Why I read this book: I read and enjoyed ‘A Perfect Passion’ and wanted to continue with the series.
Blurb: It’s been seven years since Payce started his new life, and it was finally starting to feel comfortable…almost. But when his past catches up to him, Payce has to decide if he’s going to deal with the things he left behind, or if he’s going to keep running. When his friends, Damien and Dax need help, Payce is forced to confront the one person who knows him better than himself, Braxton and the one who made him lose everything he held dear, Aaron. Seeing them both could change everything for Payce. When past passions reignite, who will get burned in the end?
Publisher: Hot Ink Press
Release Date: April 11th 2014
Page count: about 180 pgs
The Cover: The cover features Payce in an abandoned warehouse that features pretty significantly in the story.
The Title: Pretty self-explanatory.
The Story: Payce’s Passion starts off basically where A Perfect Passion ends. Damien and Dax are trying to live their happily ever after with the specter of Aaron and his outrageous and violent behaviour hanging over their heads.
We quickly learn that Aaron has made bail and been released from jail until his trial. When Aaron goes on the run, Damien calls in a mutual friend to help ferret him out before Dax decides to take the task on himself.
Payce is introduced in chapter three. And, boy is he introduced in a big way! Payce’s opening scene is nothing short of epic and scorching in its hotness! You know right away that Payce is a hard (pun intended), ‘take no prisoners’ sort of guy. You instantly wish you were in his partner’s position in this scene…until…he’s called to help his friends deal with their current situation with Aaron. It turns out, Payce is also fiercely loyal to his friends, and he would have to be, to drop what he is doing when the call for help comes in. 😉
Payce soon realizes that his search for Aaron is leading him directly to his past. A past he has tried to let go to protect the only man he’s ever loved. Enter, Braxton. Once, Payce’s best friend until one night of passion made them more. What should have been a beginning for them, turned quickly into an ending instead.
Soon, we’re introduced to Sparky, who is absolutely adorable and hilarious! He is a ball of energy and a total scene stealer. Every time he exits stage left you can’t wait for him to return.
Payce and Braxton are reunited after seven years and start to navigate the waters of what a renewed relationship for them can mean and how to let past hurts go to see if a future is possible for them.
The chemistry between Payce and Braxton is combustible; making for some really steamy scenes tempered with some laugh out loud humour. Payce’s inner rant about the injustice of being forced to wear toe clenching dress shoes was a memorable moment to be sure.
We get to see new trust, coupled with old love develop into the possibility a bright future for Payce and Braxton while the setup for the next book in the series is seamlessly weaved into the story with the development of, Serge (AKA Sparky) and Ash’s characters, who will become the focus of book three.
If you don’t like a cliff-hanger, stop reading when Payce and Braxton’s story is wrapped up at the end of chapter 25. However, if you’re up for some torture, continue on past the acknowledgements page to the epilogue. If you love Sparky as much as I do you might want to skip the epilogue, which I suspect will also be the prologue for book three, and wait until book three is released to read it.
All in all I really enjoyed this book. It had lots of hot scenes, humour and romance. I can’t wait to see how things develop for Serge and Ash in book three.
Rating: 9 of 10 Pots of Gold
Where to Buy