Jordan & Rhys by Sue Brown ~ Book Review by Caroline

27313913Title: Jordan & Rhys

Author: Sue Brown

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Brooke Albercht

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/25/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: BDSM, M/M Romance

Blurb:

Eight months after the assault in which his sub and lover was killed, Jordan Nicholls isn’t making much progress in his recovery. Marchant and Ed, Jordan’s friends from the BDSM club, stage an intervention.

They employ a carer to look after Jordan. Rhys may be a sub, but he’s forceful, making Jordan eat and exercise rather than live on coffee and cigarettes. Despite Jordan’s protests, Rhys slowly forces him back to life.

But Rhys wants to be Jordan’s sub, and despite being protective of Rhys, Jordan’s not sure he can ever return to the BDSM lifestyle. In order for their relationship to continue, they’ll need to find a compromise that meets both their needs.

My View:

 

Without a doubt my favourite of the series.

This is a sad story but there was always hope as the men of Frankie’s try to comfort and put back together one of their own.

If you have followed the series then you will be aware of what happened to Jordan. He was attacked with his sub on the street for something as simple as holding hands. His sub Mike died from the assault and Jordan has been living as a ghost for the past few months. Still in pain from the attack, still suffering debilitating side effects of a head injury and slowly slipping into depression where he feels there is no point in carrying on.

The men at his local BDSM club decide it’s time for an intervention and it comes in the form of the least submissive sub of the series. Rhys is a carer, he was also Mike’s best friend and he holds a special place in his heart for Jordan. He seems to be the one man that can railroad Jordan into doing what he needs to do and start on the long road back to recovery.

Sue Brown did a great job with this story and the characters. There was no quick solve to Jordan’s issues but more a slow and steady battle that Rhys was determined to win. I’m glad it wasn’t solved with sex or scenes. Jordan needed to heal and to deal with the pain in his heart. He also needed to get over his survivors guilt and realise that he was still living and with Rhys gently pushing him along he was able to achieve this and so much more.

Links

Jordan & Rhys on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

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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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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