Torch by Jocelynn Drake/Rinda Elliot ~ Book Review by Caroline

30169169Title: Torch
Series: Unbreakable Bonds Book 3

Author: Jocelynn Drake/Rinda Elliot

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Stephen Drake

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 10/24/2016

Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)

Genre: Bisexual, Gay Romance

Blurb:

Nine months ago, Rowan Ward thought he had it all. Now he’s fighting to pull his shredded life together, buried in work and battling the kind of grief that destroys a man’s soul. When fires spring up around Cincinnati threatening Rowe’s friends and clients, he’s thrilled to find his old Army buddy, Noah Keegan in town. They were a hell of a team when they served together, so in-sync, it was rumored they could read each other’s minds.

Noah thought devoting his life to the Army would be enough. Then he realized he had no family and only one friend he cared about. When his enlistment was up, he found himself standing on Rowe’s doorstep, looking only for friendship but secretly hoping for more. He needs to know if their one unbelievable night together years ago wasn’t a mistake.

Caught in a dangerous game of fire and bullets, neither expects the inferno of emotion that ignites between them. One Rowe isn’t prepared to accept. One that could break Noah.

My View:

This series shot into my orbit out of nowhere with the release of Shiver and each time a story ends I find myself anticipating the next and wondering how the authors are going to deal with their men’s stories. Often in a series you get to only glimpse future characters in passing but that isn’t really the case in Unbreakable Bonds – although each book focuses on a new couple the series is based on a group of tightknit friends and each book is about all of them and how they fit and work together. So with that premise we already know Rowan Ward, or Rowe as he is to his friends, and where he belongs in the group and we also know that he recently lost his wife and is struggling with his grief.

His loss and grief is tied up with the group of men who mean the most to him and maybe for the first time ever Snow, Ian and Lucas are not enough to get him through and pull him back, they are in fact too close to him and the circumstances of his wife’s death. When friend, former one night stand and army buddy Noah arrives things are both shaken and stirred as Rowe begins to first heal then feel again. Noah is a man full of emotion for his old friend and the more time he spends with Rowe the harder it is to hide how he really feels.

You need to read this series in order for it to make the most sense. These men’s lives are entwined and their past is catching up with them in this one as a series of fires leaves terror in their wake. It also prepares you for Ian’s story which I can’t wait to read and for the diehard fans of Lucas and Snow you get to spend plenty more time with them. For fans of the series this one is definitely a winner!

Links

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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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