REVIEW: “BLACK & BLUHE” by RJ Jones

black and blue

TITLE: Black & Bluhe
AUTHOR: RJ Jones
PUBLISHER: Vivid Blue Press
COVER ARTIST: LC Chase
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
E-BOOK: Yes
PRICE: $ 3,97 e-book on Amazon
LENGHT: 178 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 31th

 

BLURB: Grayson Black has never forgiven himself for not saving his identical twin brother, Jet, from a savage beating at their father’s hands ten years ago. Jet’s near-death never would have happened if Gray hadn’t been so focused on his boyfriend at the time. He has sworn to take care of his brother ever since. Gray can’t afford a distraction from his self-imposed mission, the type of distraction presented by the gorgeous blond showing up at their gigs.

Kris Larson is a firefighter with the San Francisco Fire Department. Since splitting from his girlfriend, his favorite way to spend nights off is watching the Black Brothers play in the bars of the Bay Area, especially the guitarist. But it’s not until the brothers are left homeless after a fire at their apartment building that Kris has the opportunity to know the real person behind the brooding façade.

Gray fights his attraction to Kris, but with a meddlesome twin who just wants him to be happy, it’s a losing battle. Before Gray and Kris can have a lasting relationship, though, Gray must learn to forgive himself, let go of the past, and lay more than one demon to rest.

 

lorraineI’m having a major love/hate relationship going on with this author at the moment. I love her storylines – they are heart-wrenchingly beautiful, mixed with soulful sadness that makes compulsive reading and yet I always seem to want to get the the main MC’s and knock their heads together to make them see the obvious (or stars, as the case may be).
The author, for me anyway, always seems to just overplay her hand a little and stretch out the torment a bit too long – I know she is going to deliver the ending I want as a reader and she does! but always takes the daunting uphill hike rather than the downhill easy roll route to get to that destination of everlasting happiness.
This is book 2 of the Out of the Blue Series. We have two twin boys, deeply loved by their mother who sadly passes away. This leaves them in the care of their despot father who believes he has raised “two faggot boys” and beats them regularly, until one day, he goes too far……..
The two boys survive and grow. Their upbringing at the hands of their father leaves them emotionally scared. Jet, fun and likeable but slightly physically damaged and Gray, detached but totally devoted to his brother – he wasn’t there when Jet needed him and now won’t leave his brother’s side, he won’t fail him again.
Due to a fire in the building they live, they meet big, tough firefighter Kris Larson, who has a big heart. A heart he is willing to give to Gray, if only he will let him in!
Enough spoilers, read the book yourselves and take this journey of bigotry, learning to trust again and most of all…..love……….No Gray, you are not afraid anymore (read the book to see what I mean).

 quattro
***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reviewing this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book***
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