S.E. Jakes – Long Time Gone

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Author: S.E. Jakes
Reviewed by: Susan65
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
ISBN 13: 9781626490604

Rating: ★★★★★ 


When a tornado meets a volcano, nothing is safe.

Soldier of fortune Prophet Drews always worked alone—until Tom Boudreaux became his partner. But when Tom walked away three months ago, ostensibly to keep Prophet safe, Prophet learned the true meaning of being alone. Everyone knows that Prophet, a Navy SEAL turned CIA spook turned mercenary, can look after himself. Which means he must’ve driven his lover away.

Even with half a world between them, Prophet can’t get the man out of his head. Maybe that’s why he’s in New Orleans in the middle of a hurricane, protecting Tom’s aunt. But the only looter around is Tom, bursting back into Prophet’s life. It turns out that Prophet’s been stuck in Tom’s head—and heart—too.

Their explosive reunion gets even hotter when Tom is arrested for murder. As they fight to clear his name, they delve deep into his past, finding enemies among everyone they meet. Staying alive in such a dangerous world is hard enough, but they soon discover that fighting to stay together is the most difficult thing they’ve ever done.

Review:   Move over Ty and Zane, there is a new team in town and they are absolutely giving you a run for your money. I never would have believed that another series could even compete with the boys from Cut & Run, but Prophet and Tommy are the real deal, and not only can they compete, but in some ways they are so much better. Wow, I’m blown away here.

In this installment, Prophet and Tommy are reunited after they went separate ways in “Catch a Ghost”. Tommy went AWOL, Prophet is freelancing his black ops jobs, and both ended up in New Orleans to help Tommy’s aunt during the Hurricane. Let me tell you, when these two meet up again you’d better have a fire extinguisher ready, because they were on fire….geez, I will never be able to look at rain again without thinking of Prophet and Tommy. That scene set the tempo for this book and it never faltered, not once.

One of the best parts of this book is actually the dialogue. Simply brilliant writing by SE Jakes. She brings these guys to life, makes them so real you feel like you can reach out and touch them. They are not perfect, they both has issues that they need to address and work through, and both have secrets that need to be revealed to bring their relationship together. A lot of Tommy’s horrible past is revealed in this book and we start on Prophets. Wow, again, not what I was expecting, but it works and works well. I can’t wait for the next book… I know that next reveal will be a nail biter.

One of my favorite parts of this book, no scratch that, my favorite part of this book is the alligator kink. OMG, you will laugh your ass off at Prophet and all the alligator comments, and then the aftermath…the holy hotness alligator kink between him and Tommy. Trust me, it works! I need that fire extinguisher again, please.

We also have the text message interaction between Prophet and Cillian, those two are a riot together. I can’t wait for Mal and Cillian to meet…that will be explosive, and I have no doubts that they will be burning up the sheets. I CAN’T WAIT!!!

And wasn’t Mal a surprise from Prophets past, a good one, but a surprise none the less. And the other guys from Prophets past, these guys are going to make the rest of this series perfect, I just know it.

This book ended on a much higher note than Catch a Ghost, and I am more than ready to move on to the next phase in the partnership of Prophet and Tommy. Just knowing that Prophet is willing to give them a chance made my heart happy. These two are the real deal and I am ready to be wowed some more in the next book. 


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