has taken a back seat to everything else.  The way he went out of his way to care for his sister shows you just what type of guy he is, so it’s no surprise that he would step in when he sees Sasha in need of help. 

I loved the instant connection these two have, even though neither is sure what is going on between them.  When their relationship heats up it is intense, but readers know that when secrets are kept they have a way of coming out and usually cause more than their share of problems.  While I can understand why Sasha kept secrets from Kurt, I can also understand Kurt’s point of view and am not surprise by his reactions.  

The author wrapped the little twists in this story up wonderfully.  I am excited to see just what other stories the author has out, as Behind Every Cloud was very well done.

1 comment:

Penny Brandon said...

Thanks for your wonderful review. I'm glad you liked Behind Every Cloud. I'm thinking of writing a little extra for Kurt and Sasha, maybe when Kurt finally gets Sasha to re-unite with his parents...