Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Saving Sonny James

Author: Lou Sylvre
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62798-249-8
Genre: {M/M}, Mystery, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Luki and Sonny have returned home from their honeymoon.  Things did not go as the two had planned and now Luki is suffering the consequences.  Sonny has tried to help his husband in every way possible but when Luki gives up trying and Sonny is offered a chance to do a show in Europe, he goes.  Only things are not what they seem and Sonny has to hope his husband will find him in time.

Saving Sonny James is the newest addition to the Vasquez and James series.  This story picks up shortly after the end of the last story.  The two men are back from their honeymoon, which was anything but normal.  The results have a lasting effect on both men.  The author does a wonderful job covering the difficult topic of PTSD.  The way Luki behaves, and the way in which Sonny tries to deal with everything, is very true to form.  Kudos to the author for covering all aspects of this issue, and not just making Luki angry at times.  Although a tough topic, I like that it adds a realistic feel to the story.

Even with everything the two men are going through, the love they have for each other continues to shine through.  The connection and chemistry that was present from the time of their first meeting is just as strong now.  Of course there is a mystery woven throughout this story just as there was for each of the previous books.  While Sonny is at the center this time, I am glad that the author did not go into graphic detail and, in fact, the author moves this part of the story along at a nice pace. 

This is one of those series where the characters really pull you in from the beginning.  With each new book, I hope that this time Sonny and Luki will finally find their happily ever after, while at the same time hoping the author has more books planned for the future.  The Vasquez and James series is one that needs to be read in order.  Before reading Saving Sonny James, please make sure you have read the previous books so you get the full impact of the characters and what they are going through. 

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