Rating: 3 stars out of 5
You can lock your door, but can you lock your heart?
Finding the courage to end his relationship with his manipulative and vicious boyfriend, Jamie Wheeler turns to his close friend Ed Corrigan to help him get his life back on track.
Jamie and Ed have been inseparable for years, and all it would take is a small step to cross the divide from friends to lovers.
It would be the biggest mistake they could make.
Jamie seeks the security of a settled long-term relationship, but Ed vows never to put his heart on the line again after a devastating betrayal. Anything beyond friendship is a risk, and could break them forever.
As Jamie’s vindictive ex causes trouble from the side-lines, a face from the past makes an unwelcome return. Jamie’s life isn’t getting back on track, it’s coming off the rails, as a series of seemingly random events lead to only one of two conclusions: either somebody’s playing a dark and sinister game, or Jamie’s losing his mind.
Tensions rise and danger approaches, drawing Jamie and Ed closer than ever. But time is running out as they race to discover not only what is happening, and why, but also what they truly mean to each other.
Maybe if I had read this with some time in between the last book I would have liked it more but reading them close together just highlighted how much alike the stories are right down to the problems coming from two or three sides and the big confrontation happening very close to the end of the story. I mean the evil ex causing problems can get old and it’s what happened in the last two books.
Jamie is a sweetheart though has not made great choices for boyfriends and while deep down he wants Ed, he is sure he knows how that would go. Ed was hurt badly by his first serious boyfriend and since then has refused to even contemplate more than one night with someone. They have both stayed best friends since university even if there is something deeper there.
I understood Ed’s protectiveness in regard to Jamie but it was mostly him hiding how he actually feels about him and while he stands by him through thick and thin it was pretty clear to everyone but them. Jamie wants to be independent but it’s hard to push away the one rock in your life. The story was well written and I hated to see Jamie getting more and more frustrated with what was happening and not knowing what it was happening. You could see how helpless Ed felt while wanting to protect Jamie but not knowing where the threat was actually coming from.
The cover art is a nice picture of Jamie and is similar in style to the others in the series.
Sales Link: Amazon
ebook, 342 pages
Published: March 8, 2019 by AE Ryecart
Edition Language: English
Series: Deviant Hearts #3