Bethany reviews Invicta: Sanctuary by Piper Kay. Published by Encompass Ink on October 12, 2014, 201 pgs.
Why I read this book: After finishing Salvation I was excited to see what would happen next.
Note: We were provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
What is your sanctuary?
For Mickey, he never needed one, he was his own. Until now. In a situation spinning out of control, Mickey is forced to make a move and he’s not sure how to handle it. He’s an intelligent, self-reliant man who never depended on anyone for anything, but now he is alone for the first time in his life, scared.
By accident, he ends up at Invicta, the hottest new male go-go dance club in town. Owners, Kade and Holt, know the behavior all too well, but Mickey’s trust factor is leveling out on zero, until he spots Toryn. Sometimes sanctuary can be found in the strangest of places.
Well damn. Yep that pretty much sums it up. Holy moly what did I just finish, that was…..brilliant. When I asked Piper if these can be read as stand alones, she told me “no they should be read in order.” Well let me tell you they “shouldn’t” be read in order, they “MUST” be read in order. You must read book one, then you must read book two, followed by you MUST read book three. This series is seriously addicting.
This book is different from most first person POVs, in the fact that there are not just one first person POV but quite a few of them. But please don’t let this scare you off. Having these different POVs is necessary for the book. It works and is essential for how the story is told. It is also a big reason whey these books need to be read in order. You have Kade and Holt from book one helping create Toryn and Mickey’s story, so you really need to read Salvation in order to fully understand things that go on in Sanctuary.
Every once in a while everyone needs a sanctuary, a place to not just escape, but a place to feel safe. In the beginning of this book, feeling safe is the farthest thing from Mickeys mind. Scared, alone, desperate? Yes, but feeling safe is laughable for Mickey. Till he meets Toryn, the hot gogo dancer at the new club, Invicta. Toryn turns his world on its axis, gives him an out from a dangerous situation, makes him angry and horny all at once. Toryn gives him hope, and possibly a home, a sanctuary. Why? Because Toryn knows what it feels like to need a sanctuary.
Until the very reason Toryn needed a sanctuary shows back up. Sending the very fragile, beginning of relationship Toryn and Mickey are creating into a tailspin of fear and uncertainty. The entire book I kept waiting for Piper to do what she does best, wrap the ending up giving our two main characters the happy ever after they deserve…..no NEED. Because dammit I NEED that HEA. So after plenty of nail biting she does wrap it up, but not in the way you expect. I did not see that coming, it left me cursing a blue streak. All I can say is that I am so glad book three is already out, because I am not sure I could have handled that ending without knowing I could start book three right away.
As much as I loved book one, this one had me on the seat of my chair till the very end, and I can without a doubt say that I loved this one even more. Piper Kay is a fantastic story teller and I can’t wait for you to read this series and fall in love with it just as much as I did. So I highly recommend this book as well as the entire series.
Where to buy: Amazon
Piper Kay is a homegrown country girl straight from the outskirts of Houston, Texas, USA. She is currently employed with Hot Ink Press and Evernight, and only recently became a genre jumper, with her first YA/NA M/M story for Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing. Whether YA, Erotic Romance, Western, or Drama, she always remains solely dedicated to stories in the M/M and gay romance genres. Piper is a #1 International Best Selling author of LGBT Erotica, and an International Bestselling author of LGBT Erotic romance, gay romance, LGBT drama, gay western and LGBT Childrens YA. Piper brings her passion of storytelling straight to the pages, almost always serving it with a super-sized sprinkle of sexy, a slice of sarcasm and a carafe of crazy.
Published works include:
A Perfect Passion(The Passion Series-Book One)
Payce’s Passion (The Passion Series-Book Two)
Invicta Series: Invicta: Salvation Book 1
Invicta Series: Invicta: Sanctuary Book 2
Crave: Hot Ink Teaser Set
Joey’s Choice: Hope & Love Charity Anthology
The Naughty Box 1
The Naughty Box 2
Eight Second Cowboy