Monday, October 28, 2013

Long Time Gone by S.E. Jakes 5 Stars

Long Time Gone (Hell or High Water #2)Long Time Gone by S.E. Jakes


Author: SE Jakes
eBook ISBN: 978-1-62649-060-4
eBook release: Oct 28, 2013
eBook Formats: pdf, mobi, html, epub
Print ISBN: 978-1-62649-061-1
Print release: Oct 28, 2013
Word count: 67,500
Page count: 277
Type: Part of a Series
Cover by: L.C. Chase
This title is #2 of the Hell or High Water series.
This title is part of the Extreme Escapes, Ltd. universe.

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5 Stars!

Nothing else mattered, because nature’s wrath couldn’t compare to this.
I was blown away with this book!

The reunion scene alone would have been enough. Luckily for me (and you), there’s so much more.Wow! Action, answers, confessions, apologies, anguish, promises, ghosts, voodoo and gators. And some of the hottest sex around. CraZy shaking need!!!

OH, and one of the best “mine” moments ever! Okay, so it’s a little erotic, but I thought it was perfect.

Oh, oh…and the “gooseflesh.” Oh jeez, yeah I am really just all about these two guys and their story.

THE CHARACTERS

"No one's ever taken care of you back, Proph. You have to fucking let me.""I don't know how," Prophet said, and Tom sighed internally because that wasn't a no. Not by a long shot.
Tommy Boudreaux - It seems like everyone’s out to get Tommy in this book. But mostly, it’s about Prophet “getting” him.

Guess you don’t need flashbacks if you’re living the real thing.
Prophet Drews - Working himself nearly to death to forget about Tommy and to still his flashbacks we learn much, maybe too much, about Prophet’s past.

Side Characters -
Mick and Blue – I can’t tell if I want to chase or be chased. Damn these two!
Cillian – Someone wants to kill you? Really? Huh.
Mal – Oh boy, I think you have a lot to say. I’m a goner for Mal!!!
Roger and David – "Roger and Dave enjoyed the show,…" You’ll enjoy Roger and Dave too.

THE STORY

If working with Prophet had taught him anything, it was that promises were dangerous, especially if they were worthwhile.
Tommy and Prophet have been separated for four miserable months. Tommy's training
in N. Africa, but sends daily emails to Prophet that are completely ignored,

The Blurb:

Soldier of fortune Prophet Drews always worked alone—until Tom Boudreaux became his partner. But when Tom walked away three months ago, ostensibly to keep Prophet safe, Prophet learned the true meaning of being alone. Everyone knows that Prophet, a Navy SEAL turned CIA spook turned mercenary, can look after himself. Which means he must’ve driven his lover away.

Even with half a world between them, Prophet can’t get the man out of his head. Maybe that’s why he’s in New Orleans in the middle of a hurricane, protecting Tom’s aunt. But the only looter around is Tom, bursting back into Prophet’s life. It turns out that Prophet’s been stuck in Tom’s head—and heart—too.

Their explosive reunion gets even hotter when Tom is arrested for murder. As they fight to clear his name, they delve deep into his past, finding enemies among everyone they meet. Staying alive in such a dangerous world is hard enough, but they soon discover that fighting to stay together is the most difficult thing they’ve ever done.

leaving Tommy to believe Prophet has moved on.

Prophet finally reads all of the emails, all 122 of them, in one sitting, and then promptly finds himself heading into the heart of a New Orleans hurricane. He may not want to reopen his wounds, but he knows he can’t deny Tommy’s voodoo instincts.

Best Scene: I’m torn between the muddy tackle and the “ladder” scenes. No, I’m not. The muddy scene for sure, but damn, the “ladder” is hot.

THE WRITING

This book reads like greased lightening. I blew through it. And then I read it again. It slows down just a bit in the middle, but there weren't any dull moments. It was all...

action/sex/action/confession/action/sex/sex/sex/plot development/action/sex……

S.E. Jakes has a habit of closing one door and then opening another. She keeps me on my toes with a plot that is complex enough to keep me interested, but rewards me with solid explanations...all in her sweet time.

I think it goes without saying that I can’t wait for the next book. I’m just enjoying this series so much and find I really need the rest of the EE universe too.

The other thing he knew for sure was that sex gave them a way to tell each other all the things they couldn't bring themselves to say out loud.
Yet.

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I would like to sincerely thank S.E. Jakes and Riptide Publishing for providing me with an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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