Scars Book #3
Author: Lynley Wayne
Publisher: MLR Press
Cover Artist: Cooley Design Studios
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
When demons from his past interfere with his present, Cam knows Seth is the only one he can trust to help him face them.
At the age of fifteen, Seth Dempsey gave his heart to Cameron Reyes. Three years later, Cam shattered it when he walked away. When Cam blows back into Seth’s life years later, Seth knows he will do whatever it takes to ensure Cam doesn’t slip away again. Even if it means going up against a corrupt DEA agent and a drug cartel.
Cameron Reyes was born on the wrong side of the tracks. He fell in love with Seth, but knew the only way to keep him safe was to leave, no matter how much it hurt. Eleven years later, when his life implodes, he knows the only person he can trust is the boy whose heart he broke all those years ago.
While they fight to stay one step ahead of everyone and clear Cam’s name, can they learn to work together in order to face down the demons of the past and find the happily ever after they have dreamed of?
There’s just something about damaged characters that grab my heart. Facing Demons’ Cam, with his awful childhood and his teenage sacrifice of his relationship with Seth to keep Seth safe from the crime and violence that surrounds Cam, has grown to be a man filled with hurt. He’s never gotten over his love of Seth, and Seth’s heart also remains devoted to Cam. Cam’s life of abuse, violence, and skirting the edge of legality catches up with him and he’s on the run as a wanted man. He turns to his old love, Seth.
I like Cam and Seth together, and their devotion to each other is admirable. As the victim of lifelong abuse, Cam isn’t perfect, and he vacillates between desperately longing to be with Seth and knowing he needs to stay away from Seth to keep him safe. Seth is now a strong man who owns a BDSM club, and who is willing to do whatever is necessary to save Cam.
This story is quite long, and is action packed. I personally am not a huge fan of the alternate POV switching back and forth between Cam and Seth, largely because I feel it robs the story of intrigue which is a key component of crime/action stories. However, the characters are compelling and their commitment to each other is impressive.
Overall, I recommend this emotionally charged and action filled story. And the cover art deserves its own mention … totally, amazingly hot!
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