Author: Maggie Kavanagh
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Maria Fanning
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 01/04/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: M/M Romance, Mystery
Sequel to Inner Sanctum
The Stonebridge Mysteries: Book Three
Living together is bliss for Sam Flynn and Nathan Walker, but things never stay quiet for long in Stonebridge. On the night of Sam’s twenty-ninth birthday, the much-hated mayor of Stonebridge is found dead at his home. Sam suspects foul play, but just as he starts investigating the list of possible culprits, Nathan gets word of a new undercover assignment—one that includes a mysterious, sexy new partner. Though Sam struggles to trust Nathan and control his jealousy during Nathan’s absence, the stress makes a return to the bottle seem not only tempting, but inevitable—especially when Nathan starts avoiding his calls.
Yet Nathan’s fidelity isn’t the only thing on Sam’s mind. A visit from the mayor’s ex-assistant puts Sam in the line of fire, and he’s drawn into a complex web of duplicity spanning back to the night of his parents’ accident. Sam’s journey to uncover the truth about what really happened threatens to unravel long-held beliefs about his parents and puts his relationship with Nathan to the ultimate test.
Seriously? You had to threaten Sam’s ride on the wagon? You just had to break him, didn’t you? Oh wait that is all part of the sequel process, I guess. But Sam? He has been through so much. You just had to break him more. Well, at least, you fixed him in the end. Speaking of ends, please don’t let this be the end of Sam and Nate’s adventures.
If you haven’t guessed, I like this series just a wee bit. Okay, more than a wee bit. I love Sam and Nate. They aren’t perfect, far from it, but they try. They try with each other, with their friends, and with the town. They use their talents for the greater good. They both are just good guys who have been dealt a shit hand. Of course, said shit hand gets even worse for Sam before it starts to get better. Well, I am hoping it will get better for him.
This installment broke my heart as well has got my adrenaline going. The mystery was solid and intriguing. The characters are lovable and well-rounded. The town itself is a bit of a character on its own. We didn’t know until the we were supposed to precisely who was responsible for things that have been happening in Stonebridge the last few years.
I don’t know if we will return to Stonebridge, but I wouldn’t mind seeing were things can go with Nate and Sam in the future.
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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