The Love series:
- Wings of Love (book #1) – click here for review
- Treasure of Love (book #2) – in this review
- Bounty of Love (book #3)
- Foundation of Love (book #4)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Hunky Alaskan dive master and charter boat captain Jackson Cameron is absolutely sure he’s straight until openly gay treasure hunter Dax Powers calls him and offers him the adventure of a lifetime: Dax and his sister Donatella have found the Anna Wyoming, a ship that went down during the 1889 gold rush on return from Skagway Island—very possibly carrying a fortune in gold.
But real treasure is never free, and this one comes with some heavily armed strings attached. Jack and Dax struggle to keep their small crew safe from a powerful threat while they fight against the attraction they feel for each other. Between the danger of the hunt, the risks in the dive, and the thrill of being lost in passion, Dax and Jack are going to have a hard time holding on to their treasure… and to each other!
So what did I think?
I was a little worried when I started reading this book, knowing the story was about Jack who was pretty much an asshole in the first book. I definitely didn’t like Jack’ character in Wings of Love so had no idea what to expect here.
I needn’t have worried. The Jackson in this book seems a completely different characters to the character we were first introduced too. Some time has passed and Jackson has definitely mellowed in his attitude and there are no signs of his previous intolerance. “Jack had had a hard time dealing with Mac’s sudden change in lifestyle, but eventually he’d come to accept it, and if he was honest with himself, was a little envious of their loving relationship.” In fact its rather fun to see Jack get teased as he clearly develops feelings for Dax.
It was nice to get an update on Mac and Brad, to see where their relationship was taking them, and to have them play a role in this story.
It’s quite an interesting tale with some mystery and intrigue as Jack’s boat is hired for a trip to find treasure. While he and Dax are falling for each other and Jack is dealing with his sexuality, they have to find the treasure and ward off the bad guys.
There is some similarity with the first book – similar lines and a shared gradual romance. In both books, one character is only just realising they are gay and the other isn’t prepared to have a relationship unless they are fully acknowledged by the other.
Once again, the love is pretty instant and the sex is pretty amazing between the men with ‘blinding flashes of light’ and ‘angels singing’ – lucky Jack and Dax! There is fun, there is humour and there is some drama which all-in-all made for a enjoyable story.
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- Final Encore by Scotty Cade (someonehastosetabadexample.wordpress.com)