Open Case (Open #3) by Mickie B. Ashling #mm #review @dreamspinners

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Sequel to Open House

Seth Wilder and Bryce McFarland deal with the aftermath of Owen Lightfoot’s destructive rampage. Once again, the insurance company denies the life insurance benefit despite the compelling evidence regarding the underlying cause of Mark’s death. However, they acknowledge their former employee’s complicity in the multiple crimes that have blindsided Seth and Bryce. They settle to keep their name out of the news, offering the couple a million dollars apiece, which they accept.

Owen learns of the big payoff and is determined to get his cut. Just when Bryce and Seth think it is all over, Owen reappears, and what follows tests the very limits of their endurance. Through the help of friends and relatives, Seth and Bryce find the strength to keep their relationship intact while seeking out the best way to stop Owen once and for all. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Listening to Andrea LeeTAG

Open case, book three must be read in order.

So here we are Bryce and Seth again. Nothing much has happened between the last book ending and this one starting. There is a time jump but you aren’t lost. The guys just have settled into the new lives. Well, as much as possible. With a killer, embezzler psycho stalker on the loose.

I’m having a hard time reviewing this book and series. I enjoyed the first book very much. But when it was done, so was I and I thought so were the boys, so to speak. So was surprised when I saw book two pop up, and I believe I mentioned that in my review. Book two left us w/a cliffy so I felt complied to read this one even though I wasn’t much invested.  Now I’ve finished this one, and I’m left torn.

  Seth and Bryce clearly have trust issues that they need to work out. Seth not feeling he has a home.  Bryce wanting to be Seth’s everything. By the end of the book, I guess the work it out, they end up with an HEA.

I did enjoy how we got to see Seth grow into his own throughout this story, first standing up to the insurance company, that giving him the courage he needed.  And I’m glad we finally got resolution for everyone involved, but I personally could I used less details, like how he lost his tooth and reattached.

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