Thursday, December 3, 2015

LIFELINE by Brynn Stein

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date published: November 4, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-63476-640-1
MM Paranormal
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 4.5

Eric Duncan is a medical equipment and pharmaceuticals salesman who travels constantly for work. He’s in a new town one day and sees a man who he thinks needs help. It turns out the man does need help, but more than that, Eric is the only person who appears to care about him. Dennis Hayden loves hiking and can’t remember why he came into town or why he keeps moving around.

I really enjoyed this book. It’s an excellent fast-paced yarn with a problem to be solved and no easy solution or even an obvious way that will leave the characters happy. The two heroes form an instant bond that is sure to have every reader aching for an HEA yet the book doesn’t head in that direction in a way one might expect. The answer is excellent, and the ending clever indeed.
Eric and Dennis’s rapport is mental, rather than physical, their link demonstrated in jokes, teasing, and conversation rather than sex. MM sex is implied but never takes place on stage. I don’t even recall a kiss though there is some public-appropriate touching.

This is a very appealing book by a professional and talented author. I only found one tiny error in the entire book, and that was the use of “smirk”. All authors and editors should look up the meaning of this word, and only ever use it for a villain.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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