MtSnow reviews ‘Yes’ (Vasquez & James Book 4.5) by Lou Sylvre (Released by Dreamspinner Press on July 18, 2012, 61 pgs)
Professional badass Luki Vasquez and weaver Sonny James meet for the first time in Loving Luki Vasquez, and they might make a sizzling couple if they can ever get past the impulse to run the other way every time romance comes into view. Then again, they have to stay alive if they’re ever to see their wedding day, and tribulation, cruelty, and greed has a way of demanding attention at all the worst moments. Together, they pack a lot of resources to fight for love. If they can hold out, they just might win the enduring love and family they were meant to share.
When I saw we were being provided a copy of the latest in this series, bundled with this free novella, ‘Yes’ (the love story that talks about Luki’s battle with cancer) I figured I was ready to give it another try. In the meantime, I am also rereading and following up on the previous books in this series.
Yes (Book 4.5 of Vasquez & James)
by Lou Sylvre
Cover Art: Reese Dante
M/M Erotic Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 18, 2012 (ebook)
A Vasquez & James Novel
Professional badass Luki Vasquez and textile artist Sonny James have been married for five years, and despite the sometimes volatile mix, they’re happy. From their first days together, they stood united against deadly enemies and prevailed. But now the deadly enemy they face is the cancer thriving inside Luki, consuming his lungs.
As Luki’s treatment proceeds, Sonny hovers near, determined to provide every care, control every thread of possibility just as he does when he weaves. But he can’t control the progress of the cancer or how Luki’s body reacts to the treatment regime. Sonny tries, but Luki dances with cancer alone-until he gets a startling reminder of the miracle of life. With renewed determination and mutual love, the two men emerge from their coldest winter into a new spring day.
Through June 2013, 100% of author royalties for this title were donated to a charity for cancer research. For more details on donations and charities, vist the author’s website at www.sylvre.com
The cover: This cover is definitely representative of a celebration of life! Very well portrayed. Awesome job Reese!
The story: It was hard to read this one, especially with my personal need for an HEA. I was soo afraid I wasn’t going to get it, until I saw there was a book after it LOL. (yep. chickenshite…that’s me!)
Anyway, I think that the approach to this serious illness, and the real doubts and depression as well as what Sonny had to go through as the partner of someone almost at the verge of giving up was a realistic and much to be admired story that seemed to reflect how this would be in real life.
Even though it is very sad at times, and hard to read, this little novella just added more depth to the loving relationship I’ve come to admire so much between Sonny and Luki. There is always a ‘give’ and ‘take’ in a relationship, and this one reflects it extremely well. Sometimes its definitely less 50-50, and more 80-20, or vice-versa. That is a reality check for us romance readers.
Sonny and Luki’s relationship goes through some serious fire in this one just to come out the other side the stronger for each other.
If you like to laugh AND cry at the same time, here you go again! Highly recommended series!!!
(10/10 Pots of Gold)