Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Isle Of Wishes by Sue Brown

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date published: August 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62798-076-0
Genre: M/M, contemporary
Book format: E-book
Obtained via: Publisher
Reviewed by: Marieke
4 Hearts

In the previous book, Isle of.where, we met Sam and Liam. When Liam goes missing in the States, Sam and his brother Paul are flying to America to start a search.
Paul is a police officer and really wants to help his brother.  When they get there, they find out Liam’s rental car is reported stolen. They have to explain the situation to the local police so the case becomes a missing person case.

The detective in charge of that case is Olaf Skandik, an ex-military with a family that doesn’t quite like gays. That’s why he’s deeply in the closet and never had a relationship, only hookups. But when he meets Paul, things change. But Paul hasn’t been the relationship kind of guy either.
While following the leads to find Liam, they become very close. They do find him eventually and Sam and Liam get married. Olaf attends the wedding and somehow fits into the Owen family.

I thought it was a lovely book, but I did like the first one better. Maybe that’s because sequels are just very hard to write. Sam and Liam are not the main character here, but are a big part of the book. They don’t grow like in the first one and that bothered me a bit.
The development of the relationship between Olaf and Paul was well written and very realistically done. It felt genuine to me.

There was angst and humor and romance enough to make it a pleasurable read, though. I don’t like open endings much, so the author better hurry up with the next story in this series. The Owen’s have stolen a place in my heart and I want to see more of them. All in all, a good read for the fans of Isle OfWhere.

This is not an endorsement, this is an unbiased objective review.

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