Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sage's Story by Dixie Lynn Dwyer

Title:Sage’s Story
Series:Town of Pearl, 5
Author:Dixie Lynn Dwyer
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/F, M/F/M, M/M/F/M, M/M/F/M/M
Word Count:50,117
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb

Sage Jones is an adrenaline junky. The rush keeps her heart hollow and allows her that slight sensation of feeling an emotion. She’s blocked off everyone, yet pretends to be just one of the girls. Until four sexy, hot men penetrate her heart, make her feel things that scare her, arouse her, and show her that not all men cause pain. She’s one tough woman, well trained by her family members, and it comes in handy one night when someone tries to abduct her.

Virgo, Dale, Quaid, and Matt London break down her defenses and show her that by their side is right where she belongs. But they're not the only ones interested in Sage, and it’s too late when they realize the one they are hunting was amongst them, and someone they trusted in the town of Pearl.

Can the men get to her in time, or will Sage end up losing the battle once and for all?

I adored Sage in the fifth installment of the Town of Pearl series by Dixie Lynn Dwyer.  Sage has weathered a past that makes it difficult for her to trust, even those that loved and raised her as their own.  She takes risks just so that she can feel something.  Ms. Dwyer does an excellent job of allowing the reader to feel and understand Sage’s sorrow.  I also found myself reading Sage’s Story and fearing that she would risk too much and push too far even as I knew it was unlikely since it was her story.  But that was the power of Ms. Lynn’s words, I was invested in Sage almost from the beginning.  I was thankful that she allowed Virgo, Dale, Quaid, and Matt to crack her thorny exterior.  You knew she needed someone or in this case several someones to give her the feeling of safety she needed.  And each man provided something different which satisfied the scared little girl residing in the grown woman that is Sage.  I loved that Ms. Dwyer gave her men who were older and had the patience necessary to see past Sage’s prickly exterior. 
While this story was deeply emotional, Ms. Dwyer balanced it well with a bit of action.  I loved seeing just how supportive this community was.  When one of its own is in danger, the Town of Pearl is ready, willing and able to protect.  While it isn’t necessary to have read prior stories in this series seeing how happy characters we have met in the past are is more rewarding having the previous knowledge.  This story is well worth the wait and I look forward to reading more from Ms. Dwyer in the future.

                                      Five Shooting Stars 

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