Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Professor Avery Cook has spent his career researching the mysterious side of New Orleans. Superstitions, legends, and lore—Avery has an academic explanation for all of them….
Until one night when he walks into a bar and his life changes.
In a sea of impossibly beautiful people, Tyson stands out, and he sweeps Avery off his feet with his old-world charm and romanticism. But there’s a darkness in Tyson too, and Avery discovers Tyson is part of a world he thought existed only in books and stories—the paranormal tales he studies at the university.
Tyson’s been lonely for a long time, and he’s falling in love with Avery. But his past is a long one, and it’s full of enemies and danger. The best way to keep Avery safe is to push him away….
I loved this story. It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book by MJ O’Shea and I’m glad I didn’t miss this one. It gave a different view on the paranormal world and I really enjoyed reading about it.
Tyson is lonely for a long time it’s only been him and Mrs. Peggs and when he decides to go out and visit a friend’s bar he meets Avery. Avery is a quiet bookworm and often feels awkward in social situations but something about Tyson pulls at him and starts to put him at ease.
Avery is adorable, I could feel how lost he seemed at times but determined he would be to figure out what he was missing. Tyson is a martyr through and through, he will do what he feels is best to protect those around him even if it hurts him and them. I loved seeing these two grow together but also how they learned to trust in each other. I loved watching them overcome the obstacles in their way to be together forever.
The cover art by Aaron Anderson is great and I love the picture of Tyson.
ebook, 200 pages
Published: April 3, 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Dreamspun Desires