Monday, March 12, 2018

Safe and Sound by Jaime Samms

Overcoming past hurts and letting love back in sometimes means reinventing everything about yourself, and sometimes means loving who you already are despite the jagged edges.

Rikki’s past is ugly, painful and full of blood. Simon is getting over a lover who only saw him for his uses, but had no use for his heart. From the outside, they seem like a disaster waiting to happen.

From the moment Simon moves into the same house, they seem to be exactly what the other needs. Except for one small detail. Simon has never been—or wanted to be—the one in charge in the bedroom. And Rikki doesn’t trust himself to keep Simon safe. So when Simon demands independence in all other things, Rikki is sure he’ll have to accept a life of solitude and hold himself inside his cold shell.

Meanwhile, as Simon waits for Rikki to bring the heat, his old lover is still hoping to use him one more time. Rikki is going to have to trust his instincts—and all the deadly skills he’s grown to loathe and fear—to keep his Simon safe.

Reader Advisory: This book contains mentions of past abuse, child prostitution and violence.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is the first book I have read in the series and I am not sure if it can be read as a standalone because there were several times that I felt like I was missing something, like a back story or insight. There was so much going on and at times, not a lot of dialogue, so I found myself skimming and just trying to make it through the book. At first, I felt a little bit of a connection between Simon and Rikki but then there were other times I didn't. I want to say I think this should have been read as part of a series because this book seems to be setting us up for the next book and it did end on what some would call a cliffhanger.

JAIME SAMMS has been published since the fall of 2008, although she’s been writing for herself far longer. Often asked what’s so fascinating about stories where men fall in love with other men, she’s never come up with a clear answer. Just that these are the stories that she loves to read, so makes sense they are also be the stories she loves to write.

These days, you can find plenty of free reading on her website in addition to her stories scattered across several publishers.

Spare time—when it can be found rolled into a ball at the back of the dryer or cavorting with the dust bunnies in the corners—is probably spent crocheting, drawing, or watching movies. She also loves to garden, weather permitting, since she is Canadian! She has a day job, which she loves, and two kids, but thankfully she also has a wonderful husband who keeps her fed and caffeinated.

She graduated some time ago from college with a Fine Arts diploma and a major in textile arts, which basically qualifies her to draw pictures and create things with string and fabric. One always needs an official slip of paper to fall back on, after all…

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Safe and Sound (Tales from Rainbow Alley #6) by Jaime Samms to read and review.

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