Saturday, September 12, 2015

Starting Something by Stormy Glenn

Starting Something (MM)Title:Starting Something
Series:  Cade Creek, 5
Author:Stormy Glenn
Publisher:Siren-Bookstrand Inc.
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/M
Word Count:36,992
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
Siren Everlasting Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M, HEA
Hank Vaught had a past, one that made him wary of relationships. When the man he’s interested in betrays his trust, Hank refuses to have anything to do with him. But fate has a way of making a man regret decisions made in haste. When Sammy’s life is threatened, Hank is the first to run to his rescue. Getting Sammy to agree to speak to him again might be harder than finding the serial arsonist that is plaguing Cade Creek. It might be damn near impossible.
Sammy Helmond wanted Hank with a need that clouded every decision he made. Not knowing what he did to get Hank to kick him to the curb, Sammy tries to move on with his life. With nothing to lose, he gives into family pressure and moves away from Cade Creek. But even that solace is denied him when he finds himself engaged to be married to a woman who needs rescuing more than he does.
Desire brought Hank and Sammy together. Betrayal kept them apart. Can they learn to trust each other or will their chance at love be over before it can even really start?

Lies and distrust.  Early in a relationship they are deadly.  In Starting Something, Stormy Glenn’s fifth installment of the Cade Creek series, Hank and Sammy learn that lesson first hand.  Sammy and Hank find themselves gutted by betrayal and finding to strength to overcome their fears may cost more than they have.  I love how Ms. Glenn quickly takes us on an emotional high followed by a devastating low only to show us the painstaking crawl toward happily ever after.  How in the heck was she going to get Sammy and Hank back together in a believable fashion?  I didn’t think she could pull it off but was pleasantly surprised.  Sammy and Hank fought hard for each other.  They moved past their hurt feelings and emotional fears.  I loved that Ms. Glenn made it easy and hard all at once and I quite enjoyed the journey.  Sammy was loyal and fun loving.  Hank was a bit deeper but together they fit.  With the help of family and friends I found myself rooting for them.  Ms. Glenn gave us a story that moved along at a good pace even while she gave a depth to her characters.  The journey was heartfelt and believable.  The struggles felt real.  This was a well written and thoughtful story.  I am looking forward to where she will take us next with the residents of Cade Creek.

                                         Four Twinkling Stars

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