Tuesday, July 29, 2014

November Rain

Title: November Rain
Author: Daisy Harris
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61922-258-8
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary, Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph
Release date September 2, 2014
Elias can’t believe his luck when the most beautiful man he has ever seen starts flirting with him.  He can’t see how someone like Joe would ever be interested in a shy virgin like him.  Yet, when unforeseen circumstances bring these two men together, the attraction that arises between them sizzles.  Only a relationship between the men just may be doomed from the start.

November Rain is Ms. Harris’ newest book in the Fire and Rain series.  This story is a little different from the previous books, as neither of the main characters is a fireman.  In this book we have Joe, who is a cop, and Elisa, who works at a local clothing store.  They meet in a way that brings an instant connection, which does not always make for a lasting relationship. 

Joe is a tough cop, still trying to get over a breakup.  He’s older and more experienced then Elias.  Elias is young and inexperienced.  His cultural background makes coming out of the closet impossible but he can’t seem to stay away from Joe.  It is easy for the readers to see the connection between these two men and it is obvious that when they finally come together, it will be intense.  There is a gruffness to Joe that left me wondering at times at the pairing of these two.  As the story unfolds, Elias brings out a softer side to the cop that soon makes him the perfect match for the younger man. 

Elias brings just as many issues to the relationship as Joe does.  With only his brother and sister-in-law left in the States, Elias fears coming out.  It has also kept him from seeking a relationship with another man.  This changes when he meets Joe and the readers can see the struggle he goes through trying to come to terms with what he wants.  I have to say I was really worried when Elias’ brother and sister-in-law found out about Elias and Joe.

November Rain is an interesting story that touches on topics that have been seen on the news at one time or the other.  This lends a realistic air to the story, especially with the way the author handles the situations.  This story is a good addition to the Fire and Rain series.  The characters help keep the series fresh and there is just enough angst to keep the reading wondering what will happen next. 

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