Rating: 4 stars out of 5
When Brian and Rush meet in a dark alley, sparks fly. The attraction is fast and hard, but Rush is a rancher with a reputation to uphold and Brian is out and open.
Both men have secrets, including the small powers they each have, and a relationship means they might have to share. It would require Rush coming out of his closet and putting his ranch and his friendships with the people around him at risk.
For Brian, it means putting his heart on the line for a man who’s afraid of being himself. He’s been down that road before and Brian won’t go back in the closet, not even for Rush.
Each time they’re together, Rush and Brian set the air around them on fire. As they move closer, both are still holding back, still unsure of each other. One of them will have to take the first step or this thing between them will flounder.
For Rush, it’ll take a huge step and a lot of trust to risk his entire life in the small Texas town of Spring Lake. And once he’s out, there’s no going back.
For Brian, his heart isn’t the only thing at risk. If he keeps seeing Rush, he knows he might just lose his life.
I enjoyed this story just as much as I did the first one in the series however this one really gave more time for the characters to work on building their relationship. Brian has pretty much lived his life alone for years and meeting Rush makes him want to break his own rules. Rush has never had anything other than one night stands but no matter what he does he can’t get Brian out of his head.
I loved how Brien was willing to hurt himself because he didn’t want to be hurt more later by Rush’s insecurities. He continues to do his work and help Sammi find out some information about his past so that his friends can have the best chance to continue building their life.
Rush is constantly doing the wrong thing in regards to Brian and their relationship. It takes a lot of soul searching for him to finally let his guard down enough to really let Brian into his life. I could feel his father’s words and actions still hurting him even years after his death.
The cover art by Posh Gosh is nice and continues the pattern for the series.
ebook, 189 pages
Publication: 2nd edition, July 11, 2017 by Pride Publishing
Edition Language: English
Series: Common Powers #2