Rating: 4 stars out of 5
When the guys decide to spend Christmas together at the ranch, it’s going to be a time for catching up with each couple. Rush and Brian are hosting, Edward and Jack will be there and Mitchell and Sammi are coming in from Houston.
When Brian and Rush take Phillip, a newly outed gay man, under their wings, they discover he’s got a power. But this power is one that makes all of them uncomfortable, along with the young man himself as issues of trust arise.
Phillip finds himself jobless, homeless and alone for the holiday, and he’s run out of options. Just when he’s ready to move on, he finds new friends who are ready to give him a second chance at his dreams. Along with a second chance at love.
This book gave us the chance to see into the relationships of those in the previous books and to also learn about Phillip and Estaban. Phillip has just been surviving for as long as he can remember, being used by his mom for his powers and then on his own after he ran away and just as he is settling in somewhere it starts fall apart around him. Luckily for him he had met Brian and their motley crew quickly adopt him into the fold.
I loved seeing the flourishing relationships of those from the previous books. Sammi is really started to grow up more though he still needs to be taken care of but that is what Mitchell longs to do. Edward still likes to throw Jack for a loop but he has started to take more in stride. Brian and Rush have continued to be strong partners even as Rush worries.
Phillip is delighted when Rush given him the chance to learn and try to be a cowboy. I could feel his desperation and hopelessness when he was sure that he would have to start out somewhere new. We didn’t really see all that much of Estaban, more from Phillips side, which made it a little harder to connect with him. I didn’t like how he made such quick judgements though and was glad to see Sammi put him in his place a bit.
The cover art by Posh Gosh is a wonderful picture and continues the pattern for the series.
ebook, 209 pages
Publication: December 19, 2017 by Pride Publishing
Edition Language: English
Series: Common Powers #4