Erryn reviews ‘Silent Knight (Fog City Book 5)’ by Layla Reyne. The book was published May 3, 2021 and is 350 pages. The audiobook was narrated by Christian Leatherman. It was released November 15, 2021 and is 9hrs and 3mins. This book was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read: I’m enjoying the series.
I won’t let anything happen to you.
Fourteen years ago, Braxton Kane’s feelings were forbidden.
As an officer, he couldn’t fall for an enlisted…no matter how much he longed for Holt Madigan.
Now — as a police chief in love with a digital assassin — his promise to always protect Holt is becoming harder to keep.
I’ll protect you.
Holt doesn’t understand why his best friend has been pushing him away for months.
But when Brax’s life and career are threatened, Holt refuses to allow the distance any longer.
The Madigans protect their own, and Brax is family, whether he believes it or not.
I won’t let anything happen to you either.
Forced together, Holt realizes his feelings for his best friend have changed. His desire to explore the promise their single night together held is undeniable. His resolve to protect the man who has always protected him is unshakable. But if Holt wants a future with Brax, he’ll have to search and destroy the person who attacked him — before Brax activates the kill switch and sacrifices himself.
Love and devotion. Friendship and trust. Family. It all comes down to this. Holt and Kane, together at last, in the final book of the Fog City romantic suspense series.
I enjoyed this book. I’ve only read book 4 in the series, and I can say confidently that you can jump in at any point. I plan to go back to the other books. This one centers around Holt Madigan, even though we don’t get his point of view until many chapters into the book. But the series is about the Madigans – who routinely assassinate rivals. Anti-heroes who somehow come off as heroic.
The book begins with Braxton Kane, an officer in the army. He’s in a war-torn country and tasked with keeping his men alive. He meets Holt, and his whole world changes. He’s not just attracted to the man – all fresh-faced and innocent. He’s protective. He places himself in danger to protect Holt. It solidifies their friendship. Only years later does Holt find his feelings towards Brax deepening. They get one night, and Brax is back being a soldier and Holt moves on with his life.
But their paths keep crossing and eventually they’re both in the same city and both single.
And still they can’t get their shit together.
I wanted them to wind up together. But it’s not easy. Brax is now in law enforcement, and Holt’s family is definitely not on the right side of the law. So how can they make it work? Well, you’ll just have to listen and find out. Speaking of listening, Christian Leatherman narrated the book and I have to say I enjoyed his performance. I’m off to check out the first books in the series.
9/10 Pots of Gold (90% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
Layla Reyne is the author of the Fog City, Agents Irish and Whiskey, Trouble Brewing, and Changing Lanes series. A Carolina Tar Heel who now calls the San Francisco Bay Area home, Layla enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline-fueled suspense and heart pounding romance.