Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rescued

Title: Rescued
Author: Felice Stevens
Publisher: Loose Id
Publishers URL: http://www.loose-id.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62300-468-2
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Ryder never figured things would go so bad after coming out to his family.  Now a year later, he still feels the effects of being abandoned, so he will do whatever it takes to spend time with his younger brother.  Jason’s relationship with his longtime girlfriend has been on the rocks for a while and no one’s more surprised than he is when he decides to break things off.  Neither of these men is looking for a relationship but when they meet, they can’t deny the attraction that exists between them.

Rescued is the first book by author Felice Stevens and it held my attention from the beginning.  Both the characters and the story are well developed and I found myself pulling for Ryder in both his relationship with Jason and in staying connected with his younger brother, Landon.  Having spent time in bad relationships, Ryder is leery of starting anything with Jason, the straight man he meets while out on a rescue call.  It is easy to understand Ryder’s hesitancy when it comes to Jason and I liked that these two finally come together and to hell with anyone else.  Of course, the fact that Jason is straight means that their coming together has some rocky moments. 

Family plays an important part in this story as both men have to deal with how coming out affects the relationships they have with their family members.  I had a hard time understanding the ugliness that Ryder has to face and was not surprised by the little twist that was revealed towards the end of the story.  As for Jason, I was surprised by his brother’s, Liam, reaction, and loved the way his mother and younger brother put Liam in his place.  

Rescued is an entertaining story that is sure to bring this new author many fans.  Between Ryder and Jason, the various secondary characters most readers will love, and the dogs, Rescued has something for everyone.  I am interested to see what this new author has planned next.

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