Book Reviews

For the Long Run by Elizabeth Noble

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / BDSM / Erotic Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 20-May-2020

Book Blurb

What if your life was a lie? 

From the outside Jay’s life seems idyllic, a twenty-something, runs his family’s business with high disposable income and freedom. The reality, is Jay’s life is dictated by a bigoted, controlling, abusive father who insists Jay simply can’t be gay. Jay yearns for his own life with a dominant man, but it’s an out-of-reach pipe dream. When he meets trained Dom, Eric, the most Jay can hope for is the occasional one-night-stand or quick fling.  

Eric has his heart set on Jay, and not only for more than one night. Jay is the type of sub Eric could easily spend the rest of his life with, fall in love with. While trying to navigate winning Jay’s love, his Eric’s life is further complicated by chasing down a killer who may be something other than human.  

When Jay is targeted, Eric wants only to protect him. Can he save Jay’s life and win his heart as well?

First edition published by Dreamspinner Press, September 2012.

Book Review

I had a bit of a wild book buying spree in June of this year at one of my favorite publishing houses. Considering Elizabeth Noble is a personal favorite of mine and the description just yanked at me, I was drooling to read 'For the Long Run'. Okay, so why did it take me so long? Backlog my friends, a huge backlog that has taken most of the year to start whittling down. Finally I can read this intriguing story of Jay and Eric.

Jay is an only child in an influential family, his father is a Senator, and Jay is gay. Not a good idea in Daddy's mind and to be honest I didn't like his father from the get-go. Jay manages the family-owned resort in Montana and does a great job. Unfortunately, there have been a number of murders in the area with the killer always dumping the body in the same place on the resort grounds. Jay's dad hires Eric, a former homicide detective, to take over security at the lodge. Eric has a very interesting opinion on these murders as he's seen this signature many times and has the files and documents to prove it. But his theory almost seems a little far-fetched, at least until they start investigating.

The investigation portion of this story, the murders, and the thrilling finale are very exciting. There's a lot I can't reveal because of spoilers, but take my word that I was more than surprised a few times. The romance and D/s part of the tale was a wee bit iffy for me in parts. Meeting in a bar isn't out of the question and is certainly an oft-used trope, except this is a bar in a small town in Montana. Even that didn't bug me too much. What did is that upon seeing one another, Jay and Eric automatically knew their respective roles. In a BDSM bar I can see that happening but not where they met. It was fun to see them interact and fall in love so my qualms with the plot didn't affect my enjoyment of the story.

I enjoyed the mystery and suspense part of this book very much and I did like Jay and Eric. All in all, if you like a murder mystery with a paranormal hint this might be the book for you.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 149 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 19-May-2020
Price $3.99 ebook
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