Wendy reviews Gone Away by Elizabeth Noble. Published December 28 2015 by Dreamspinner Press, 135 pages.
This week is our mystery theme week. Elizabeth Noble is a new to me author and when I saw her book in our list to be reviewed, I took a chance.
We were given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Mason Arquette isn’t one for mincing words. In fact, he often rubs people the wrong way—with the exception of Riece Burrell. Riece came with his own set of social issues, but he saw right through Mason’s tough exterior, and they made a perfect couple. Or so Mason thought… until Riece abruptly ended their relationship without much explanation.
Years later, Mason and Riece are thrown back together. As a US Forestry Service photographer, Riece is sent on assignment to the Black Hills, where Mason works. When Mason is tasked with guiding Riece around the territory, old feelings quickly are rekindled.
But nothing is ever easy. Just as Mason and Riece begin to work things out, they’re targeted by people with motives so vile and twisted they defy imagination. In a desperate race for their lives, they must depend on one another and take a big step out of their personal comfort zones to find their way back to safety—and back to love.
I am always nervous to read a new to me author, but I was drawn into this book from the start.
Riece is a delightfully awkward character that I love so much for his determination to function in society even though it’s hard for him. Hard to the point of being so overstimulated that he can’t think, yet he keeps trying. I love that he finds his voice at inconvenient and embarrassing times. I giggled out loud at a scene in this book because of this character. I love that he’s honest as well.
Mason talks about being a character that rubs people the wrong way, yet I didn’t see much of that in this book. I did see that he had a sensitive side that apparently Riece brings out. I liked that his character and Riece complimented each other. They seemed to bring out the best qualities in each other. He never stops loving Riece even though he was hurt by him. He is so cautious of being hurt again and that made me hurt for him a little.
This short story was very well written. It was fast paced and kept me on the edge of my seat. I felt like I was running for my life right along with the MC’s. This author knows how to tell a story.
Not only did the author write a compelling mystery, she threw in some super hot sex! All throughout the book.
I didn’t feel like I was missing anything with this book. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good short mystery.
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Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.
Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess and one tabby cat. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening, winter and summer sports (go Tribe!). When she’s not writing she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.
Three of Elizabeth’s books have received Honorable Mentions in the Rainbow Awards.
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