Just an amazing narration and the perfect accompaniment to this series. There is no question that the relationship between Kage and Jamie may not appeal to everyone...but for me, it is the blend of the rough with the passionate that totally works...this is not your typical romance, but boy do these men love and need each other like no other. Phew. Book 2 continues to be my favorite of the three...I think I will keep that audio on repeat. :)
Can't wait for more.
**My Spoiler Free Series Review**
So it's honestly been a while since I was so consumed by a series. Left struggling through the day until I could pick the story back up…constantly thinking about what was happening and what was to come. Consumed. Consumed. Consumed.
I have elected to write one review associated with these three books as this is truly one book broken into three parts and thank god I decided to wait and do my “consuming” of this in one fell swoop.
Jamie and Kage’s story is no doubt rough but undeniably passionate. Their journey has just the right amount of sexual tension and the buildup to their first kiss is quite explosive. Just like them.
This is not all kittens and rainbows but it is also not without heart. There is never a time that anything happens without consent, without desire. This book is about trust and about the needs that these men have that can only be met by the other.
Maris Black beautifully depicts this love and how she decided to format this story is brilliant. While the first is told solely from Jamie’s POV it is done so on purpose. We are left wondering even more who Kage really is, what he truly feels inside, why he does some of the things he does and how those actions impact him as a man, and as a lover. And to finally get Kage’s POV and get inside this beautiful character’s head in book 2 made the journey all the more richer.
Kage is mysterious and dangerous but it is with Jamie and Jamie alone that he can be vulnerable.
The rare glimpses of his vulnerability always shocked me, because he seemed so confident and strong. It was easy to forget he was just a man— with feelings, and a heart, and weaknesses. The fact that I was a source of weakness for him was especially humbling. - Jamie
He whimpered, sputtered tears everywhere, and dug his forehead painfully into my collarbone. I just held him, trying to be everything to him, knowing I was nothing but a warm place to bury his pain. But that’s what he needed, and that’s what I’d be. - Jamie
And to see Kage and his undeniable love for Jamie is so heartfelt.
There was no mistaking the sentiment behind the photo. It was a glimpse into the heart of my attraction for Jamie, and the memory of the feeling was so powerful that it made my heart skip a beat. - Kage
Not since "The Temptation Series" have I felt so strongly about a trilogy. Needing more. And if you know me, there are often times I just don’t need more. I can stop and be content with the story in my head. But just like Ella Frank’s Tate and Logan, I’m addicted to love shared between Maris Black’s Jamie and Kage. I can only hope that we continue to get more of them. Their future “2 days” is needed. And in addition, there are just some fantastic side characters in this series who need their own time on page.
I anxiously await a reread of this series as it is now risen to the top of my favorite books list.
***Highly Recommended for Immediate Consumption***
“Oh, yeah,” he groaned. “God, yes, that’s a perfect fit. What do you think, baby?”
“I think I should have worn underwear,” I said where only he could hear, reaching down to adjust myself. Then I called over my shoulder to the salesman. “We’ll take it.”
What a scene!
The rare glimpses of his vulnerability always shocked me, because he seemed so confident and strong. It was easy to forget he was just a man— with feelings, and a heart, and weaknesses. The fact that I was a source of weakness for him was especially humbling.
I shuddered, unable to tell Kage the whole truth. That I felt like we’d crossed that line between reality and what ought to remain fantasy. And it was my fault.
Read #2, 2016 February 17th - March 2nd
*continues to swoon*...*pokes nathan*...*swoons with nathan* ❤️❤️❤️