Book Reviews

Worlds Collide (Sanctuary 7) by RJ Scott at Love Lane Books

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Military/Former Military / Agents/Spies / Erotic Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 08-September-2013

Book Blurb

It is the day after New Years and Dale is en route back to Albany in a private jet with Emily Bullen. She is coming back home after turning states evidence on her husband Senator Thomas Bullen.

What no one factored in, not Sanctuary or the FBI, was the lengths Griffin Ryland would go to in the effort to protect himself. When Joseph finds out Dale is in trouble and it is only with the help of his team of SEALs that he can make sure Dale is safe and that Griffin Ryland can't cause any more trouble.

A snowy New Years, a deserted airport and a hostage situation with people already dead and suddenly the worlds of Sanctuary and the SEALs collide, with terrifying consequences.

Then, two weeks alone at a resort, falling deeper in love leave the two men with decisions to make and suddenly there is the chance to make forever a possibility.

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Featuring Dale and Joseph from The Only Easy Day.


Book Review

It's been quite a while since I read the previous Sanctuary book, and I really liked returning to this world of mystery, suspense, and dark plotting by illegal elements and bad guys. It was interesting to return to Joseph and Dale's relationship, especially since they'd left things somewhat up in the air at the end of book two. Well, not in terms of commitment to each other, but none of the practicalities of their relationship had been solved or even discussed at that point. Also, the situation with Senator Bullen's wife testifying in the case against him was still up in the air after book six, and one of he bad guys was missing. So, lots of threads to weave another interesting tale. And RJ Scott certainly didn’t disappoint.

Joseph is still with the SEALs, but a few things have happened that make him think about his future. It's a big change for him, and the fact that he's even considering something else for a living shows how much he has changed and grown. He still considers his feelings for Dale a bit on the sappy side, but he is now honest enough with himself to admit he has them. As he begins to face the truth that he loves Dale with all his heart, a life-and-death situation forces him to speed up his musings and make a decision.

Dale is a bit further along in the able-to-admit-he-loves Joseph department, but he is biding his time. Having moved out of the SEALs himself he knows how difficult that can be, at the same time, he knows they are Joseph's life, so to speak, and he doesn’t want his lover to stop doing what he loves. Dale knows that can only lead to catastrophe, so he bides his time. Seeing Joseph in mortal danger right before his eyes doesn't help, but he stays the course.

While the first half of the book is the usual high-tension story including threats, lots of action, and even a bomb, the second half focuses entirely on Joseph and Dale. They need to reconnect, and I loved seeing how they became closer and closer, how they discussed the future, and how Joseph worked out what he wanted to do. If you like stories about tough men, SEALs to be exact, if you enjoy reading books with a good balance between action and a budding relationship, and if you're looking for a read that is hot yet very sweet, then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 121 pages/30800 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 03-July-2013
Price $3.49 ebook
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