Sam reviews ‘Haven’s Creed’ by Parker Williams. Self published on December 14th, 2015 and is 256 pages long.
A complimentary copy was given by the author for an honest review
An act of violence destroys his family and ends the life he knows. To escape his haunted past, he joins the military, where, as a sniper, he is trained to kill with precision and detachment. When a covert organization offers him a new purpose, he becomes Haven, an operative devoted to protecting the innocent when he can and avenging them when he cannot.
After ten years of battling the evil in the world, the life no longer holds the attraction or meaning it once had, and he’s ready to walk away. Then he meets Samuel, a young man forced from the age of twelve to work as a sex slave. If ever a man had a need for Haven, it is this one.
Yet nothing about this growing relationship is one-sided. Sammy gives Haven a stability he’s never known, and Haven becomes the rock upon which Sammy knows he can depend.
When Sammy reveals something about the enemy Haven has been hunting for months, Sammy fears it will destroy what they’ve built and he’ll lose his home in Haven’s heart.
After suffering years of abuse, Haven ends up killing his mother’s boyfriend. The abuse they endure is so bad his sister never recovers. His mother puts her in a state facility and abandons him. Haven can’t forgive himself for not being able to save his sister.
He takes control of his life, obtains a GED and joins the army when he turnes 18. Haven is one of the best. He is picked to become a part of the military that people don’t know exists. He endures extensive training for 4 years and at 23 years old becomes one of the best assassins there is.
Haven is now 31 years old. He is a killing machine. He doesn’t have friends or anyone close and that is the way he wants it. His job is to avenge the ones who the system failed to put away. Those who preyed on children. When Haven is out on one of his missions he discovers an abused young man. Haven can’t leave him behind. Therefore he has no other choice but to take him with him.
Samuel is malnourished, dirty and terrified. The moment that Samuel sees Haven he clings to him. He senses that Haven is safe. But beyond that he has an instant bond to Haven. Samuel may be a victim but he is strong he doesn’t let what happened rule him. He wants Haven and he is not afraid to go after him.
This is such a unique book. There is a lot of dark aspects that may not be for everyone. The writing is fantastic. I wasn’t able to put it down till the very end. I love the main characters . Both men have been through a lot. It is Samuel that surprised me the most though. How strong he is. How he is able to live his life and not let the past overcome him. The way he takes charge is refreshing to see. Both of these men are sweet, caring, and accept each other with no conditions. There is definitely a lot of hard parts to read of what these kids go through, but it isn’t upfront and in your face, which I like. The author has the ability to make you connect with the characters on such a personal level, you laugh, cry and scream right along with them. I can’t wait to read other books written by Parker Williams.
If you like a dark love story with a lot of action and a unique plot then I highly recommend reading Haven’s Creed by Parker Williams.
10/10 Pots of Gold
Parker Williams believes that everyone deserves a chance at happily ever after. He also knows that it seldom comes without a price tag.
He writes men who are flawed, but redeemable by love – usually.
He writes m/m romance in several sub-genres, but one thing remains consistent: Love is power, no matter who you’re in love with.
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