Purgatory (Heaven Sent 2) by Jet Mykles ~ Book Review by Paisley

PurgatoryTitle: Purgatory (Heaven Sent 2)

Author: Jet Mykles

Publisher: Loose Id

Cover Artist: P. L. Nunn

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 07/25/2006

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance

Blurb:

Lucas Sloane defines beautiful for Reese. Tall and sleek with gorgeous red hair and deep, dark eyes to drown in, it’s no wonder that the famous bass player is the hero of many a starry-eyed teenager’s dreams.

Reese used to be one of those teens. Back when Heaven Sent was no more than the house band for the local club, Purgatory. Back then, it was easy to get to know Luc. To become friends with him. Somehow, Reese found the courage to take heart in hand and confess his love to Luc… only to be soundly rejected. Luc wasn’t gay. Not long after, Heaven Sent left town and skyrocketed into rock and roll stardom.

Now, six years later, Luc is back in town for a visit and more gorgeous than ever. Surprisingly, he not only apologizes for his treatment of Reese years ago, he comes onto him. Seems Luc’s discovered the pleasures of being with a man and wants to know what it’d be like between the two of them.

But Reese can’t. He just can’t. He lives the straight and narrow. He teaches high school. He’s got a girlfriend. He has a normal life. He can’t be gay.

Of course, it’s really very hard to deny the man who’s defined everything beautiful in Reese’s artistic mind.

Okay. No one has to know about it, right?

My View:

I have read each of the stories in the “Heaven Sent” series, but this one is my favorite.  In fact, this is my favorite Jet Mykles book. I think it is fun to read the entire series and meet all the players, but I will also say that this is the only one in the collection that I have read more than once.

I love enemies to lovers, or second chance at love, or a once-burned now hot for you sort of books like this one. I have re-read it many times and still find it fun and easy to enjoy.  Reese is my favorite character in the series, and it is because of him that I love this book. I find it entertaining when a character has built a carefully structured identity around a lie. Having to reinvent yourself because you finally come to terms with your sexuality can be traumatic, especially where matters of the heart are concerned.  When reality comes crashing down around Reese he must face the consequences, and Jet Mykles does a fantastic job of making all of that happen in under 150 pages.

It makes sense to read the other books in this series, they are an entertaining collection of rock star romances. Purgatory will always be my favorite of the group because it contains a perfect balance of smoking hot sex scenes, and a character who must face the past and embrace the opportunity for liberating his soul.

Links

Purgatory (Heaven Sent 2) on Goodreads
Loose Id
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.

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