Because of Jade by Lou Sylvre ~ Review by Leisa

A heartbreaking and wonderful addition to the Vasquez & James series …

Because of JadeTitle: Because of Jade

Author: Lou Sylvre

PublisherDreamspinner Press

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

A Vasquez & James Novel 

Luki Vasquez receives the news he’s still cancer free after five years, and he wants to celebrate with his whole family. He and his husband, Sonny James, take a road trip south, intending to gather at the home of his nephew Josh, Josh’s wife Ruthie, and Jade—a little girl who was still in the womb when she and her mother helped Luki beat lung cancer. 

Halfway to their destination, Luki learns Josh and Ruthie have met a tragic death. The horrible news lays Luki low, but he pulls himself together in time to be the family’s rock and see to the dreaded business of tying up loose ends. The most important business is Jade, and when Luki and Sonny head home, they take Jade with them. 

Luki and Sonny must combat self-doubt and fear and help each other learn to parent an unexpected child—and they must also nourish the love that has kept them whole for the past ten years. A relative’s spurious claim to Jade threatens the new family, and even if they prevail in court, they could lose their little girl unless they can rescue Jade from evil hands and true peril.

My View

Because of Jade is the fifth in Lou Sylvre’s fabulous Vasquez & James series, and I do recommend that you read the earlier books in the series before you enjoy Because of Jade – it’s almost impossible to appreciate the heartache and love that binds Luki and Sonny together without experiencing their shared history.  

Luki has officially been cancer free for five years, and he and Sonny enjoy a happy and loving life together. A sudden tragedy finds them as guardians of newly orphaned Jade, the little girl who helped save Luki’s life before she was even born. Luki and Sonny have such a special and sexily sweet chemistry and relationship – these two men truly love each other, and have weathered extreme heartache as well as reveled in personal triumph together. This is not a fleeting affair – they are committed to each other and their relationship. Each touch is both familiar and delicious, and they complete each other.

I am not always a huge fan of children characters in M/M romance since they sometimes are stereotypical and overly cutesy. However, this isn’t the case with Jade. She is cute – she’s actually adorable – but she’s also a little girl who has suddenly lost both parents and who doesn’t always know how to deal with her feelings of extreme loss. She genuinely loves her Uncle Luki and Uncle Sonny, and her vulnerability alternately mixed with youthful optimism is realistic, hopeful, and heartbreaking. The relationship between the three is so very caring and dear.

Because of Jade is filled with angst, heartbreak, and loving commitment. When corruption and bias threaten their new little family, as well as Jade’s personal safety,  Luki and Sonny fight back to save Jade and their collective happiness. Please do not miss reading this special story about two men who are already in a committed and honestly loving relationship, and who welcome a little girl into their hearts and home to form a family worth fighting for – because this story is a treat!

Buy Links:

Dreamspinner Press
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Amazon UK
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I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.

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I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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