Through ten wonderful years Griff Diamond and Clint Bishop weathered good times and bad together. Lately they haven’t spent as much time together as they’d like, and their physical relationship is suffering. Then Clint loses his job at the steel mill. Instead of worrying, he sees it as an opportunity to lean on his steady partner, start his writing career, and rekindle the passion they’ve lost.
But a friendly relationship with another author turns to obsession, putting Clint’s life in danger. Taken against his will to the Jewel Cave system in South Dakota, Clint must rely on the skills he’s learned from Griff to survive.
Having read the other books in the Circles Series, I knew to expect to be blown away by this story. But what I didn’t except? Was to be put through the emotional wringer like I was.
Noble sure knows how to add the right amount of suspense and drama into the books. One thing that I love the most about this series is it’s not sex driven — it’s driven by the story itself.
Clint, Griff and Dylan were all amazingly well done characters — each with their own distinct personalities that made it so easy to tell them apart just from the way they talked and acted. I do think that Noble did a great job with Dylan’s character because you could tell how screwed up he was, but how he really thought that he was fine the way he was.
Clint and Griff were such a great couple, and I loved how it wasn’t always perfect with them. They didn’t have a “picture perfect” relationship. They had a real one, one that has its flaws, but it is perfect for them.
Overall, I was once again blown away by this book, and this series. And I do want to add, that you don’t have to read the previous books in the series before starting this one. You can read it as a standalone just fine.
Mason Arquette isn’t one for mincing words. In fact, he often rubs people the wrong way—with the exception of Riece Burrell. Riece came with his own set of social issues, but he saw right through Mason’s tough exterior, and they made a perfect couple. Or so Mason thought… until Riece abruptly ended their relationship without much explanation.
Years later, Mason and Riece are thrown back together. As a US Forestry Service photographer, Riece is sent on assignment to the Black Hills, where Mason works. When Mason is tasked with guiding Riece around the territory, old feelings quickly are rekindled.
But nothing is ever easy. Just as Mason and Riece begin to work things out, they’re targeted by people with motives so vile and twisted they defy imagination. In a desperate race for their lives, they must depend on one another and take a big step out of their personal comfort zones to find their way back to safety—and back to love.
Once again, this book can be read as a standalone. While there is references made to the previous book in the series, it’s not required to fully understand this book in the slightest.
I have to say, Riece is probably one of my favorite characters that I have read this year. I don’t know what it is about me and the smart guys, and the ones with their little “issues” but Riece was just… so sweet. You could tell that he truly cared about Mason and was still bothered by what happened between them.
Mason was equally awesome because he knew what he wanted and was more than willing to do it on Riece’s schedule.
I have to say the trouble that these two get into in this book caught me off guard and I was completely shocked at it all. I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want to give it away, but I’ll say this, Noble wrote the whole thing so well that it wasn’t too super detailed, but it was done just right to where you couldn’t help but be on the edge of your seat wondering what was going to happen next.
Overall, another must read from me, and I can’t wait to find out what Noble comes up with next in this series!