Sun and Shadow (Day & Knight #2) by Dirk Greyson ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

SunAndShadowLGTitle: Sun and Shadow (Day & Knight #2)

Author: Dirk Greyson

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: LC Chase

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 11/09/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Mystery

Blurb:

Sequel to Day and Knight
Day and Knight: Book Two

Dayton “Day” Ingram is recovering from an injury suffered in Mexico—and from his failed relationship with fellow Scorpion agent, Knight. While researching an old government document, Day realizes he might be holding the key to finding an artistic masterpiece lost since WWII.

But the Russians are looking for it too, and have a team in place in Eastern Europe hunting it down. Day and Knight are brought back together when they are charged with getting to the painting first.

Knight wants to leave Mexico and everything that happened there behind, and return to the life he had—except it wasn’t much of a life. When he’s partnered up with Day, keeping his distance proves to be challenging. But Day is as stubborn as Knight and isn’t willing to let him walk away.

Their assignment leads them through Germany and Austria with agents hot on their tail—agents willing to do whatever it takes to get to the masterpiece first. If Day and Knight can live long enough to find the painting, they might also discover something even more precious—each other.

My View:

I didn’t pick up book one of the Day and Knight series from Dirk Greyson until book two came out. I remember sitting and having a conversation about the books with the author at GRL, and I promised I would give them (along with one of his “Andrew Grey” books) a chance. I don’t remember the details of the conversation, or why I acquiesced to reading the books. However, I definitely enjoyed them, so I am not sorry I did.

If you are not a fan of Andrew Grey’s style, you may or may not like his Dirk Greyson stuff. From a plot perspective, they are much grittier. There is more action and more adventure. There isn’t a guaranteed HEA. It isn’t a scary or sad ending, more of a “to be continued” ending. Dayton and Knighton’s story is certainly one that needs to be continued.

Their story is interesting. Their adventures are impressive. Their problem solving is intriguing.

From an author voice perspective, the story still falls victim to a style that I have found people either love or hate. Greyson is detailed in his descriptions, to the point of tedium in some cases. I am not talking about describing the setting, but about everyday actions. For example:

He smiled and then continued on his way down the aisle of cubicles. Day sat down and booted up his computer, then opened e-mail, groaning at the hundreds sitting in his in-box. He began sorting them and managed to get through all of the routine things. The rest he answered or forwarded to the appropriate people before meeting Dimato in his office.

If you can get past that style, you are in for a fun few hours.

Their story is far from over — both personally and professionally.

Links

Sun and Shadow (Day & Knight #2) 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.

Farewell Giveaway
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.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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