Monday, June 8, 2015

Ghost in the Flames

Author: Daisy Harris
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 9781619230026
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary, Series          
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 
ARC: Available July 7, 2015

Rick is having trouble putting the trauma of his past behind him.  When a rough night leads him to a local bar, he takes his anger out on someone else.  Not only does this affect his job but also throws his past in his face.

Book five of the Fire and Rain series, Ghost in the Flames brings together two young men who share a tragic past.  Rick is a fireman who works with some of the previous characters that have shown up in this series.  He is having a hard time accepting the fact that he is gay, in fact, he goes so far as fearing to do anything that could be considered “gay”, and classifies his one night stands as taking care of an urge.  He seems a little hard to like in the beginning yet, when the events that formed him are revealed, readers will understand why he acts the way he does. 

Stan is a counselor who works for the police as a member of their crisis management program.  It is during one of his shifts that his and Rick’s lives are thrown back together again.  You can see the attraction that Stan has for Rick right from the start and, while he goes out of his way trying to help Rick, I almost wanted to tell him to just step away. The author does a great job, however, bringing these two men together and helping them over the issues that hang over their relationship.   

While each of the books in this series ties in loosely with each other, through the various characters, it is possible to see these books as stand-alones.  However, if you do decide to read all the books, I recommend you do so in order.

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