Author: Christi Snow
Publisher: Self Published
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Gay Fiction, Mystery
A year ago Declan Jasper was entertaining sold-out arena crowds as the lead singer of Black Rainbows. But that came to an explosive end when the band got caught up in a criminal cover-up, one that ended with the entire band dead. At least that’s what everyone is supposed to think.
Now, Dex is hiding in plain sight, working as the school band director in a sleepy little mountain resort town while under the protection of a hard-nosed FBI agent. Instead of eyeliner and black leather, he now wears glasses and corduroy. Instead of having sexy coeds—both male and female—throw themselves into his bed, he’s dealing with teenage angst and grumpy parents.
At the top of his troubles list is Kelsey Walker, a junior high bundle of rare musical talent in the form of one confused, messed-up adolescent. Dex figures the problem comes from her broken home and wants to help. But when he meets her father, sexy bar-owner, Jack Walker, he realizes that instead of helping he’s probably just bringing more trouble and danger to their door.
Dex has to stay alive until the trial to bring his bandmates’ murderers to justice, but can he do that if it means sacrificing his own happily ever after?
It has been a while since I finished reading Snowcroft Safehouse. It has been just over a week. In that time, a lot has happened on a personal front, and I was unable to get the review written before now. I hope I can do this book justice.
Snowcroft Safehouse is the second book in Christy Snow’s Men of Snowcroft series. I certainly hope it isn’t the last, because I know these men have so much more to tell us. If you have read book one, Snowcroft Lost, then you have briefly met the main character in Safehouse. “Law” was the prisoner that Trevor and Jamie helped to free in book one. We pick up Law’s story about a year after the events of Lost.
While you will benefit from having read lost to understand where Law is mentally, enough backstory is given in this installment that you will not be completely lost if you were to skip book one. However, I highly recommend book one as well. (and presumably books three, four, etc).
First thing I will say is this: You will have to suspend your disbelief for this story. The author takes certain liberties with the way law enforcement operates for the benefit of the story. As long as you can understand that she is telling a story and not trying to give you an accurate procedural, I think you will grow to care for these characters and feel for their circumstances.
Dex, or Finn as he is known for most of the story, has lost everything. It is Law’s job to make sure he doesn’t lose his life as well. As I said the “hows” of that protection detail aren’t accurate, but they make for a fun read and an engaging story. I don’t want to give up too much of the plot, as it is suspense after all. I will say, if the blurb catches your eye, give this series a go. I don’t think you will regret it.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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